Oscar Wilde Season: An Ideal Husband
- 165 minutes
Starring: Edward Fox, Freddie Fox, Frances Barber, Sally Bretton, Nathaniel Parker, Susan Hampshire
Filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre, London on 5 June 2018
Oscar Wilde Season: An Ideal Husband in cinemas 26 June 2018
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. Directed by Jonathan Church, 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.
The talented ensemble cast includes 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), Olivier Award-winner Nathaniel Parker (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).
4 stars - "Edward and Freddie Fox give a delightful revival extra zing as the earl and his son" - The Times
4 stars - "A sterling production" - Broadway World
4 stars - "stylish revival of Wilde’s send-up of a money-mad society" - The Guardian
4 stars - "Enthusiastically recommended" - WhatsOnStage
Adult tickets: £15.10
Concession tickets: £12.10
Child tickets: £12.10
Royal Box tickets: £17.60