In an otherwise charming and chic production, it can only be a shame that Classic Spring didn’t decide to take a risk with this interpretation of An Ideal Husband.
For the first time ever Edward Fox, 81, is joined by his son, Freddie Fox, 29, on stage and it is a partnership that brings out the best in Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. The surprisingly modern comedy (about insider trading and dodgy politicians) is the third major production, and, by far, the most successful of Dominic Dromgoole’s year-long Wilde season at the Vaudeville Theatre.
There is certainly no faulting any of the cast’s performances or the look of the production as a whole, but it feels as though Jonathan Church’s production of An Ideal Husband is just lacking in that little bit of extra sparkle to make Oscar Wilde’s dialogue really shine and standout.
Worth going to Jonathan Church ’s latest Wilde Classic Spring revival – An Ideal Husband – if only for a feast of Foxes: patriarch Edward as old Lord Caversham and his real youngest son Freddie as his stage son Lord Goring.
Real-life father and son, Edward and Freddie Fox, will play fictional father and son, the Earl of Caversham and Lord Goring, in An Ideal Husband, as part of the year-long Oscar Wilde season at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre. Also starring, in the role of Mrs Cheveley is Frances Barber.
Edward Fox stars in Hugh Whitemore’s one man show which celebrates John Betjeman, poet laureate and icon of British poetry. But what have critics been making of it?
Sir John Betjeman: now, there was a poet. In Hugh Whitemore’s Sand In The Sandwiches, we get a soup-to-nuts understanding of the Poet Laureate who was more than the simple versifier that title suggests.
Jonathan Church has announced a season of five plays – including the UK premiere of Hitchcock’s North by Northwest onstage – for his first summer at Theatre Royal Bath, with actors including David Haig, Henry Goodman and Edward Fox.
We’re confirmed fans of Chichester Festival Theatre here, and for us their announcement of a new season is a bit like Christmas! The Winter 2016 season has a great range of entertainment and there’s sure to be something for everyone’s tastes! Edward Fox, Liza Goddard, Amanda Holden, Felicity Kendal, Robert Powell, Reece Shearsmith, Ken Stott and Imogen Stubbs are among the stars appearing in plays by writers from Alan Ayckbourn to Ronald Harwood, alongside contemporary work from Frantic Assembly and Spymonkey
Edward Fox is to star in a new play, Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore, which celebrates the life and work of John Betjeman. Directed by Gareth Armstrong, the production will premiere at Oxford Playhouse on 25 October 2016 followed by a UK tour.