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Performance

VenueRoyal Exchange
Other spaces: The Studio/Swan Street Studio
TownManchester
CountyGreater Manchester
From11th December 2007
To26th January 2008
What is currently on at Royal Exchange (V491)

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal HusbandT01452484351
First performed 1895. In decorous London society, where most women have their eyes set on snaring the perfect husband, Mrs Laura Cheveley is set on securing a lucrative Argentinian investment. All she needs to ensure the success of her scheme are corruptible connections in high places. Luckily, upright government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern, has a dark secret, and Mrs Cheveley knows exactly what it is. Now she just has to slice right through Sir Robert's outwardly respectable world, bending his earlier shame to her advantage. But there is one last hope for Sir Robert: Mrs Cheveley has a dark secret too, and Sir Robert's adoring wife, Lady Chiltern, who was at school with her, knows exactly what it is. Set in London in 1985, An Ideal Husband is considered to be Oscar Wilde's dramatic masterpiece. Blisteringly witty, the play is both a stylish comedy and a searing exposure of hypocrisy and bogus morality. In its analysis of ambition, shame, corruption and ruin, it speaks most passionately, not only to our age, but also to Wilde's personal crisis at the time.
Author Oscar Wilde


Archive :: production:T01452484351, play:S2334, venue:V491

Production details

Company

Producer Royal Exchange
Director Braham Murray
Design Simon Higlett
Sound Peter Rice
Lighting Jason Taylor
Performer Joanna Riding
Performer Simon Robson
Performer Rae Hendrie
Performer Milo Twomey
Performer Ann Firbank
Performer Zannah Hodson
Performer Stephen Hudson
Performer Edmund Kente
Performer Jean-Mare Perret
Performer Kate Mieko-Ward
Performer Claudia Renton
Performer Jeffrey Wickham

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