Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, the cream of the crop when it comes to British comedies, follows the intrigue and scandal of public life straight into the drawing room. Sir Robert Chiltern’s seems confident of his smooth political ascension. The action happens over 48 hours when a devastating political scandal about the seemingly successful Government minister is brought about by the conniving Mrs Cheveley. A secret from the distant past manages to turn all their lives upside down, with agonisingly hilarious consequences.

Jonathan Church (Singing in the Rain, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui) directs real-life father and son duo Edward and Freddie Fox (of The Audience, The Day of the Jackal and The Judas Kiss, Cucumber & Banana respectively) who will star alongside Olivier nominated Frances Barber (Silk, Antony and Cleopatra), Nathaniel Parker (This House, Wolf Hall), Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, King Lear), and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen).

Former artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Dominic Dromgoole’s new theatre company, Classic Spring, is presenting a yearlong season of Oscar Wilde plays, centring on his Victorian plays. The season includes A Woman of No Importance, Lady Windermere’s Fan, De Profundis, The Selfish Giant, and The Importance of Being Earnest.

This production is running at the Vuadeville Theatre in London from April 20 - July 14, 2018.

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