Scandal and blackmail in Oscar Wilde play
PUBLISHED: 20:00 13 July 2018
Oscar Wilde’s comedy about political corruption and blackmail is transferring from the West End to Bath.
An Ideal Husband features scandal-loving journalists and the pitfalls of holding public figures to higher standards than everyone else.
The story centres around Sir Robert Chiltern, a promising politician destined for the highest office.
He is unquestionably an ideal husband, until the enigmatic Mrs Cheveley appears in London with a damning secret.
The production features some familiar British talent, including Susan Hampshire, known for her role in Monarch Of The Glen.
Edward Fox, who appeared in the Oscar-winning film Gandhi, will star as the Earl of Caversham.
An Ideal Husband will be at the Theatre Royal Bath from Wednesday to August 4 at various times.
Tickets, priced £25.50-41.50, are available from 01225 448844 or at www.theatreroyal.org.uk