Currently performing at Salford arts centre, An Ideal Husband is a fantastic show performed by Grand Dame Theatre Co. Untill the 26th of September.
If you love Big dresses, Bitchiness and Blackmail you will love this show. It’s like Mad Men with Corsets!
The plot: Robert Chiltern (Ollie Booth) and his wife Gertrude (Aimee Smiles) live happily in their London home with Robert’s sister Mabel (Keziah Lockwood).
Enter Lord Goring (Sam Hart) fashion follower, dandy, eligible bachelor and member of the boodles club whom Mabel adores so much it’s a scandal.
All is quiet and well in the Chiltern house untill Mrs Chevely ( Hannah Farrugia) comes to the house and threatens Robert with ruin. A letter wrote in his youth could publicly and personally destroy his life.
This play has been cast well from the core without. From Mrs Marchmont’s (Tina Savage) fainting spells, vicomte de Namjac’s (Ahmed Elmusrati) greasy party behaviour you will find this highly entertaining.
And for £10 (£8 Concessions) you are getting a fantastic piece of Wilde without the hefty tag.