Stephen Ward


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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical is centred on the society osteopath who became the unwitting victim of the Profumo Affair – the political scandal that rocked London in the early sixties.

The affair between Secretary of State for War – John Profumo and society “good-time” girl Christine Keeler, who was reputedly the mistress of a Russian Spy, developed into a political and society scandal that rocked a government, with Prime-Minister Macmillan resigning a few month’s later due to failing health.

Set up as a scapegoat, Stephen Ward was targeted by self-righteous politicians, press and society alike. This was the first time that the British press had reported a full-blown sex scandal and Ward became the reluctant Martyr ultimately taking his own life.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical is centred on the society osteopath who became the unwitting victim of the Profumo Affair – the political scandal that rocked London in the early sixties.

The affair between Secretary of State for War – John Profumo and society “good-time” girl Christine Keeler, who was reputedly the mistress of a Russian Spy, developed into a political and society scandal that rocked a government, with Prime-Minister Macmillan resigning a few month’s later due to failing health.

Set up as a scapegoat, Stephen Ward was targeted by self-righteous politicians, press and society alike. This was the first time that the British press had reported a full-blown sex scandal and Ward became the reluctant Martyr ultimately taking his own life.

Stephen Ward – Alexander Hanson
Mandy Rice Davies – Charlotte Blackridge
Lord Astor – Anthony Calf
Christine Keeler – Charlotte Spencer
John Profumo – Daniel Flynn
Valerie – Joanna Riding

Music – Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book & Lyrics – Christopher Hampton
Book & Lyrics – Don Black
Director – Richard Eyre
Set & Costume Design – Rob Howell
Lighting – Peter Mumford
Sound – Paul Groothuis
Choreography – Stephen Mear

Stephen Ward – Alexander Hanson
Mandy Rice Davies – Charlotte Blackridge
Lord Astor – Anthony Calf
Christine Keeler – Charlotte Spencer
John Profumo – Daniel Flynn
Valerie – Joanna Riding

Music – Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book & Lyrics – Christopher Hampton
Book & Lyrics – Don Black
Director – Richard Eyre
Set & Costume Design – Rob Howell
Lighting – Peter Mumford
Sound – Paul Groothuis
Choreography – Stephen Mear

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