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Vaudeville Theatre

Oscar Wilde’s 1895 comedy An Ideal Husband returns to the West End for a strictly limited number of performances at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre. Following the story of an upcoming politician whose plans are scuppered by some sinful revelations, the play comes as part of Dominic Dromgoole’s anticipated year-long Oscar Wilde Season at the London venue.

Oscar Wilde’s 1985 comedy An Ideal Husband features as the spring production of Dominic Dromgoole’s year-long Oscar Wilde Season at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre. Opening with its first production in October 2017, the celebration of Wilde’s work sees fully-staged productions with star-studded casts, and includes his best-known plays, as well as rarely produced works.

An Ideal Husband last ran at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2010, in a production starring Samantha Bond and her real-life husband Alexander Hanson as Mrs Cheveley and Sir Robert Chiltern. With further casting yet to be announced, Dromgoole will undoubtedly rally a dream team of brilliant actors and creatives.

Wilde’s Victorian political comedy is the wonderfully funny story of a politician’s assured success, as well as blackmail and secrets that have plenty of contemporary relevance. As Sir Robert rises to the top of his game with apparent ease, Mrs Cheveley suddenly appears to set the record straight.

Presenting a package of previous financial trickery, Sir Robert’s future is thrown into jeopardy. Frequently revived, the play serves as a reminder that these problems are still very much relevant today, and that even the strongest and most assured politicians can fall.

Casting includes stage and screen actress Frances Barber as Mrs Cheveley, alongside Freddie Fox (Travesties) as Lord Goring, Edward Fox as the Earl of Caversham, Nathaniel Parker as Lord Chiltern, Sally Bretton as Lady Chiltern and Susan Hampshire as Lady Markby.

With tickets available for a strictly limited run at the Vaudeville Theatre, performances play from 20 April to 14 July 2018, with a press night on 3 May 2018 and The Importance of Being Earnest opening soon after. This is a great opportunity to get tickets to see this modern classic as part of a bigger season paying tribute to Oscar Wilde’s work.

Performance dates:
14 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
Running time:
2 hours and 45 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Suitable for ages 8+
Audience Notes:
Fans of Oscar Wilde, comedic plays and period theatre won’t want to miss this production of a rarely-staged classic and should ensure to get their An Ideal Husband tickets.

An Ideal Husband Reviews

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User Reviews

Performance date: 25 April 2018

Excellent performances from the cast. Great to see so many well known, distinguished and skilled actors in one play. The chemistry between father and son Fox added an extra smile and it was really quite heartwarming to watch them perform together. Su Read more

Performance date: 31 May 2018

I just loved Freddie Fox. He is so talented and sparkling, and simply stole the show. It's refreshing to see a period drama done without being unnecessarily reinvented too.

Performance date: 10 July 2018
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