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An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband
by Oscar Wilde

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 A B O U T


"One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged."

Lady Gertrude Chiltern is a woman of high and inflexible moral standards, secure in the love of her "ideal husband" Robert, who is that rarest of things, a politician with principles, seemingly destined for high office. But Sir Robert Chiltern's perfect image hides a guilty secret and unscrupulous Laura Cheveley has the evidence. Can Sir Robert keep both the love of his wife and his reputation, or will it all come crashing down?

We are so familiar with the wit of Oscar Wilde that it is easy to forget the serious issues that underlie much of his work. Written in 1895, "An Ideal Husband" was considered by Wilde to be his best play, and its themes of the worship of wealth and standards in political life are as relevant today as ever. And the character of Lord Goring is one of Wilde's greatest creations - a supremely "trivial" and witty fop who proves far wiser than the flawed Robert, idealistic Gertrude, or clever Mrs Cheveley.

"Nobody is incapable of doing a foolish thing. Nobody is incapable of doing a wrong thing. . . Life cannot be understood without much charity, life cannot be lived without much charity. It is love, and not German philosophy, that is the true explanation of this world, whatever may be the explanation of the next."

 W H E R E   &   W H E N   &   H O W   M U C H

at the Welsh Church Hall

£7 adults
£4 concessions

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Fri 23 July 2010, 8pm
Sat 24 July 2010, 3pm and 8pm
Fri 30 July 2010, 8pm
Sat 31 July 2010, 3pm and 8pm


C A S T

Sir Robert Chiltern

William Barklam

Lady Gertrude Chiltern

Helen Thomas

Mabel Chiltern,
Sir Robert's sister

Karla Duffy

The Earl of Caversham

Oliver Clement

Lord Arthur Goring, his son

Chris Jefferies

Mrs Laura Cheveley

Cathy Love

Lady Markby

Jennifer Moorby

The Countess of Basildon

Jackie Withnall

Mrs Marchmont

Anna Heinink

Vicomte De Nanjac

Mansoor Mir

Mr. Montford

Alastair Anderson

Miss Mason

Salley Rear

Phipps

Nicolaus Mackie

Servants, party guests

Sue Flindall, Danny Mullings,
Natalie Horvath, Richard Penney

 P R O D U C T I O N   T E A M

Director

Gill Taylor

Producer

Natalie Horvath

Lighting

Rob Benton

Sound

Kimber Heath-Renn

Stage Manager

Colin Heinink

Assistant Stage Manager

Sharon Trotter

Costumes

Vaughan Prosser

Props

Maggie Czerwinski

Set Assistance

John Saunders

Technical Assistance

Peter Raggett

Front of House Manager

Louise Croker, Sarah Fox

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