Edward and Freddie Fox is set to star in the next production in Dominic Dromgoole’s Oscar Wilde season at the Vaudeville Theatre, An Ideal Husband. The play is set during a dinner party at the home of Member of Parliament, Sir Robert Chiltern and his wife Lady Gertrude Chiltern. The guests include their close friend and bachelor Lord Goring, Sir Robert’s sister Mabel, and Lady Gertrude’s school day nemesis Mrs Cheveley.
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The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband explores corruption and morality, bringing an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. 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 past financial chicanery.
A witty new production from director Jonathan Church, (Singin’ in the Rain and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Chichester; West End) An Ideal Husband opens at the Vaudeville Theatre (20 April – 14 July), before playing at the Theatre Royal Bath as part of their Summer Season (18 July – 4 August).
Starring 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), NathanielParker (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).
The Oscar Wilde Season rolls elegantly on; don’t miss it!
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Dominic Dromgoole’s company Classic Spring has announced dates for the final two productions in his Oscar Wilde season at the Vaudeville Theatre. Following the opening production A Woman of No Importance, which currently runs at the theatre starring Eve Best, and Kathy Burke’s production of Lady Windermere’s Fan (from 12th January), An Ideal Husband will run from 10th April to 14th July (with an official opening on 3rd May) and The Importance of Being Earnest will conclude the season from 20th July to 20th October (official opening on 2nd August).