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An Ideal Husband : A WILDE CLASSIC REVISITED

Oscar Wilde’s play AN IDEAL HUSBAND premiered in 1895 .This new production, part of the Wilde season by Classic Spring Company was filmed earlier this year at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.  It transfers excellently from stage to screen.

Directed by Jonathan Church mostly it seems as relevant as if it was written yesterday, with its scheming, plotting and hidden potential scandals of political financial meddling and corruption. It is tautly structured with several complicated plot twists. Other issues Wilde raises include women’s position in society, class divisions and the forgiveness of past errors, and the damage of ruining lives of great value to society because of people’s hypocritical reactions to those acts .Church has a fabulous creative team and a magnificent cast. Great attention is paid to Wilde’s witty aphorisms and sparkling text and there is excellent timing and phrasing from the superb ensemble

It is gloriously designed by Simon Higlett .The sets are ravishing and elegantly subtle especially for those of Sir Robert Chiltern’s house with the burnished gold .The costumes are stunning – exquisitely tailored expensively cut suits for the men and some striking outfitsfor the women.

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NT LIVE: THE AUDIENCE (ENCORE SCREENINGS July 2015)

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“If you want to know how it is that the monarchy in this country has survived as long as it has – don’t look to its monarchs. Look to its prime ministers.” THE AUDIENCE

They don’t get much better than this. Along with most of my colleagues I am searching for superlatives to describe THE AUDIENCE, filmed at the Gielgud Theatre in London. Continue reading NT LIVE: THE AUDIENCE (ENCORE SCREENINGS July 2015)

NT Live: THE AUDIENCE

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Richard McCabe (Harold Wilson), Helen Mirren (Queen Elizabeth) and Edward Fox (Winston Churchill). Pic Dave Benett

“If you want to know how it is that the monarchy in this country has survived as long as it has – don’t look to its monarchs. Look to its prime ministers.” THE AUDIENCE

They don’t get much better than this. Along with most of my colleagues I am searching for superlatives to describe THE AUDIENCE, filmed at the Gielgud Theatre in London.

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