‘‘A timely, thought-provoking, sharp and solidly entertaining night at the theatre, and one of the highlights of the MTC season so far.’
Successful politician Sir Robert Chiltern has it all – money, power and the love of his adoring wife. But when a mysterious character threatens to expose a dark secret from his past, he becomes hopelessly embroiled in a world of insider trading, blackmail and deception.
Wilde’s effervescent high-society comedy stars the incomparable Gina Riley (Kath & Kim), as the grand Lady Markby, with a top-drawer cast including Michelle Lim Davidson (Utopia), Christie Whelan Browne (Born Yesterday), Simon Gleeson (Les Misérables) and William McInnes (The Last Man Standing), directed by MTC Associate Director Dean Bryant (Born Yesterday).
You can also download a copy of the show programme for An Ideal Husband before you head to the theatre, and a range of other information about the show – ranging from interviews to podcasts – can be found throughout the season here at mtc.com.au/backstage.
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This production boasts some of Australia’s finest, most versatile performers.
For a fun few hours of theatre, this is hard to beat…it’s a delicious comic treat.
Whelan Browne is a flat-out star, the kind you can’t look away from.
It’s witty, titanically funny, but it makes you consider social clichés and disrupts any prevailing ideology.
Contains sexual references. For detailed information about the production’s content click here.
Further details regarding this production’s content will be available closer to the season. Please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800 for more information.
An Ideal Husband will be Audio Described on Tuesday 31 July at 6.30pm and Saturday 4 August at 2pm.
Auslan Stage Left will offer an Auslan interpreted performance on Saturday 11 August at 2pm.
Captions are available via a screen for the performance on Thursday 2 August at 8pm.