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See Melbourne Theatre Company's 'An Ideal Husband'

By Lynette C July 13, 2018

An Ideal Husband

Successful politician Sir Robert Chiltern has it all – money, power and the love of his adoring wife. But when the mysterious Mrs Cheveley threatens to expose a dark secret from his past, will his reputation, career and marriage be ruined?

In this undisputed classic, dukes, dandies and unmarried daughters gather in drawing rooms to sip tea, exchange gossip and flirt. Comically ravishing characters engage in witty repartee, holding a mirror up to late-Victorian society values.

Oscar Wilde’s effervescent high-society drama An Ideal Husband sees the incomparable Gina Riley (Kath & Kim) and William McInnes (The Time of our Lives) lead an all-star cast including Simon Gleeson (Les Misérables), Christie Whelan Browne (Muriel’s Wedding, The Musical), Brent Hill (Vivid White), Michelle Lim Davidson (Utopia), Zindzi Okenyo (Disgraced), Josh Price (Going Down) and Greta Sherriff (Oklahoma!) with newcomers Jem Lai and Joseph Lai.

Don’t miss An Ideal Husband, playing at the Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne from 16 July until 18 August.

Bookings at mtc.com.au/plays-and-tickets/season-2018/an-ideal-husband/