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Main House Edward Fox, Freddie Fox, Susan Hampshire, Nathaniel Parker, Frances Barber, Sally Bretton

An Ideal Husband

by Oscar Wilde
  • 18 July - 4 August

Event Information

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Running Time: 2h40m approx.

Edward Fox, Freddie Fox, Susan Hampshire, Nathaniel Parker, Frances Barber and Sally Bretton star in Oscar Wilde’s glittering comedy.

Sir Robert Chiltern is a promising politician, destined for the highest office,wealthy and adored by his wife. He is unquestionably an ideal husband. Until, that is, the enigmatic Mrs Cheveley appears in London with a damning secret from his past that could ruin both his career and his marriage.

★★★★ The Times, Evening Standard, Guardian, Independent

“A super-glamorous new production of a play that is today widely acknowledged to be Wilde’s dramatic masterpiece”The Bath Magazine

A uniformly outstanding cast. From the violinist opening the scenes to the opulent golden interiors, from the lush, brilliant coloured costumes to the vibrant performances, the whole production is a treasure” 
Swindon Advertiser

★★★★ “Ticks all the ideal theatrical boxes” Bristol Post

“The production is sharp, the humour waspish and its glittering cast play it for all it’s worth.  And how this play could have been written yesterday…  We couldn’t have had a more delightful evening and this is one definitely not to be missed!” What’sOnBath 

“Packed full of pithy Wildean witticisms … Rolls along at great pace … A deliciously frothy piece of summer entertainment” Western Daily Press

Only venue outside of the West End

Mon – Fri eves and Sat mats: £27.00 £32.50 £34.50 £37.50 £39.50
Sat eves: £29.50 £33.50 £35.50 £38.50 £41.50
Thurs mats: £25.50 £31.00 £33.00 £37.00 £38.00

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies

CAST (in order of speaking)

SAMUEL MARTIN – Harold/Violinist

JOANNA VAN KAMPEN – Mrs Marchmont

REBECCA CHARLES – The Countess of Basildon

SAM ARCHER – Mason

TAMEKA MORTIMER – The Duchess of Maryborough

EDWARD FOX – The Earl of Caversham

SALLY BRETTON – Lady Chiltern

FAITH OMOLE – Miss Mabel Chiltern

SUSAN HAMPSHIRE – Lady Markby

FRANCES BARBER – Mrs Cheveley

SAM PARKS – Vicomte de Nanjac

NATHANIEL PARKER – Sir Robert Chiltern

FREDDIE FOX – Viscount Goring

MICHAEL PETERS – Mr Montford

TIM WALLERS – Phipps

SAM BARRETT – James

 

Directed by JONATHAN CHURCH

Designed by SIMON HIGLETT

Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

All tickets for Main House productions include a £2 building levy.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

Full booking terms & conditions can be found here