Andrew Lloyd Webber chats about the Stephen Ward musical on the Graham Norton Show televised recently.
Stephen Ward was the free-living high society osteopath who introduced the major players in the government-toppling 1963 Profumo sex-and-espionage scandal to each other. The musical that carries his name puts Ward’s account in the limelight, and discloses that it was he, not discredited Minister for War John Profumo, who was the actual victim of the affair.
The musical focuses on Ward’s involvement with the young and beautiful Christine Keeler and their opportunistic meeting in a West End night club, which led to one of the biggest political scandals and trials of the 20th century.
The Graham Norton Show December 2013 with guests Daniel Radcliffe, Cliff Richard, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Mary Berry and Harry Hill.
Stephen Ward The Musical
Cast includes: Alexander Hanson as Stephen Ward, Charlotte Spencer as Christine Keeler, Charlotte Blackledge as Mandy Rice-Davies, Anthony Calf as Lord Astor, Daniel Flynn as John Profumo, Joanna Riding as Valerie Hobson, Ian Conningham as Ivanov, Chris Howell as Murray, Ricardo Coke Thomas as Lucky Gordon and Wayne Robinson as Johnny Edgecombe. Martin Callaghan as Peter Rachman, Kate Coyston as Murray’s Girl/Ronna, Jason Denton as President Ayub Khan/Ensemble, Julian Forsyth as Rawlinson, Amy Griffiths as Murray’s Girl/Vickie, Paul Kemble as Redmayne, Emma Kate Nelson as Murray’s Girl/Mariella, Carl Sanderson Male Ensemble, Emily Squibb as Murray’s Girl, John Stacey as Boothby, Helen Ternent as Murray’s Girl and Tim Walton as Murray’s Singer.
49 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DF
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm
Monday 9th December 2013