This November, Alsager Community Theatre will be brightening up some of those long autumn evenings with its production of the classic Oscar Wilde comedy-drama An Ideal Husband.
We may have an idea of who our perfect partner should be, yet such an ideal can only exist as long as real life has absolutely no say in the matter. Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband focuses on a married couple who appear to be perfect in every respect. Sir Robert Chiltern is an ideal husband. However when the beguiling blackmailer Mrs Cheveley seeks to bend him to her political agenda his moral standing, marriage and ministerial career are thrown to the wolves in this battle of Wildean wit.
Director James Tomkinson tells us: “I directed a production of The Importance of Being Earnest a couple of years ago, and loved the experience so much that I was very keen to do another play by Oscar Wilde. Audiences loved it too! This one is rather less frivolous, but just as entertaining, as it mocks and satirises the stifling atmosphere of polite English society in the 1890s. We are fortunate to have gathered a talented cast of local actors, and are confident that our audiences will have a wonderful evening.”
An Ideal Husband is performed at 7.45pm from Wednesday 21st to Saturday 24th November at St Mary’s Church, Crewe Road, Alsager, ST7 2EW.
Tickets are £8 (£7 for under 21s). They are available from 1st November by phoning 01260 276165 or from Alsager Library.
You can visit the group’s website to find out more about ACT : www.alsagercommunitytheatre.org.uk