Performance dates & times

16 July - 18 August

Price range

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Successful politician Sir Robert Chiltern has it all – money, power and the love of his adoring wife. But when the mysterious Mrs Cheveley threatens to expose a dark secret from his past, will his reputation, career and marriage be ruined?

In Oscar Wilde’s effervescent society drama, dukes, dandies and unmarried daughters gather in drawing rooms to sip tea, exchange gossip and flirt. Comically ravishing characters engage in witty repartee, holding a mirror up to late-Victorian society values. However, this story is more than a humorous battle of the sexes. Insider trading, political corruption, hypocrisy and blackmail hold the intrigue in a comedy, that for all its touches of melodrama and farce, offers poignant insights into human frailty.

The incomparable Gina Riley (Kath & Kim), as the grand Lady Markby, leads a stellar cast including Simon Gleeson (Les Miserables), Michelle Lim Davidson (Utopia), Christie Whelan Browne (Born Yesterday) and William McInnes (The Last Man Standing) in this timeless classic, directed by MTC Associate Director Dean Bryant.

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Cast

Simon Gleeson
Brent Hill
Christie Whelan Browne
Michelle Lim Davidson
William McInnes
William McInnes
Zindzi Okenyo
Gina Riley

Credits

Director
Dean Bryant
Set and Costume Designer
Dale Ferguson
Lighting Designer
Matt Scott
Composer and Sound Designer
Mathew Frank
Voice and Dialect Coach
Leith McPherson

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