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Class 8 PLAY - An Ideal Husband: Wed 27 Sept 4pm & Thurs 28 Sept 6.30pm

An Ideal Husband

This year the students of Class 8  are presenting An Ideal Husband, a play written by Oscar Wilde. The works of Oscar Wilde are known already throughout the school, with another of his plays, The Importance of Being Earnest, having been performed a few years ago, as well as the telling of his children’s stories, The Happy Prince and The Selfish Giant, in school assemblies. 



An Ideal Husband opens during a dinner party at the home of Sir Robert Chiltern in London’s fashionable Grosvenor Square. ‘Sir Robert and Lady Gertrude Chiltern, rising star couple on the political scene, greet the Who’s Who of 1890's London as they mill about delivering witty remarks. The surprise main event is the arrival of Mrs. Cheveley. She’s one of those women who gets talked about; she looks outrageous and radiates menacing charm. It turns out that both Lady Chiltern and Lord Goring, the dandified philosopher in the play, know this lady from days gone by. They’re not fans. But Mrs. Cheveley doesn’t care – she’s not here for fun or friendship.’(shmoop.com). On the contrary she is there to blackmail Sir Robert Chiltern with a secret from his past that will threaten both, his career as a politician and his marriage to his wife.

 

Please attend the afternoon or evening performance in the final week of this term, to support the Class 8 students and see how the story unfolds.

 

An Ideal Husband
Wednesday 27th September 4pm and
Thursday 28th September 6.30pm

School Hall

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