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An Ideal Husband

An ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured. Until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery.

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, this “incredibly funny” (Telegraph) and “stylish revival” (Guardian) of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband saw a “delicious double act” (Independent) from real-life father and son Edward and Freddie Fox. 

Joined on stage by the “marvellous” Nathaniel Parker (Times), “brilliant” Susan Hampshire (Guardian), “superb” Sally Bretton, and “thrilling” Frances Barber (WhatsOnStage) alongside a “delightful” West-End debut from Faith Omole (Evening Standard).

Dynamically re-minting a classic text, director Jonathan Church’s celebrated production explored political corruption and morality; the third showing in Classic Spring’s critically-renowned Oscar Wilde season.

 

“★★★★ “Incredibly funny” ”
- Telegraph
“★★★★ "Absolutely superb"”
- Times
“★★★★ “Wildely charming and warmly recommended” ”
- Mail on Sunday
“★★★★ “Enchantingly comic” ”
- Independent
“★★★★ “Deliciously charming” ”
- Sunday Times
“★★★★ “Brilliant… a stylish revival””
- Guardian
“★★★★ “A masterful performance””
- Evening Standard

Frances Barber

Mrs Cheveley

Frances Barber

Sam Thomas Archer

Manson + Ensemble

Sam Thomas Archer

Nathaniel Parker

Lord Chiltern

Nathaniel Parker

Edward Fox

Lord Caversham

Edward Fox

Faith Omole

Mabel Chiltern

Faith Omole

Freddie Fox

Lord Goring

Freddie Fox

Joanna Van Kampen

Mrs Marchmont

Joanna Van Kampen

Michael Peters

Montford + Ensemble

Michael Peters

Rebecca Charles

Lady Basildon

Rebecca Charles

Sally Bretton

Lady Chiltern

Sally Bretton

Sam Barrett

James + Ensemble

Sam Barrett

Tim Wallers

Phipps + Ensemble

Tim Wallers

Susan Hampshire

Lady Markby

Susan Hampshire

Tameka Mortimer

Ensemble

Tameka Mortimer

Sam Parks

Vicomte de Nanjac

Sam Parks

Samuel Martin

Harold + Violinist

Samuel Martin

Jonathan Church

Director

Simon Higlett

Designer

Howard Harrison

Lighting Designer

Matt McKenzie

Sound Designer

Jason Carr

Composer

Celine Lowenthal

Associate Director

Gabrielle Dawes

Casting Director

Karen Large

Costume Supervisor

Matt George

Wig Supervisor

Lizzie Frankl

Prop Supervisor

Lizzi Gee

Choreographer

An Ideal Husband - Insights Into The Play