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An Ideal Husband

By Oscar Wilde

Directed by Timothy Bennett

Season: 29th October - 10th December 2011
Preview night 28th October
Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm

Opening Night Sold Out!

a warm, entertaining night at the theatre. Oscar Wilde's wit reigns supreme! - David Kary, Sydney Arts Guide

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An Ideal Husband is a clever blend of comedy and drama superbly crafted with Oscar Wilde's customary flair and sharp, satirical and timeless wit.

A successful politician's career, honour and marriage are threatened when he is confronted with blackmail over a past misdeed. Wilde quickly establishes an intriguing plot and with an array of colourful characters and sparkling dialogue the story flows at a brisk pace.

Wilde's observations on power, morals, human frailities, marriage, politics and honour are still fresh today. His polished writing and sparkling repartee have lost none of their appeal and guarantee an evening of satisfying and entertaining theatre. The costumes for the production will be designed by Peter Henson and will ensure that Wilde's wit is matched with a handsome and stylish recreation of the period.

Director:Timothy Bennett
Assistant Director:Lilianna Komljenovic
Set Design:Owen Gimblett
Costume Design:Peter Henson
Lighting Design:Mark Banks
Sound Design:Tom Massey
Production Manager:Roger Gimblett

Stage Manager:Caroline Gage
Lighting & Sound Operation:Frances Attard
Emma Medbury

Sir Robert Chiltern:Andrew O'Connell
Lady Gertrude Chiltern:Faran Martin
Lord Arthur Goring:John Willis-Richards
Mrs Laura Cheveley:Melanie Robinson
Lord Caversham:Gary Woods
Miss Mabel Chiltern:Jodie Lee Behrendorff
Lady Markby:Sandra Bass
Lady Olivia Basildon:Lyndal Judges
Mrs Margaret Marchmont:Georgina Lloyd
Vicomte De Nanjac:Christophe Truschel
Mr Montford:Jason Thorne
Duchess of Maryborough:Joyce Birch
Phipps:Jareth Norman
Mason:Simon Frame

"Hugely entertaining, a curious mixture of melodrama, Wilde's distinctive epigrammatic wit and sudden moments of deeper feeling.."
The Daily Telegraph

"It offers a good evening and reminds us that Wilde's wit masked a vision of life."

Oscar Wilde's satire on political corruption has rarely seemed so relevant and An Ideal Husband is Wilde's most earnest social satire"
The Guardian