An Ideal Husband at Vaudeville Theatre tickets
An Ideal Husband at Vaudeville Theatre tickets

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About the show

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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for ages 8+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 20 Apr 2018
Press night: 03 May 2018
Booking from: 14 Jul 2018
Booking until: 14 Jul 2018

Location and map

Vaudeville Theatre
The Strand
London, WC2R 0NH

63 Reviews Add review

jamesflockhart 5''11, 223 reviews, 16 helpful votes

Excellent performances from the cast. Great to see so many well known, distinguished and skilled actors in one play. The chemistry... More

leepeddie 176, 39 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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... More

marebert 5' 1", 54 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This show was really funny and very well put together, Freddie Fox was absolutely excellent in his role as Lord Goring and being on... More

emilydiver 5"0, 292 reviews, 15 helpful votes

This was an Oscar Wilde play I was unfamiliar with but I found it very watchable and an absolute treat! The stellar line up included... More

joc78 5"4, 435 reviews, 7 helpful votes

A delicious piece of theatre! Wonderful casting, fabulous costumes, design and lighting beautiful - an absolute treat.

doonakebab 5'10", 189 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Fabulous period piece with lots of costume changes and a strong cast. Freddie Fox is outstanding!

marebert 5' 1", 54 reviews, 1 helpful vote

An Ideal Husband was a remarkable play. I cannot recommend it enough! The cast was superb and I can already tell that it's one of the... More

aredhelalcarin 69 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I really liked the play, it deals with serious matters. But with a lightness. Good actors and beautiful set.

sergioAraujo 192 reviews, 2 helpful votes