A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, is coming to the big screen.
This entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As 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 previous financial chicanery.
This is the third play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.
Edward Fox – Earl of Caversham
Freddie Fox – Lord Goring
Frances Barber – Mrs. Cheveley
Sally Bretton – Lady Chiltern
Nathaniel Parker – Lord Chiltern
Susan Hampshire – Lady Markby