Please note: This show is now scheduled to close end of March 2014. Please refer to your booking confirmation and contact the point of purchase if you need to to amend your booking or to obtain a refund.
The Aldwych Theatre is the home of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical Stephen Ward with direction from Richard Eyre and both the book and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black. It will be an opportunity to see a brand new production from one of the biggest names in West End theatre, who previously brought us everything from The Phantom of the Opera to the recent production of The Wizard Of Oz.
This musical takes audiences back to a period of time in the early 1960s when a political scandal – the Profumo Affair - gripped society. This retelling of the tale will be bolstered by the choreography of Stephen Mear and will no doubt feature memorable music composed by Lloyd Webber himself.
The Profumo Affair took place in 1963 and followed an relationship that took place between John Profumo, the Secretary of State for War in the Harold Macmillan government, and Christine Keeler, the mistress of someone said to be a soviet spy. The married Profumo lied about the event in the House of Commons and this damaged the Macmillan government greatly. Amongst the scandal, however, was Dr Stephen Ward, an acquaintance of Keeler and the osteopath who introduced the pair at a party. The musical focuses on this man and the way in which his life turns upside down in a story that involved betrayal and even plots of murder.
Richard Eyre, directing, has been behind a wealth of shows over the years ever since his early years as Associate Director of the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh. His credits include a host of shows at the National Theatre, where he was director from 1987 to 1997, and this saw him direct the likes of Guys And Dolls, both prior to his time as director of the South Bank venue in the early 1980s and again in 1996. Beyond that he has also directed Hamlet at the Royal Court Theatre in 1980, Hedda Gabler at the Almeida and Duke of York’s Theatre in 2005 and Private Lives at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2010 (which later appeared on Broadway).
Audiences can catch Stephen Ward The Musical at the West End’s Aldwych Theatre from Thursday 19th December 2013 (previews from Tuesday 3rd December 2013).
|Booking From:||Saturday, 29th March 2014|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 29th March 2014|
|Running Time:||2 hours 20 minutes|
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