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This show closed on July 14, 2018

About An Ideal Husband

Last chance to see Jonathan Church's 'incredibly funny' (The Times) and 'Wildely charming' (Mail on Sunday) revival of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. Must end 14 July!

‘Beautifully played and cast’ (London Theatre), real-life father & son Edward and Freddie Fox are a 'delicious double act' (Independent) alongside the ‘marvellous’ Nathaniel Parker (Times), ‘brilliant’ Susan Hampshire (Guardian), ‘superb’ Sally Bretton, ‘thrilling’ Frances Barber (WhatsOnStage) and 'delightful' Faith Omole, making her West End debut (Evening Standard).

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, don’t miss this ‘triumphant’ (Time Out) new production. Book tickets while you still can!

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One of Oscar Wilde’s most popular plays, An Ideal Husband is a light-hearted comedy, starring Frances Barber, Susan Hampshire and Freddie and Edward Fox. The play focuses on the things we do for both love and money, and asks whether past sins can ever truly be forgiven. Sir Robert finds himself being blackmailed by the manipulative Mrs. Cheveley over past transgressions - will he bow to the pressure? Sir Robert may have sold state secrets, but does he deserve what fate is dealing him? With both marriages, livelihoods and reputations on the line, the stakes are high for Robert. “An Ideal Husband” is a highly enjoyable production has received lots praise from both fans and critics alike; it’s truly become one of the most favoured shows in the Wilde Season - don’t miss out on the rest of the plays coming this year.

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What To Watch For

  • Oscar Wilde began writing An Ideal Husband was written in 1893 and had it produced as a stage play in 1985, but it’s themes are as relevant today as ever - private crimes becoming public is particularly relevant to modern audiences.
  • Sir Robert Goring is named after Goring-on-Thames in London.
  • Freddie and Edward Fox are a real-life father and son. Their family is known for being actors, producers or somehow working in the entertainment industry.

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Run Time

2hrs 45min (inc. interval)

Start Date

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Recommended for ages 8+

Incredibly funny
The Telegraph
Absolutely superb
The Times
Enchantingly comic
The Independent

Vaudeville Theatre

404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH

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