PREVIEW: An Ideal Husband, Vaudeville Theatre

This new production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy, directed by Jonathan Church will play at the Vaudeville Theatre from the 20th April. 


It has recently been announced that real-life father and son, Edward and Freddie Fox will play fictional father and son Earl of Caversham and Lord Goring respectively in the production.

Edward Fox’s extensive theatre credits include The Audience (West End), with Helen Mirren, and performing  T.S. Eliot’s ‘Four Quartets’ (Riverside Studios). On screen he has most recently been seen in Taboo (BBC) alongside Tom Hardy.

Meanwhile, Freddie Fox’s stage credits include playing  Wilde’s lover Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas in The Judas Kiss, opposite Rupert Everett (Hampstead Theatre, West End). Other credits include Travesties (Menier Chocolate Factory, West End), Cucumber (Channel 4), Banana (E4), Boy George (BBC) and The Three Musketeers. 

They will be joined in the production by Frances Barber as Mrs Cheveley. She is best known for her role as Caroline Warwick in Silk (BBC). Her many screen and stage credits also include Mr. HolmesVicious (ITV), and Death in Paradise (BBC). Her numerous stage appearances have included playing Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare’s Globe), Arkadina in The Seagull (RSC), and Julius in Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female Julius Caesar (Donmar Warehouse).

An Ideal Husband explores corruption and morality, bringing an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. An ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured. Until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his past financial chicanery.

Jonathan Church’s production is the latest in Classic Spring’s year long season at the Vaudeville theatre, celebrating the work of Oscar Wilde. The company was set up by former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Dominic Dromgoole.

An Ideal Husband is set to play at the Vaudeville Theatre from the 20th April until the 14th July. To book tickets click here or visit:, See, Encore TicketsTheatre Tickets and Love


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