Edward Fox in An Ideal Husband

The Theatre Royal’s summer season will feature a selection of both UK premieres and renowned classics including pieces from William Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde. 

Opening the season in the Main House will be Jonathan Church’s production of Oscar Wilde’s witty drama An Ideal Husband from 18th July to 4th August, which transfers from a West End run, followed by Arthur Miller’s The Price from 9th to 25th August. 

The Main House season will conclude with the tenth anniversary production of Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage from 29th August to 15th September, directed by Lindsay Posner.    

What else will the season present?

The summer season in the Ustinov Studio will open with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’s new production of Henry V (21st June to 21st July), directed by Elizabeth Freestone. As a hub for new writing, the studio will then host the UK Premiere of Joanna Murray-Smith’s thriller Switzerland (1st August to 1st September), which premiered in Australia. 

The final production in the season will be Terence Rattigan’s compelling drama In Praise of Love from 3rd October to 2nd November, directed by Jonathan Church.

Casting for the season

Henry V: Ben Hall (The Durrells, Coriolanus) will star in the title role. He will be joined by Rosie Armstrong, Alice Barclay, Melody Brown, Alan Coveney, Chris Donnelly, Luke Grant, Heledd Gwynn, Joanne Howarth, David Osmond, Zachary Powell, Amy Rockson and Corey Montague-Sholay. 

An Ideal Husband: Real-life father and son, Edward Fox and Freddie Fox will star in this show, alongside Susan Hampshire, Nathaniel Parker, Frances Barber and Sally Bretton.

Switzerland: Casting to be announced in due course.

The Price: David Suchet will star as furniture dealer Gregory Solomon with further casting to be announced.

God of Carnage: Starring two actors from hit television series, Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) and Amanda Abbington (Sherlock), the play is a ruthlessly comic study of middle-class parenting.

In Praise of Love: Robert Lindsay (My Family, Me and My Girl) and Tara Fitzgerald (Waking the Dead, Hamlet) will star in the closing production of Church’s season.

Group information

Group organisers can call the box office on 01225 448844 for more details on group tickets.

For more information, visit www.theatreroyal.org.uk