Irish trip inspires director

High Tor Players director Simon Brister travelled to Dublin in search of inspiration for the group’s November production and that moment came while he was walking in Merrion Square Park in Dublin.

When he saw the splendid Oscar Wilde Statue he decided upon one of his finest plays, An Ideal Husband, which is as topical today as it was when written in 1894. 

Political sleaze is never out of the public spotlight and in this play politician Sir Robert Chiltern, with an impeccable reputation for honesty has a hidden secret. One which will, if disclosed, bring him down. (Sound familiar?).

The play is set in the opulent London society of the Victorian era.

You can catch An Ideal Husband at the Whitworth Centre Darley Dale on November 15; Wirksworth Town Hall on November 16 or Tansley Village Hall on November 17, all at 7.30pm.  

Tickets are available via or the ticket secretary on 01629 733407.