An Ideal Husband At The Tabard Theatre

Oscar Wilde's witty social satire to be staged at Chiswick theatre

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An Ideal Husband
1 – 19 July
Tuesday – Saturday | 7.30pm
Saturday Matinee | 4pm
Tickets | £14-£16
Book online at or 02089956035.
Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, W4 1LW

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No man is rich enough to buy back his past! Oscar Wilde’s witty and imaginative 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.

Set in an upper-class world of fops and dandies, Oscar Wilde’s 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 womanising, 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?
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 in Europe, worked at the Bristol Old Vic and Shakespeare’s Globe, and appeared in Me and My Girl at the Adelphi.

June 17, 2014