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

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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.

Playing 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 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.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for ages 8+

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Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opening: 20 Apr 2018
Press night: 03 May 2018
Booking from: 20 Apr 2018
Booking until: 14 Jul 2018

Next available performances

Friday 20 Apr 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 21 Apr 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 24 Apr 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 25 Apr 2018--7:30pm
Thursday 26 Apr 20182:30pm7:30pm
Friday 27 Apr 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 28 Apr 20182:30pm--

Location and map

Vaudeville Theatre
The Strand
London, WC2R 0NH

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