An Ideal Husband

by

Oscar Wilde

SYNOPSIS

The play, takes place within 24 hours at the London homes of Sir Robert Chiltern and Lord Goring and centres around blackmail, corruption and personal and public morality. There are two letters. One reveals that Sir Robert Chiltern, a Foreign Office minister, originally made his fortune by selling secret government information. The other is a simple appeal for help written by Sir Robert’s wife to Lord Goring, which could be interpreted as a love letter. There is also a diamond brooch.

The mysterious Mrs Cheveley, who has the first letter, accidentally drops the brooch, which is then found by Lord Goring. Mrs Cheveley’s attempts to use the first letter to blackmail Sir Robert, then both Chilterns and finally Lord Goring are ultimately foiled when Lord Goring reveals that he knows Mrs Cheveley to have stolen the brooch. Just as Lord Gorin

DIRECTOR

Julie-anne Smith

CAST

The Earl of Caversham, K.G

Paul Bilton

Viscount Goring

Marc Kempe

Sir Robert Chiltern

Luke Walker

Vicomte De Nanjac

Martin Russell

Mason

Matthew Miller

Phipps

Tom Namovich

Lady Chiltern

Ariane Wildberger

Lady Markby

Valery Niggli

The Countess of Basildon

Vera Stucki

Mrs. Marchmont

Christine Eusebio-Ellis

Miss Mabel Chiltern

Christina Fleischmann

Mrs. Cheveley

Sylvia Day

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

BEHIND THE SCENES

Production Co-ordinator

Tiina Palojärvi

Set Design

Firman Burke and Tim Purdue

Stage Manager

Ana Alvarez Requejo

Lighting Design

Andreas Stahl

Lighting Operators

Tom Hofmaenner, Jamie Langridge

Sound Design

Terry Menard

Sound Operators

Susan De Paul, Karen Siber, Deborah Somers

Prompters

Ray Bär and Beatrice Hungerbühler

Properties

Patricia Peggs with Janet Evard, Marianne Alewine, Alexandra zu Pappenheim

Costumes

Tania Khanschassoff with Claudia Bodmer and Angela David

Wigs

Christine Eusebio-Ellis, wigs by Atop

Hair and Make-up

Maureen Grimm with Paul Day and Valentina D'Alessandro

Front of House

Claudia Wicki with Cleo Blass, Deborah Marolf, Members of the Club

Block Bookings

Tricia Tomlinson-Schmid

Box Office

Phil Margolis, Members of the Club

Title Artwork, Collateral Ads, Print Materials & Programme

Tania Khanschassoff

Production Stills

Firman Burke

Additional Photography

Michael Bushkov, Olga Bushkova, Ana Alvarez Requejo

Publicity

Paul Bilton

Press Officer

Ana Alvarez Requejo

GET THE LATEST NEWS AND INVITATIONS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX.

  • Facebook_gold
  • YouTube_gold
  • Instagram_gold
NODA_Logo_Neg.png
TicketcornerLogoWhite.png

Copyright © 1998-2020 Zurich English-Speaking Theatre

Photographs and videos supplied by
Firman Burke, Paul Bilton, Michael Bushkov, Olga Bushkova, Martin Chweirut, Nik Clayton, Daniele Dagani, Tom Hofmänner, Jamie Langridge, Irene Lautenbach, Tiina Palojärvi, Tim Purdue, Kelli Shoemaker​, Hummingbird Photography, Polar Studios