Tabard Theatre goes Wilde for An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband. Photo by Andreas Grieger
An Ideal Husband. Photo by Andreas Grieger

The Tabard Theatre, Chiswick, is diving into Oscar Wilde‘s upper-class world of fops and dandies, for its new production, the witty social satire An Ideal Husband.

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 has come up with a modern interpretation of the comedy. He 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.

The cast also includes: Doug Cooper, Michael Kenneth Stewart, Sara
Langridge, Francesca Meredith, Jill Rutland, Jamie Thompson, Scott Westwood

An Ideal Husband runs until July 19.

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