Sooner or later, we shall all have to pay for what we do...No one should be entirely judged by their past."
Oscar Wilde's brilliant An Ideal Husband is a story of morality, blackmail and political corruption.
Characterized by Wilde's biting wit and sparkling humour, the play is also a tender hearted portrait of a marriage.
Sir Robert Chiltern (Alexander Hanson), a highly successful government minister, finds his reputation, career and marriage to the loving but idealistic Lady Chiltern (Rachael Stirling) threatened by the arrival of the mysterious Mrs Cheveley (Samantha Bond). Confronted with a damning secret from his past, Sir Robert turns for help to his friend, Lord Goring (Elliot Cowan) an apparently idle philanderer, who himself has a history with Mrs Cheveley. Can this dandified philosopher save his friend from ruin? And will Lady Chiltern be able to reconcile the man she loves with her expectations of An Ideal Husband?
|Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm|
|Theatre Venue:||Vaudeville Theatre|
|Address:||Denman Street, London W1D 7DY|
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The Vaudeville Theatre is a West End theatre on The Strand in the City of Westminster. As the name suggests, the theatre held mostly vaudeville shows and musical revues in its early days. It opened in 1870 and was rebuilt twice, although each new building retained elements of the previous structure. The current building opened in 1926, and the capacity is now 690 seats. Rare thunder drum and lightning sheets, together with other early stage mechanisms survive in the theatre.
The Vaudeville Theatre is the third such building on the site, having been opened in 1870, substantially redesigned in 1891 and extensively improved in 1926. This tradition of attention to customer comfort means that today, while retaining its Victorian elegance, it is one of the few air-conditioned theatres in the West End.
Samantha Bond , Elliot Cowan , Alex Hanson