An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde
LA Theatre Works
Directed by Michael Hackett
This 1895 drama seems eerily prescient, as it explores the plight of a promising young politician, desperate to hide a secret in his past. With empathy and wit, Wilde explores the pitfalls of holding public figures to higher standards than the rest of us.

Contains: Offensive Language

Production duration: 1 hr 40 min
LA Theatre Works

Cast & creative team


  • Lady Gertrude Chiltern
    Rosalind Ayres
  • Mrs. Cheveley
    Jacqueline Bisset
  • Vicomte de Nanjac
    Paul Gutrecht
  • Sir Robert Chiltern
    Martin Jarvis
  • Phipps
    Robert Machray
  • Lady Markby
    Miriam Margolyes
  • Lord Goring
    Alfred Molina
  • Lord Caversham
    Jim Norton
  • Mabel Chiltern
    Yeardley Smith


  • Michael Hackett