Stephen Ward archive1963. The scandal that shocked society. Stephen Ward deals with the victim of the Profumo Affair - not, as is widely supposed, John Profumo himself, the disgraced Minister for War, nor even the fatally wounded Conservative government of Harold Macmillan, but the society osteopath whose private libertarian experiments blew up in his own and everyone else's face. In a trial as emblematic to the twentieth century as Oscar Wilde's was to the nineteenth - from which he was the only protagonist to emerge with some dignity and honour - Ward became the targeted scapegoat of a furiously self-righteous Establishment. By no means a hero, he was a reluctant martyr, thanks to an unholy alliance between press and police of a kind we can all too readily recognise today; inadvertently, he was the hinge between two worlds and the harbinger of a revolution in manners, music and morals when the ordered, stuffy, respectful universe of the fifties gave way to the classless, truculent, unstoppable sixties. Stephen Ward website.


Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics(s): Christopher Hampton, Don Black
Book by: Christopher Hampton
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Archive listings for Stephen Ward

Work type: Musical.


Producer Robert Fox Limited. Producer Really Useful Group. Director Richard Eyre. Design Rob Howell. Lighting Peter Mumford. Sound Paul Groothuis. Choreographer Stephen Mear. Performer Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward). Performer Charlotte Spencer (Christine Keeler). Performer Charlotte Blackledge (Mandy Rice Davies). Performer Anthony Calf (Lord Astor). Performer Daniel Flynn (John Profumo). Performer Joanna Riding (Valerie Hobson). Performer Ian Conningham (Ivanov). Performer Chris Howell (Murray). Performer Ricardo Coke Thomas (Lucky Gordon). Performer Wayne Robinson (Johnny Edgecomp). Performer Martin Callaghan. Performer Kate Coyston. Performer Jason Denton. Performer Julian Forsyth. Performer Amy Griffiths. Performer Paul Kemble. Performer Emma Kate Nelson. Performer Carl Sanderson. Performer Emily Squibb. Performer John Stacey. Performer Helen Ternent. Performer Tim Walton.
3 Dec 13 to 29 Mar 14Aldwych Theatre, West End :: V381
listing details L0757456093

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