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★★★★
‘‘A timely, thought-provoking, sharp and solidly entertaining night at the theatre, and one of the highlights of the MTC season so far.’

The Age


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).


Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband in rehearsal


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.

Cast & Crew

Simon Gleeson

Simon Gleeson

Sir Robert Chiltern

Brent Hill

Brent Hill

Lord Goring

Jem Lai

Jem Lai

Mrs Marchmont

Joseph Lai

Joseph Lai

Nanjac / Butler / James

Michelle Lim Davidson

Michelle Lim Davidson

Miss Mabel Chiltern

William McInnes

William McInnes

The Earl of Caversham K.G

Zindzi Okenyo

Zindzi Okenyo

Lady Chiltern

Josh Price

Josh Price

Mason / Mr Montford / Phipps

Gina Riley

Gina Riley

Lady Markby

Greta Sherriff

Greta Sherriff

Lady Basildon

Christie Whelan Browne

Christie Whelan Browne

Mrs Cheveley

Dean Bryant

Dean Bryant

Director

Dale Ferguson

Dale Ferguson

Set & Costume Designer

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Lighting Designer

Mathew Frank

Mathew Frank

Composer & Sound Designer

Leith McPherson

Leith McPherson

Voice & Dialect Coach

Ellen Simpson

Ellen Simpson

Assistant Director

Sophie Woodward

Sophie Woodward

Assistant Costume Designer

News & Reviews

Reviews

4

This production boasts some of Australia’s finest, most versatile performers.

Herald Sun
4

For a fun few hours of theatre, this is hard to beat…it’s a delicious comic treat.

Limelight
4

Whelan Browne is a flat-out star, the kind you can’t look away from.

Timeout
4.5

It’s witty, titanically funny, but it makes you consider social clichés and disrupts any prevailing ideology.

Artshub

Venues

Attendance Information

  • 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.

  • Hearing Assistance Wheelchair accessible Audio Description Tactile Tour Open Captioning Auslan interpreted

    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.

    You can learn more about access services at MTC here.

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