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AUDITIONS: An Ideal Husband, directed by Ewen Coleman, Hutt Repertory Theatre

An Ideal Husband
By Oscar Wilde,
Produced by Hutt Repertory Theatre
Directed by Ewen Coleman
Performance Venue:
Season: 4-14 July 2012
Audition Dates: Sun 29 April 2012
Rehearsals start: 13 May 2012


A romantic and sentimental comedy set at the turn of the 19th century, An Ideal Husband delves into themes of love, passion, and betrayal among the aristocracy.

Sir Robert Chiltern, a brilliant politician and a perfect gentleman, is the ideal husband for the charming Lady Chiltern. They have a widely envied marriage until charming Mrs. Cheveley appears with the intention of revealing a dark secret from Chiltern's past.

When his world seems to be falling apart, Chiltern turns to his lifelong friend Lord Arthur Goring, the most eligible bachelor in town. Goring soon finds himself caught up in a web of lies, temptations, and secret liaisons. Furthermore, the persistent charms of Sir Robert's sister Mabel are becoming a serious threat to his much-cherished bachelorhood.

Using political intrigue and clever wit, An Ideal Husband draws a picture of a society struggling with issues still valid today.

Characters:
The Earl of Caversham, K.G.
Viscount Goring, his Son
Sir Robert Chiltern, Bart., Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs
Vicomte De Nanjac, Attaché at the French Embassy in London
Mr. Montford
Mason, Butler to Sir Robert Chiltern
Phipps, Lord Goring’s Servant
James, Footman
Harold, Footman
Lady Chiltern
Lady Markby
The Countess of Basildon
Mrs. Marchmont
Miss Mabel Chiltern, Sir Robert Chiltern’s Sister
Mrs. Cheveley

Rehearsals to start 13 May
Production dates: 4-14 July

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