Plays Directory : An Ideal Husband

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Oscar Wilde
  • Written
    1895
  • Overview
    Sir Robert Chiltern is an “Ideal Husband” to Lady Chiltern. She doesn’t know that he made his
    fortune dishonestly: by revealing a Cabin secret to the late Baron Arnheim. The baron’s protégé, and Lady Chiltern’s enemy, Mrs Cheveley
    has proof of this and blackmails Sir Robert into supporting a fraudulent canal scheme that would make her rich. Meanwhile Lord Goring, a friend of Sir Robert, and Mabel, Sir Robert’s sister, find a
    diamond brooch that Lord Goring knows to have been stolen in the past by Mrs Cheveley.
    When Mrs Cheveley realises that Sir Robert has gone back on his promise because of Lady Chiltern, she exposes Sir Robert in front of his wife, who refuses to forgive him.
    Lady Chiltern then writes a letter which, although is asking for Lord Goring’s help, might
    also be read as a love letter. After receiving the letter Lord Goring’s
    father drops in, followed by Sir Robert, who has come to seek his
    friend’s counsel. Meanwhile Mrs Cheveley, who has been mistakenly
    allowed in by the butler , is found eavesdropping on the two friends’
    conversation by Sir Robert himself, who accuses Lord Goring of plotting
    against him.
    After Lord Goring confronts Mrs Cheveley, the latter makes
    a proposal: she will give up Sir Robert’s incriminating letter for
    Lord Goring’s hand in marriage. Lord Goring declines and frames Mrs
    Cheveley with the diamond brooch. She gives in but steals Lady Chiltern’
    s compromising letter planning to make Sir Robert believe his wife is
    in love with Lord Goring. Mrs Cheveley’s plan doesn’t succeed because,
    after Sir Robert denounces the scheme, he receives the letter and
    interprets it as an apology addressed to himself. Nevertheless Lady
    Chiltern is forced to explain the true nature of the letter and of the
    previous night’s events, to convince Sir Robert of Lord Goring’s
    integrity and to allow his to marry Mabel.

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10 known characters

4 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Colette Redgrave
2019, Lady Chiltern
Sutton House
Shauna Rae
Shauna Rae
Actor
2018, Lady Chiltern
Lorna Spencer
2017, Lady Chiltern
Jacqueline Y Dvn
2017, Lady Gertrude Chiltern
Emily Schofield
2016, Lady Chiltern
16 New Street, Jersey
Helen Cashin
Helen Cashin
Actor
2015, Lady Chiltern
Toronto
Emily Sitch
Emily Sitch
Actor
2015, Lady Chiltern
The Courtyard Theatre
Tania Foley
Tania Foley
Actor
2015, Lady Chiltern
Tour of Slovenia
Bethany Springall
2015, Lady Chiltern
Avondale Theatre - Italia Conti
Kathryn Hamilton-Hall
2014, Lady Gertrude Chiltern
Tabard Theatre
Charlotte Harrison
2014, Lady Chiltern
St. James Theatre
Sarah Gain
Sarah Gain
Actor
2013, Lady Chiltern
Blue Orange Theatre
Pia FitzGerald
2013, Lady Gertrude Chiltern
Rose Robinson
2012, Lady Chiltern
Anna Downes
Anna Downes
Actor
2011, Lady Chiltern
Various outdoor venues
Jennifer Jordan
2011, Lady Chiltern
Sarah Desmond
2010, Lady Chiltern
Georgia Clarke-Day
2010, Lady Chiltern
Milfords
Kate Sandison
2010, Lady Chiltern
Greenwich Playhouse
Francesca Wilding
2010, Lady Chiltern
Grange Court Theatre

Alternative Names

Ideal Husband