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Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: An Ideal Husband 12A

A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End


Directed by Jonathan Church, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As 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 talented ensemble cast includes real-life father and son Edward (The Audience, West End; The Day of the Jackal, ITV) and Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss, West End; Cucumber & Banana, Channel 4; E4), Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber (Silk, BBC; Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Globe), Olivier Award-winner Nathaniel Parker (This House, West End; Wolf Hall, West End & Broadway), Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC; King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen, BBC).



Edward Fox                        Earl of Caversham

Freddie Fox                        Lord Goring

Frances Barber                  Mrs. Cheveley

Sally Bretton                      Lady Chiltern

Nathaniel Parker             Lord Chiltern

Susan Hampshire            Lady Markby


★★★★ Telegraph ‘Incredibly funny’
★★★★ Times ‘Absolutely superb’
★★★★ Mail On Sunday ‘Wildely charming’
★★★★ Independent ‘Enchantingly comic’
★★★★ Guardian ‘Brilliant… a stylish revival’
★★★★ Sunday Times ‘Surprisingly topical’
★★★★ Evening Standard ‘Masterful performances’
★★★★ Financial Times ‘A sharp critique of social hypocrisy’
★★★★ WhatsOnStage ‘A masterpiece of cheeky charm’ 


Running time: approx 180 minutes 


Thursday 5th June 2018 at 7.15pm


£13 - Over 60s & students


  • Wildely charming
    Mail On Sunday
  • Enchantingly comic
  • A masterpiece of cheeky charm

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