An Ideal Husband (Live Radio Play) by Oscar Wilde – September 2022

An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

Heckington Players 2022 September production will be a live radio play by Oscar Wilde.

London, 1895. The London of George Bernard Shaw and Harry Houdini; of horse-drawn hansom cabs and top hats at dawn; and the natural habitat of those strange, otherworldly creatures that inhabit what was known as high society. Sir Robert Chiltern is a respected government official and a loving husband. His friend, Lord Arthur Goring, is a notorious dandy who lives a life of casual lounging, witty banter, and meaningless flirtations. But when an old acquaintance, Mrs. Cheveley, arrives in London to stir up political and romantic trouble, she threatens to upset this Edwardian apple cart in more ways than one…

Broadcast live on Heckington Living Radio in front of a live studio audience, this is a first for HLR and Heckington Players – few radio stations, outside the BBC, have accomplished this feat, and we cannot wait to bring Oscar Wilde to the airwaves!

Cast List

Dan Poulson as Sir Robert Chiltern

Kei Bailey as Viscount Arthur Goring

Jo Warrick as Mrs. Cheveley

Charlotte Shearsby as Lady Gertrude Chiltern

Kelly Anderson as Miss Mabel Chiltern

Julian Warrick as Lord Caversham

Melanie Priestley as Lady Markby

Stuart Wyle as Phipps, Mason, and Mr Montford

Amy Ash as Lady Basildon

Tamara Mills as Mrs. Marchmont

Laura Griffin as the Vicomte de Nanjac

Dan Excell as the Narrator

Production Team and Crew  

Written by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Laura Griffin

Live Sound – Andy Mellett-Brown

Sound effects – Laura Griffin & Tamara Mills 

Sounds effects props – Callum Thomas and Tamara Mills

Poster – Colette Buchanan-Gray

Show photos – Colette Buchanan-Gray 

Want to listen again?

Part 1 –

Part 2 –

Show Photos

We have put together a selection of photos taken from the show, you can view them… Here

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