19:30, Tue 8th – Sat 12th March 2005 at Pembroke New Cellars
Lent Week 7
"This is the game of life as we all have to play it." The devious Mrs. Chevely gatecrashes the party of Sir Robert Chiltern, MP, to inform him that unless he supports her fraudulent schemes she will reveal to the press that he made his fortune by selling a government secret. Trapped in the glittering, steely and unforgiving world of Victorian politics, Sir Robert, with the help of his suave, sophisticated friend Lord Goring, must walk the tightrope between corruption and disaster, and above all, prevent his secret from ever reaching the ears of his perfect wife, Gertrude. But Lord Goring has problems of his own. His irascible father keeps insisting that he marry, or do something else useful with his life. Mabel, Sir Robert's pretty and vivacious younger sister, is of the same opinion. Mrs Chevely is openly trying to blackmail him into marriage. But all he wants to do is... nothing.