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An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor. The action is set in London, and takes place over the course of 24 hours.

Together with The Importance of Being Earnest, it is often considered Wilde's dramatic masterpiece and is one of his most frequently produced plays.

Cast: Lord Caversham - Alan Weyman, Mabel Chiltern - Amanda Friday, Lord Goring - Ben Lindsey-Clark, Sir Robert Chiltern - Chris Marcellus, Mason - David Prickett, Mr. Montford and Harold - Denis Daly, Lady Chiltern - Elizabeth Klett, Mrs. Marchmont - Erin Louttit, James - Jeff Moon, Lady Markby - Linda Barrans, Phipps - Noel Badrian, Vicomte de Nanjac - Peter Tucker, Mrs. Cheveley - PJ Morgan, Lady Basildon - Leanne Yau. Stage directions narrated by Tiffany Halla Colonna. Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett.

Public Domain (P)2016 The Online Stage

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  • 01-03-18

Atrocious voicing of Robert

Chris Marcellus will put you to sleep, his voicing is so dull and without emotion, when Robert has some of the most expressive lines in the entire play. Elizabeth Klett is lovely as always. Ben Lindsey-Clark is Lord Boring. Alan Weyman was alright.

The other version is far superior, although it is slightly abridged.