Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, the cream of the crop when it comes to British comedies, follows the intrigue and scandal of public life straight into the drawing room. Sir Robert Chiltern’s seems confident of his smooth political ascension but when confronted with dubious past dealings everything is called into jeopardy.
Jonathan Church (Singing in the Rain, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui) directs real-life father and son duo Edward and Freddie Fox (of The Audience, The Day of the Jackal and The Judas Kiss, Cucumber & Banana respectively) who will star alongside Olivier nominated Frances Barber (Silk, Antony and Cleopatra), Nathaniel Parker (This House, Wolf Hall), Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, King Lear), and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen).
Former artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Dominic Dromgoole’s new theatre company, Classic Spring, is presenting a yearlong season of Oscar Wilde plays, centring on his Victorian plays. The season includes A Woman of No Importance, Lady Windermere’s Fan, De Profundis, The Selfish Giant, and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Creatives & Production
Jonathan Church Director
Simon Higlett Designer
Howard Harrison Lighting Designer
Matt Mckenzie Sound Designer
Lizzi Gee Choreographer
Jason Carr Composer
Celine Lowenthal Associate Director
Gabrielle Dawes Cdg Casting Director
Robin Longley Company Stage Manager
Sarah Lyndon Deputy Stage Manager
Kirsty Macdiarmid Assistant Stage Manager
Andy Mccarthy Assistant Stage Manager
Rosie Townsend Associate Producer
Bonnie Morris Associate Producer
Alice Schweitzer Assistant Producer
Dominic Dromgoole Artistic Director