Travellers to the capital on London theatre breaks will be stepping into the Vaudeville Theatre this November as Oscar Wilde’s classic play “An Ideal Husband” steps onto the stage. It will be following on from the enormously high profile show The Prisoner Of Second Avenue, whilst taking the West End venue into 2011. But whilst “Prisoner” stars the likes of Jeff Goldblum, “An Ideal Husband” features a star team of its own, not only featuring Rachael Stirling as the wife of a Government Minister, but also featuring a husband and wife team in the form of Alexander Hanson and Samantha Bond.
When audiences are transported into the world of “An Ideal Husband” they meet the Government Minister Sir Robert Chilton (Hanson), whose life of success is demonstrated by his position in Westminster and his loving wife (Stirling). But with everything to live for, he also has everything to lose and when a woman, Mrs Chevely, arrives on the scene with some damning evidence of a secret in his past Chilton realises he could fall from grace. But to make matters worse, Chilton must turn to his friend Lord Goring (Elliot Cowan) for help, who is not particularly welcome in his home.
Alexander Hanson is an actor who has appeared in a wealth of shows over a long career, performing in the West End and beyond, whilst also fitting in some screen appearances as well. His credits include We Will Rock You, “Arcadia” and a high profile Broadway production of “A Little Night Music”. Meanwhile, his long list of credits for the screen will make him a familiar face to anyone who has seen television programmes such as “Heartbeat”, “Casualty” and “Rosemary and Thyme”, in addition to the movie “Kidulthood”.
And when he appears onstage in “An Ideal Husband” it is likely to turn many heads as he appears alongside his wife Samantha Bond, the most recent actress to take on the role of Miss Moneypenny in the 007 movie from “Goldeneye” to “Die Another Day”. Beyond James Bond, she has also embarked on a successful stage career with the likes of “Arcadia” at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2009, plus various other productions that date back to the 1980s.
An Ideal Husband makes its way to the Vaudeville Theatre and runs from Wednesday 10th November 2010 (previews from Thursday 4th November 2010) to Saturday 19th February 2011.
|Booking From:||Thursday, 4th November 2010|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 26th February 2011|
|Matinees:||Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30pm|
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