VenueVaudeville Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From4th November 2010
Opened10th November 2010
To26th February 2011
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Wed,Sat Mats 14:30
PricesFrom £27.50. To £50.50.
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An Ideal Husband

An Ideal HusbandT235277811
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:T235277811, play:S2334, venue:V417

Production details


Producer Kim Poster (for Stanhope Productions)
Director Lindsay Posner
Design Brimson Lewis
Lighting Peter Mumford
Performer Alexander Hanson (Sir Robert Chiltern)
Performer Samantha Bond (Mrs Cheveley)
Performer Rachael Stirling (Mrs Chiltern)
Performer Elliot Cowan (Lord Goring)
Performer Charles Kay
Performer Fiona Button
Performer Caroline Blakiston

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