An Ideal Husband

(1965 play)

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.

Cast (6)

Margaret Lockwood promotional headshot for Jassy, c. 1947, autographed ‘Sincerely’ by the actress
Mrs Cheveley
Richard Todd
Michael Denison (as Henry Brodrick) in a photograph from Hungry Hill (1947) (14)
Signed photo of British actress, Dulcie Gray.  Picture reads ’Sincerely, Dulcie Gray’
Roger Livesey
Ursula Jeans
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Pictures (7)

The cast from An Ideal Husband take the dog for a walk outside a theatre featuring a poster for their show.  Candid picture shows (L-R): Richard Todd (obscured by his cigarette smoke!), Margaret Lockwood, Michael Denison (with dog), Dulcie Gray, Roger Livesey and Ursula Jeans.  Glasgow, 1961.
Margaret Lockwood (as Mrs Cheveley) in a photograph from An Ideal Husband (1965) (3)
Programme from An Ideal Husband (1965) at the Piccadilly Theatre, London (2)
Plays and Players magazine with Margaret Lockwood in An Ideal Husband.  February, 1966.
Programme from An Ideal Husband (1965) at the Piccadilly Theatre, London (1)
Photograph from An Ideal Husband (1965) (1)
Programme from An Ideal Husband (1965) at the Strand Theatre, London (1)

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