Sunday, July 14

Tag: Carlton Theatre Group

An Ideal Husband – New Wimbledon Theatre
London

An Ideal Husband – New Wimbledon Theatre

What relevance could a play written 130 years ago possibly have today? But then, that is the magic of Oscar Wilde, giving us themes that stay relevant through the ages, food for thought for days. When Lady Markby remarked that society has become over-populated and that “someone should arrange a proper scheme of assisted emigration”, it certainly hit a nerve and prompted a few uncomfortable chuckles in the audience. Directed by Patrick Brione, the Carlton Theatre Group’s production of An Ideal Husband is rich in talent and rides the waves of wit and melodrama with flair. Sir Robert Chiltern’s perfect life hangs in the balance as the scheming Mrs Cheveley threatens him with social and political ruin. She blackmails him with a letter from his past in order to force his support for a canal...