An Ideal Husband
A Victorian politician of apparently impeccable reputation is blackmailed by an unexpected visitor from his past
A dazzling blend of farce and morality, this play explores human frailty and social hypocrisy. Sir Robert Chilton’s secret is discovered and exposed. He is accused of having exploited government secrets for his own gain early in his political career. With this revelation from Mrs. Cheveley comes the threat of blackmail and the ruin of Sir Robert’s career. Yet in order to be a successful blackmailer, one’s own reputation must be beyond reproach.