An Ideal Husband With Edward & Freddie Fox: A First Look

Previews began last week for Classic Spring’s new production of the esteemed English comedy An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde. 

Exploring corruption and morality, and bringing an act of political sin into the heart of the English home, An Ideal Husband is Classic Spring’s latest offering from their year-long celebration of Wilde.

Real life father and son, Edward and Freddie Fox, star together for the first time, playing fictional father and son.

Edward Fox in Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre
Edward Fox stars as the Earl of Caversham

Edward Fox, who is most well-known for his performance in The Day of the Jackal and ITV’s Edward & Mrs Simpson, will play the Earl of Caversham.

Freddie Fox playing Lord Goring in Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre
Freddie Fox stars as Lord Goring

Freddie Fox plays Lord Goring, son of the Earl of Caversham. His stage credits include Hampstead Theatre’s The Judas Kiss.

Frances Barber in Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre
Frances Barber plays Mrs. Cheveley

Starring alongside the duo as Mrs Cheveley is Frances Barber – best known for her role as Caroline Warwick in BBC’s Silk.

Also starring the production is Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC) as Lady Chiltern, and Susan Hampshire (Monarch of the Glen, BBC) as Lady Markby.

An Ideal Husband plays at London’s Vaudeville Theatre until 14th July 2018, with a press night on 3rd May 2018 at 7pm.

Evening performances begin at 7.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday, and matinees begin at 2:30pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Tickets are on sale from only £23.40. Book via

The Importance of Being Earnest – Vaudeville Theatre Review

The Importance of Being Earnest
A trivial comedy for serious people
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Review – Niall R Palmer

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When Nimax Theatres announced way back in early 2014 that David Suchet would be playing perhaps the grandest of Oscar Wilde’s great harridans, Lady Bracknell, surprisingly few plucked eyebrows were raised. The definitive Poirot and RSC/NT regular Suchet is a gifted and highly respected actor, and most were sure his feet would easily fit heels filled by the likes of Dames Judi Dench, Edith Evans and Maggie Smith. The fact that they don’t is a crime-de-théâtre that Poirot himself might struggle to solve. Read more

Oppenheimer Opening Soon

EventGallery-3566Here at From The Box Office HQ we are falling over ourselves with excitement for the upcoming, limited run of Oppenheimer at Vaudeville Theatre, Lodon (March 27th).

Tom Morton-Smith’s play was an explosive hit (ahem, sorry… we couldn’t resist!) in Stratford-Upon-Avon, with critics praising the show’s marriage of personal intrigue and historical import. Dominic Cavendish called the ambitious RSC production “an evening greater than the sum of its many brisk scenes”.

j-robert-oppenheimerScientific biopics are seemingly rather en vogue just now, with both The Imitation Game and Theory of Everything clearing up at the film awards ceremonies this year… it seems theatre is to be no exception.

J. Robert Oppenheimer was by all accounts a fascinating character, wrapped up in Communist politics and now associated with philosophical queries into the morality of science and war. Morton-Smith’s play chronicles The Manhatten Project from the discovery of nuclear fision, through to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima but also takes pains to explore the man himself. It is both meticulously researched and thoroughly accessible. An insightful yet entertaining watch…

Oppenheimer is directed by Angus Jackson and retains the majority of it’s 20 strong, critically acclaimed cast members.

Oppenheimer is showing at Vaudeville Theatre, London from March 27th – May 23rd. Tickets are available from £27.16.