Oscar Wilde's

An Ideal Husband

16 July — 25 August 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse

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.

Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including an interval.

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Simon Gleeson

Simon Gleeson

Sir Robert Chiltern

Brent Hill

Brent Hill

Lord Goring


Jem Lai

Mrs Marchmont

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Joseph Lai

Nanjac / Butler / James

Michelle Lim Davidson

Michelle Lim Davidson

Miss Mabel Chiltern


William McInnes

The Earl of Caversham K.G


Zindzi Okenyo

Lady Chiltern


Josh Price

Mason / Mr Montford / Phipps

Gina Riley

Gina Riley

Lady Markby

Greta Sherriff

Greta Sherriff

Lady Basildon


Christie Whelan Browne

Mrs Cheveley

Dean Bryant

Dean Bryant


Dale Ferguson

Dale Ferguson

Set & Costume Designer

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Lighting Designer


Mathew Frank

Composer & Sound Designer


Leith McPherson

Voice & Dialect Coach


Ellen Simpson

Assistant Director


Sophie Woodward

Assistant Costume Designer

More Information

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.


  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

  • Audio Described

  • Open Captioning

Performance Type Performance Date(s)
Audio Described Tuesday 31 July at 6.30pm
Saturday 4 August at 2pm.
Audio Described
auslan interpreted
Saturday 11 August at 2pm
Open Captioning
via screen
Thursday 2 August at 8pm