Win tickets to see Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, in the West End!

May 2018 Competition

Date published: 01 May 18

An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband explores corruption and morality, bringing an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. An ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured. Until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his past financial chicanery.

Edward Fox Photo credit to Marc BrennerA witty new production from director Jonathan Church, (Singin’ in the Rain and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Chichester; West End) An Ideal Husband opens at the Vaudeville Theatre (20 April – 14 July), before playing at the Theatre Royal Bath as part of their Summer Season (18 July – 4 August).

Starring real-life father and son Edward (The Audience, West End; The Day of the Jackal, ITV) and Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss, West End; Cucumber & Banana, Channel 4; E4), Frances Barber (Silk, BBC; Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Globe), Nathaniel Parker (This House, West End; Wolf Hall, West End & Broadway), Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC; King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen, BBC).

Freddie Fox and Sally Bretton Photo Credit to Marc BrennerThe Oscar Wilde Season rolls elegantly on; don’t miss it!

Extra matinees added, advance Senior rate available at the box office.  For more information and to book your tickets (from £19.50), call 0330 333 4814 or visit   

How to enter

Come and share in this new adventure, and rediscover the thrill of these great plays. Simply comment at the end of this article as to who your ideal husband might be – in your dreams or perhaps you are already married to him?!  

Terms and Conditions: One winner will receive two band A tickets to see An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, valid for any Monday to Thursday performance until 28 June 2018, subject to availability. No cash alternative. Travel and accommodation not included.

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  • MNathan
    10 months ago
    My ideal husband was my dear departed soul mate of 27 yrs. I could never think to replace him. He was so loving and thoughtful even to little things, and so trustworthy. When I had my children small, he would get up 5.30am for work. Just before be left the house he would make me a cup of tea, heat it to boiling in the microwave, bring it and leave it by my bed so that when I woke up at 7.15am to get the children to school it would be just right to drink. How thoughtful was that! It's the little things that add up to the whole person.
  • Rowsie
    10 months ago
    My Ideal Husband would be one that I could keep in a cupboard and take out when I needed him! I am long term single and don't need a husband (Ideal or not!) but I am not very good at DIY and have to pay people to do jobs around the house. My own man, on a shelf in the cupboard under the stairs, next to the tool box would certainly be Ideal when I need decorating done!
  • DRSask
    11 months ago
    Coincidentally I'm going to see a production in Stratford, Ontario, Canada this summer. Such a good play!
  • MichaelO
    11 months ago
    My AlLan 46 years together. Despite starting off illegal.
  • PFShack
    11 months ago
    My lovely husband Tony. A fantasy one would be Jackson from Greys Anatomy!
  • mycatdawn
    11 months ago
    Oscar Wilde himself wasn't by all accounts a bad husband (apart from the obvious). I've been single for 20 years so can't imagine an ideal husband. I suppose he'd have to be invisible and only talk when I wanted him to, so not a good idea at all....
  • onsherlock
    11 months ago
    I like a comedian so I'd go for Greg Davies or Alex Horne. Or Phil Jupitus.....
  • charliesantixx
    11 months ago
    My ex boyfriend Steve. I should never have let him go (sob)
  • georgiecurlx
    11 months ago
    I've always had a soft spot for Stephen Fry. Strange, but he seems a nice kind bloke and is of course ultra intelligent.....can't ask for much more (apart from him not being straight!!)
  • phunkygal
    11 months ago
    Stepen Fry, he would ensure the conversation was always going!
  • stoolballgirl
    11 months ago
    David Beckham - for his "golden" looks and lavish lifestyle, gorgeous houses etc!
  • Aniea
    11 months ago
    In my dreams it would be James Bond just for the excitement but in reality I am already married to him , my husband Rog .