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An Ideal Husband
By Oscar Wilde | Directed by David Phipps-Davis

No man is rich enough to buy back his past

Set in an upper-class world of fops and dandies, Oscar Wilde’s witty social satire
questions the morality of seemingly upstanding politicians.

Sir Robert is a well-respected politician whose spotless reputation is the pride of his
beautiful wife and adoring daughter, But when an old acquaintance threatens to reveal a
dark secret from Robert’s past, only his womanizing, party-loving best friend is scheming
and dishonest enough to come to his aid.

As the plot unfolds, Sir Robert’s mask cracks and his flaws are revealed. Can his present
actions right his previous wrongs? A question remains: what makes An Ideal Husband?

Oscar Wilde’s witty, imaginative and beautiful works (The Picture of Dorian Gray, The
Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband) are considered among the great
literary masterpieces of the late Victorian period. Filled with an abundance of dark and
delightful witticisms, this production will charm Wilde enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

David Phipps-Davis directs a cast including Eileen Battye as Lady Markby and Kathryn
Hamilton Hall as Gertrude Chiltern. Eileen has worked extensively in the major theatres in
the UK, including appearances for Alan Ayckbourn and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Kathryn has toured extensively in Europe, worked at the Bristol Old Vic and
Shakespeare’s Globe, and appeared in Me and My Girl at the Adelphi.

Cast | Eileen Battye, Doug Cooper, Kathryn Hamilton-Hall, Michael Kenneth Stewart, Sara
Langridge, Francesca Meredith, Jill Rutland, Jamie Thompson, Scott Westwood
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