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An Ideal Husband
by Oscar Wilde

★★★★ Irish Examiner
'Brilliant wit, ingenuity and sparkle'
                              - Evening Herald
'Wonderfully vivacious production'
                         - Irish Independent
★★★★ Irish Mail on Sunday

Easter Performances; Friday, Saturday & Monday  at 7.30pm

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Gate Theatre Productions 1984 - Present
1984

14.02.84 - 31.03.84      The Saints Go Cycling In
05.04.84 - 12.05.84      Agnes of God (Noel Pearson Production)
10.04.84 - 14.04.84      The Saints Go Cycling In (Cork)
22.05.84 - 14.07.84      Taking Steps
24.07.84 - 22.09.84      A Woman of No Importance
24.09.84 - 29.09.84      The Riot Act/High Times (Field Day Theatre Co.)
01.10.84 - 06.10.84      The Colombaioni Brothers (Import)
16.10.84 - 17.11.84      Hedda Gabler
20.11.84 - 24.11.84      Falstaff (Irish National Opera)
26.11.84 - 08.12.84      The Colombaioni Brothers (Revival)
18.12.84 - 02.02.85      Arrah-na-Pogue

1985

06.02.85 - 23.02.85      Taking Steps (Revival)
25.02.85 - 02.03.85      Taking Steps (Cork)
27.02.85 - 04.04.85      Two-Faced
09.04.85 - 20.04.85      Decadence (Import)
22.04.85 - 04.05.85      An Evening with Quentin Crisp (Noel Pearson Prod.)
30.04.85 - 11.05.85      1,2,3 O'Leary (Team/Grips daytime co-production)
29.04.85 - 11.05.85      The Colombaioni Brothers (Gaiety)
21.05.85 - 20.07.85      The Recruiting Officer
03.06.85 - 22.06.85      Two-Faced (Gaiety)
06.08.85 - 21.09.85      Blithe Spirit
23.09.85 - 28.09.85      I'll Go On (Late at the Gate)
25.09.85 - 28.09.85      Conversations on a Homecoming (Druid Theatre Co.)
04.10.85 - 30.11.85      The Mask of Moriarty
6.10.85                            Seamus Heaney & Joseph Brodsky (Poetry Reading)
04.12.85 - 11.01.86      Blithe Spirit (Revival)

1986

14.01.86 - 25.01.86      Beecham (Import)
27.01.86 - 01.02.86      I'll Go On (Revival)
03.02.86 - 08.02.86      I'll Go On (Limerick)
11.02.86 - 29.03.86      Heartbreak House
03.03.86 - 08.03.86      I'll Go On (Cork)
01.04.86 - 19.04.86      The Island (Import)
21.04.86 - 03.05.86      Double Cross (Field Day Theatre Co.)
21.04.86 - 26.04.86      The Island (Limerick)
25.04.86 - 26.04.86      I'll Go On (Paris)
28.04.86 - 03.05.86      The Island (Galway)
07.05.86 - 17.05.86      The Island (Revival)
12.05.86 - 13.05.86      I'll Go On (Reading)
19.05.86 - 30.05.86      I'll Go On (Revival)
10.06.86 - 05.07.86      What the Butler Saw
15.07.86 - 27.09.86      Juno and the Paycock
23.07.86 - 09.08.86      I'll Go On (London)
19.08.86 - 30.08.86      I'll Go On (Edinburgh)
07.10.86 - 15.11.86      Innocence, The Life of Caravaggio
19.11.86 - 22.11.86      The Turn of the Screw (Opera Theatre Company)
23.11.86 - 24.11.86      I'll Go On (Bari, Italy)
02.12.86 - 07.02.87      Season's Greetings

1987

17.02.87 - 28.03.87      Uncle Vanya
01.04.87 - 09.05.87      Juno and the Paycock (Revival)
13.05.87 - 23.05.87      Siegfried Sasson (Peter Barkworth)
02.06.87 - 18.07.87      Pygmalion
06.06.87 - 08.06.87      I'll Go On (Jerusalem)
10.06.87 - 14.06.87      Juno and the Paycock (Jerusalem)
18.06.87 - 21.06.87      I'll Go On (Brussels)
26.06.87 - 28.06.87      I'll Go On (Amsterdam)
28.06.87                         Seamus Heaney (Poetry Reading)
28.07.87 - 19.09.87      The Importance of Being Earnest
10.08.87 - 15.08.87      Juno and the Paycock (Edinburgh)
22.09.87 - 26.09.87      Cosi Fan Tutte (Opera Theatre Company)
06.10.87 - 28.11.87      Les Liaisons Dangereuses
08.12.87 - 30.01.88      The Rivals

1988

04.02.88 - 12.03.88      Jacques Brel is ... (Noel Pearson Productions)
16.03.88 - 09.04.88      Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Revival)
19.04.88 - 14.05.88      Salomé
30.04.88 - 07.05.88      I'll Go On (Chicago)
18.05.88 - 22.05.88      Carmen (Opera Theatre Company)
31.05.88 - 23.07.88      Fathers and Sons
21.06.88 - 02.07.88      Juno and the Paycock (New York)
22.06.88 - 16.07.88      I'll Go On (New York)
27.07.88 - 20.08.88      Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Revival)
30.08.88 - 24.09.88      Waiting for Godot
04.10.88 - 06.11.88      Peer Gynt
06.12.88 - 28.01.89      Twelfth Night

1989

31.01.89 - 04.02.89      Country Matters (Opera Theatre Company)
06.02.89 - 18.02.89      Twelfth Night (Revival)
22.02.89 - 25.03.89      Salomé (Revival)
04.04.89 - 01.07.89      An Ideal Husband
11.06.89                         Seamus Heaney (Poetry Reading)
06.06.89 - 15.07.89      Medea (Medea Productions)
25.07.89 - 16.09.89      The School for Scandal
14.08.89 - 19.08.89      Salomé (Edinburgh)
26.09.89 - 11.11.89      The House of Bernarda Alba
16.11.89 - 25.11.89      Dybbuk (Import)
05.12.89 - 27.01.90      Absurd Person Singular

1990

06.02.90 - 17.03.90      Aristocrats
28.03.90 - 09.06.90      Three Sisters
25.05.90 - 08.06.90      Salomé (Charleston)
15.06.90 - 14.07.90      Salomé (Revival)
24.07.90 - 29.09.90      Three Sisters (London)
17.07.90 - 21.07.90      The Intelligence Park (Almeida Productions)
25.07.90 - 28.07.90      Michael Pennington as Anton Chekhov (Import)
07.08.90 - 22.09.90      You Never Can Tell
28.08.90 - 10.11.90      Juno and the Paycock (Olympia)
02.10.90 - 03.11.90      The Bread Man
04.10.90 - 06.10.90      Goodnight Siobhan (Late at the Gate - Import)
09.10.90 - 13.10.90      In High Germany (Late at the Gate)
28.10.90                         An Evening With Roger McGough (Poetry Reading)
09.11.90 - 17.11.90      The Tramway End
19.11.90 - 24.11.90      Lovers Meeting (Druid)
04.12.90 - 26.01.91      Jane Eyre

1991

06.02.91 - 23.03.91      Our Country's Good
04.04.91 - 18.05.91      Romeo and Juliet
22.05.91 - 29.06.91      Aristocrats (Revival)
09.06.91                         Seamus Heaney (Poetry Reading)
09.07.91 - 14.9.91        The Threepenny Opera
01.10.91 - 20.10.91      The Beckett Festival
Waiting for Godot
Come and Go/Act Without Words II/Play
Krapp's Last Tape
Happy Days
Footfalls/Rough for Theatre I/Rockaby
Not I/What Where/Act Without Words I
Endgame
Ohio Impromptu/Rough for Theatre II/Catastrophe
Breath/That Time/A Piece of Monologue

21.10.91 - Feb. 92      Theatre closed for structural repairs

1992

23.01.92 - 15.02.92      The London Vertigo (Andrews Lane)
07.02.92 - 07.03.92      Waiting for Godot (Revival)
17.03.92 - 02.05.92      Private Lives
10.4.92                            I'll Go On (The Hague)
12.05.92 - 27.06.92      The Cherry Orchard
26.05.92 - 30.05.92      Waiting for Godot (Expo '92, Seville)
26.05.92 - 30.05.92      Krapp's Last Tape (Expo '92, Seville)
04.06.92 - 06.06.92      Waiting for Godot (Cork)
07.06.92                         Waiting for Godot (Tralee)
16.06.92 - 21.06.92      Waiting for Godot (Chicago)
16.06.92 - 21.06.92      Krapp's Last Tape (Chicago)
30.06.92 - 25.07.92      Private Lives (Revival)
28.07.92 - 01.08.92      Private Lives (Cork)
04.08.92 - 26.09.92      A Month in the Country
09.08.92                         Krapp's Last Tape (Glenties)
14.08.92                         I'll Go On (Glenties)
06.10.92 - 21.11.92      Tartuffe
01.12.92 - 30.01.93      The Double Dealer

1993

03.02.93 - 06.02.93      High Fidelity (Opera Theatre Company)
09.02.93 - 13.02.93      Frank Pig Says Hello (Co-Motion Theatre Company)
22.02.93 - 27.03.93      Mary Makebelieve (Groundwork)
06.04.93 - 29.05.93      Just Between Ourselves
23.05.93                          I'll Go On (Heerlen)
04.06.93 - 26.06.93      Salomé (Revival)
06.07.93 - 28.08.93      A Midsummer Night's Dream
18.07.93                         Vogler String Quartet (Limerick Music Association)
01.09.93 - 25.09.93      Frank Pig Says Hello (Revival)
05.10.93 - 27.11.93      A Doll's House
07.12.93 - 29.01.94      London Assurance

1994

02.02.94 - 05.02.94      Flavio (Opera Theatre Company)
09.02.94 - 12.02.94      I'll Go On (Revival)
14.02.94 - 26.02.94      At the Black Pig's Dyke (Druid Theatre Company)
08.03.94 - 02.04.94      The Seagull
07.04.94 - 16.04.94      I'll Go On (Revival)
19.04.94 - 23.04.94      At the Black Pig's Dyke (Revival)
02.05.94 - 21.05.94      The Pinter Festival
Betrayal
The Dumb Waiter
Old Times
One For The Road
Moonlight
Landscape

07.06.94 - 30.07.94      Present Laughter
09.08.94 - 22.10.94      Molly Sweeney
01.11.94 - 19.11.94      Oleanna
03.11.94 - 23.12.94      Molly Sweeney (Almeida, London)
23.11.94 - 06.12.94      Landscape (National, London)
01.12.94 - 28.01.95      Pride and Prejudice

1995

01.02.95 - 11.02.95      Wiener Blut (Opera Theatre Company)
14.02.95 - 25.02.95      Oleanna (Revival)
27.02.95 - 04.03.95      Uncle Vanya (Field Day Theatre Company)
07.03.95 - 22.04.95      Pride and Prejudice (Revival)
27.04.95 - 06.05.95      The Steward of Christendom (Out-of-Joint/Royal Court/Gate Theatre)
12.05.95 - 14.05.95      I'll Go On (Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts, Northampton)
16.05.95 - 15.07.95      She Stoops To Conquer
26.05.95 - 03.06.95      I'll Go On (Spoleto Festival, Charleston, South Carolina)
25.07.95 - 23.09.95      Sharon's Grave
23.08.95 - 25.08.95      I'll Go On (Kilkenny)
03.10.95 - 18.11.95      The Picture of Dorian Gray
16.11.95 - 18.11.95      I'll Go On (Cork)
30.11.95 - 27.01.96      Great Expectations

1996


01.01.96 - 11.05.96      Molly Sweeney (New York)
30.01.96 - 03.02.96      Great Expectations (Belfast)
06.02.96 - 02.03.96      Phaedra
15.03.96 - 23.03.96      Happy Days
27.03.96 - 01.06.96      The Steward of Christendom (revival)
11.06.96 - 06.07.96      The Sunshine Boys
16.07.96 - 28.09.96      The Shadow of a Gunman
29.07.96 - 11.08.96      The Beckett Festival (New York)
16.08.96 - 18.08.96      Waiting for Godot (Kilkenny)
08.10.96 - 23.11.96      Stella by Starlight
29.10.96 - 09.11.96      Happy Days (London)
05.12.96 - 08.02.97      A Tale of Two Cities

1997

12.02.97 - 15.03.97      Waiting for Godot (revival)
20.03.97 - 29.03.97      Catalpa
08.04.97 - 03.05.97      The Pinter Festival
The Collection
Ashes to Ashes
A Kind of Alaska
No Man's Land

13.05.97 - 28.06.97      Art
08.07.97 - 27.09.97      Lady Windermere's Fan
23.09.97 - 27.09.97      Catalpa (Limerick)
01.10.97 - 04.10.97      Catalpa (Kilkenny)
07.10.97 - 15.11.97      The Weeping of Angels
21.10.97 - 01.11.97      Melbourne International Festival of the Arts
I'll Go On
Waiting for Godot
Endgame
Krapp's Last Tape
Catalpa
25.11.97 - 31.01.97      The Heiress

1998

12.02.98 - 21.03.98      Stella by Starlight (Revival)
31.03.98 - 25.04.98      Long Day's Journey Into Night
16.04.98 - 26.04.98      I'll Go On & Waiting for Godot (Toronto)
21.05.98 - 07.06.98      Lady Windermere's Fan (Spoleto)
05.05.98 - 27.06.98      A Streetcar Named Desire
02.07.98 - 26.09.98      The Weir (Gate Theatre/Royal Court)
06.10.98 - 21.11.98      Uncle Vanya
01.12.98 - 06.02.99      Cyrano De Bergerac

1999

16.02.99 - 10.04.99      Arcadia
15.04.99 - 24.04.99      Endgame
04.05.99 - 19.06.99      Aristocrats
29.06.99 - 25.09.99      An Ideal Husband
04.07.99 - 25.07.99      Uncle Vanya & Aristocrats (Lincoln Center Festival)
01.09.99 - 18.09.99      The Beckett Festival (Barbican Centre London)
05.10.99 - 20.11.99      The Spirit of Annie Ross
01.12.99 - 05.02.00      A Christmas Carol

2000

27.01.00 - 11.03.00      Krapp’s Last Tape (New Ambassadors Theatre, London)
15.02.00 - 01.04.00      As You Like It
11.04.00 - 20.05.00      Salomé (Revival)
26.05.00 - 24.06.00      On Raftery’s Hill (Druid)
04.07.00 - 02.09.00      Arms and the Man
12.07.00 - 29.07.00      I’ll Go On (Barbican Centre, London)
07.09.00 - 23.09.00      Salomé (Revival)
03.10.00 - 25.11.00      Dublin Carol
27.09.00 - 29.10.00      Waiting for Godot
Krapp’s Last Tape (US Tour)
6.12.00 - 03.02.01      Oliver Twist

2001

13.02.01 - 17.03.01      Therese Raquin
22.02.01 - 31.03.01      Port Authority (New Ambassador’s Theatre, London)
27.03.01 - 14.04.01      bash
24.04.01 - 02.06.01      Port Authority
12.06.01 - 30.06.01      The Homecoming
25.06.01 - 30.06.01      Port Authority (Theatre Royal, Bath)
03.07.01 - 07.07.01      One for the Road / A Kind of Alaska (New Ambassador’s Theatre, London)
10.07.01 - 01.09.01      Blithe Spirit
16.07.01 - 29.07.01      Harold Pinter Festival (Lincoln Center, New York)
One for the Road
A Kind of Alaska
The Homecoming
Landscape

04.09.01 - 22.09.01      Krapp’s Last Tape
16.09.01                         Skampa String Quartet (in assoc. with LMA)
25.09.01 - 01.12.01      The Homecoming (Comedy Theatre, London)
02.10.01 - 17.11.01      Three Plays (Come on Over – Conor McPherson; Neil Jordan – White Horses; Brian Friel – The Yalta Game)
27.11.01 - 26.01.02      Christmas Carol

2002


05.02.02 - 23.02.02      the shape of things
05.03.02 - 20.04.02      Two Plays After
30.04.02 - 08.06.02      Gates of Gold
23.05.02 - 09.06.02      Two Plays After (Spoleto Festival, South Carolina)
18.06.02 - 21.09.02      Pride and Prejudice
23.6.2                              An Evening with Oscar Wilde
01.10.02 - 09.11.02      See You Next Tuesday
10.09.02 - 01.12.02      Afterplay (Gielgud Theatre, London)
19.11.02 - 04.01.03      A Christmas Carol

2003

05.01.03 - 01.02.03      Waiting for Godot
11.02.03 - 15.03.03      The Misanthrope
25.03.03 - 03.05.03      The Eccentricities of a Nightingale
20.05.03 - 07.06.03      Crestfall
22.05.03 - 08.06.03      Pride & Prejudice (Spoleto, South Carolina)
12.06.03 - 28.06.03      The Book of Evidence
08.07.03 - 20.09.03     
The Importance of Being Earnest
28.08.03 - 06.09.03      See You Next Tuesday (Richmond Theatre)
08.09.03 -13.09.03       See You Next Tuesday (Theatre Royal, Brighton)
30.09.03 - 25.10.03      Performances
02.10.03 - 25.01.04      See You Next Tuesday (Albery Theatre, London)
28.10.03 - 22.11.03      Waiting for Godot
02.12.03 - 14.02.04      Jane Eyre

2004

24.02.04 - 01.05.04      Dancing at Lughnasa
11.05.04 - 26.06.04      The Price
09.06.04 - 07.08.04      Shining City (Royal Court Theatre, London)
13.05.04 - 22.05.04      Waiting for Godot (China, Beijing and Shanghai)
06.07.04 - 18.09.04      Pygmalion
28.09.04 - 20.11.04      Shining City
17.10.04                         Patrick Kavanagh Centenary Celebration
30.11.04 - 22.01.05      Many Happy Returns

2005

01.02.05 - 02.04.05      The Home Place
12.04.05 - 07.05.05      Poor Beast in the Rain
17.05.05 - 23.07.05      Lady Windermere’s Fan
25.05.05 - 13.08.05      The Home Place (Comedy Theatre, London)
02.08.05 - 24.09.05      A View from the Bridge

Pinter 75 - A Celebration:

30.09.05 – 08.10.05 Old Times
Pinter Landscape Weekend:
Reading of Family Voices: 07.10.05
Reading of Celebration: 08.10.05
Poetry & Prose: 09.10.05
14.10.05 - 19.11.05      Betrayal

01.12.05 - 03.12.05      Reading of Celebration (Albery Theatre, London)
29.11.05 - 28.01.06      A Christmas Carol

2006

07.02.06 - 01.04.06      Faith Healer
12.3.06 Pinter Reading, Turin. Europe Theatre Prize - 10th Edition
Beckett Centenary Festival:
06.04.06 - 15.04.06      Eh Joe
06.04.06 - 08.04.06      Rockaby / Ohio Impromptu
13.04.06 - 15.04.06      Endgame
18.04.06 - 22.04.06      Krapp’s Last Tape
20.04.06 - 22.04.06      Come and Go / Footfalls
26.04.06 - 27.05.06      Waiting For Godot
27.04.06 - 29.04.06      Play / Catastrophe
22.03.06 - 06.05.06      Beckett Centenary Festival (Barbican Centre, London)
04.05.06 - 13.08.06      Faith Healer (Booth Theatre, New York)
30.06.06 - 15.07.06      Eh Joe (Duke Of York’s Theatre, London)
06.06.06 - 09.09.06      The Constant Wife
13.09.06 - 23.09.06      I’ll Go On
03.10.06 - 25.11.06      Festen
24.10.06                         Cambridge Companion to Brian Friel Book Launch
03.10.06 - 19.11.06      Waiting for Godot (US Tour)
05.12.06 - 03.02.07      Anna Karenina

2007

Beckett Festival (Parade Theatre, Sydney)
11, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21 / 01/07 First Love
12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21 / 01/07 Eh Joe
14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21 / 01/07 I’ll Go On
16, 20 / 01/07 Poetry & Prose
19/01/07 ‘Beckett & The Gate’: Public Discussion
13.02.07 - 10.03.07      American Buffalo
20.03.07 - 07.04.07      Salomé
24.04.07 - 07.07.07      Sweeney Todd
24.05.07 - 10.06.07      The Constant Wife (Spoleto Festival)
17.07.07 - 22.09.07      Private Lives
23.08.07 - 25.08.07      I’ll Go On (Town Hall Galway)
02.10.07 - 17.11.07      Uncle Vanya
17.11.07 - 02.02.08      Great Expectations

2008

22.01.07 - 26.01.08      I’ll Go On (Europalia, Brussels)
12.02.08 - 05.04.08      The Glass Menagerie
15.04.08 - 31.04.08      The Deep Blue Sea
10.06.08 - 16.08.08      The Weir
16.07.08 - 27.07.08      Gate | Beckett, Lincoln Center Festival
26.08.08 - 20.09.08      No Man’s Land
02.09.08 - 26.10.08      Waiting For Godot National Tour
30.09.08 - 15.11.08      Hedda Gabler
02.12.08 - 31.01.09      The Old Curiosity Shop

2009

15.01.09 - 01.02.09      Gate|Friel – (Parade Theatre ,Sydney Festival)
Faith Healer
Afterplay
The Yalta Game
10.02.09 - 28.03.09      The Real Thing
02.04.09 - 04.07.09      All My Sons
09.07.09 - 05.09.09      Present Laughter
25.09.09 - 21.11.09      The Birds
26.11.09 - 23.01.10      A Christmas Carol

2010


27.01.10 - 20.02.10      Faith Healer
25.02.10 - 24.04.10      Les Liaisons Dangereuses
28.04.10 - 15.05.10      Krapp's Last Tape
20.05.10 - 10.07.10      Arcadia
15.07.10 - 25.09.10      Death of a Salesman
04.11.10 - 29.03.11      Jane Eyre
26.05.10- 13.06.10      Present laughter at the Dock Street Theatre (Spoleto, Charleston)

2011


15.09.10 - 20.11.10      Krapp’s Last Tape in the Duchess Theatre, London
06.01.11 - 16.01.11      Watt at The Public Theater Newman / Under the Radar Festival, New York
03.02.11 - 26.03.11      God of Carnage
31.03.11 - 18.06.11      Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
23.06.11 - 23.07.11      Molly Sweeney
28.07.11 - 24.09.11      Hay Fever
29.09.11 - 04.11.11      The Speckled People
27.10.11 - 20.11.11      Watt & Endgame (U.S. Beckett Tour)
29.11.11 - 18.12.11      Krapp’s Last Tape (U.S. Beckett Tour)
10.11.11 - 28.01.12     Little Women

2012


07.02.11 - 07.04.12     Da
17.04.12 - 12.05.12     My Cousin Rachel
25.05.12 - 10.06.12     Hay Fever – (Spoleto Festival)
29.05.12 - 14.07.12     Glengarry Glen Ross
24.07.12 - 22.09.12     A Woman of No Importance
02.10.12 - 03.11.12     The Last Summer
09.10.12 - 04.11.12     Watt – (Los Angeles)
15.11.12 - 19.01.13      My Cousin Rachel

2013

25.01.13 - 16.03.13      Bedroom Farce
19.03.13 - 28.03.13      Krapp's Last Tape
23.05.13 - 13.07.13      An Enemy of the People
18.07.13 - 21.09.13      A Streetcar Named Desire
26.09.13 - 16.11.13      The Threepenny Opera
28.11.13 - 08.02.14      Pride and Prejudice
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GIFT CERTIFICATE

Treat a Friend ..
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Why not treat a friend to a great night of entertainment with a Gate Theatre Gift Certificate.

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Now On..

An Ideal Husband
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An Ideal Husband is a comedic stage play by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption..

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Next at the Gate..

The Price
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Set in New York in the ‘60s in the attic room of a soon-to-be-demolished house..

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REHEARSAL PICTURES

An Ideal Husband
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Click here to view An Ideal Husband rehearsal pictures

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