OSCAR Wilde's satire An Ideal Husband will be tickling ribs at The Courtyard arts centre in Hereford for three nights from Monday (November 13).

Richard Walsh, who played Sicknote in the long running London's Burning TV series, plays politician Sir Robert Chiltern in a tale of political scandal and bedroom farce.

He is joined in the cast by Jean Rogers, Emmerdale's Dolly Skilbeck, Playaway's Brian Cant, Louise English, who played Lucia in Brushstrokes, and Riders star Marcus Gilbert.

Performances are at 7.30pm with a Wednesday matinee at 2pm. Tickets are £10 from 01432 359252.

The play is staged by production company Middle Ground, which brought Spring and Port Wine to The Courtyard two years ago.