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An Ideal Husband by Lewis Treston


THEMES: Politics, Queer Identity, Environmental Degradation 
LENGTH: 150 Minutes
CHARACTER AGES: 20’s – 30’s
SUITABLE FOR: Senior Years & Adults

Corruption, hypocrisy, blackmail. It’s just another day in Canberra…


With a heavy dose of ‘90s nostalgia, mirroring romcoms of the era such as My Best Friend’s Wedding and Never Been Kissed, An Ideal Husband by Lewis Treston is a hilarious makeover that asks why Australian politics constantly fails the people.


Set in 1996, Canberra—the cold-blooded political heartland of Australia—Lewis Treston’s adaptation of An Ideal Husband offers poignant insight into human frailty within the melodrama and farce of Oscar Wilde’s effervescent social satire.


An Ideal Husband was first produced by La Boite Theatre at the Roundhouse Theatre from July 18th – August 6th, 2022.

ISBN: 978 1 922424 79 2

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 0.5 cm



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