The Story
Stephen Ward
Music
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

Book & Lyrics
CHRISTOPHER HAMPTION & DON BLACK
1963. The scandal that shocked society. Stephen Ward was the free-living society physician who introduced the major players in the government-toppling 1963 Profumo sex-and-espionage scandal to each other. The musical that bears his name puts Ward's story in the spotlight, and reveals that it was he, not disgraced Minister for War John Profumo, who was the real victim of the affair. In a lurid, headline-dominating trial as emblematic of the twentieth century as Oscar Wilde's was of the nineteenth, Ward was the only person to emerge with some dignity and honour. But he became the scapegoat of a furiously self-righteous Establishment, and was hounded by press and police until he could no longer tolerate the pressure.

PHOTOS
Original London Production
Artworks/ Posters

VIDEOS
Performance highlights from the original London production starring Alexander Hanson, Charlotte Spencer and Charlotte Blackledge.

MUSIC
He Sees Something In Me
Charlotte Spencer
Original London Cast Recording

THE STORY

SYNOPSIS

Stephen Ward deals with the victim of the Profumo Affair - not, as is widely supposed, John 'Jack' 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.

LIBRETTO

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CAST & CREATIVES
Creative
Producer THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP
Direction RICHARD EYRE
Choreography STEPHEN MEAR
Set & Costume Design ROB HOWELL
Lighting Design PETER MUMFORD
Sound Design PAUL GROOTHUIS
Cast
Stephen Ward ALEXANDER HANSON
Christine Keeler CHARLOTTE SPENCER
Mandy Rice-Davies CHARLOTTE BLACKLEDGE
Lord Astor ANTHONY CALF
John Profumo DANIEL FLYNN
Valerie Hobson JOANNA RIDING
MUSICAL NUMBERS
ACT ONE

Human SacrificeStephen Ward
Super Duper Hula HooperCrooner, The Hula girls
When You Get To Know MeStephen Ward, Christine Keeler
You're So Very Clever To Have Found ThisStephen Ward, Christine Keeler
This Side Of The SkyStephen Ward, Christine Keeler
Super-duper Hula Hooper (Reprise)Crooner, The Hula girls
ManipulationStephen Ward, Yevgeny Ivanov, Mandy Rice-Davies, Christine Keeler
He Sees Something In MeChristine Keeler, Mandy Rice-Davies
You've Never Had It So GoodCompany
Black-hearted WomanLucky Gordon
Mother Russia, While We CanYevgeny Ivanov, Stephen Ward, Christine Keeler
Love NestJohn Profumo, Christine Keeler
Freedom Means the World to MeStephen Ward, Christine Keeler & Mandy Rice-Davies
1963Christine Keeler, Mandy Rice-Davies


ACT TWO

Human Sacrifice (Reprise)Stephen Ward, Christine Keeler, Mandy Rice-Davies
Give Us Something JuicyChristine Keeler, Journalists
Profumo's HouseValerie Hobson, John Profumo, Martin Redmayne, Sir Peter Rawlinson, Sir John Hobson
Manipulation (Reprise)Henry Brooke, Roger Hollis, Sir John Simpson
Police InterviewChristine Keeler, Mandy Rice-Davies, Lucky Gordon, CI Samuel Herbert, D/Sgt Diggs, Vickie Barrett, Ronna Ricardo
I'm Hopeless When It Comes To YouValerie Hobson
The ArrestCompany
The TrialStephen Ward, James Burge, Mervyn Griffith-Jones, Judge
Too Close To The FlameStephen Ward
Final SceneStephen Ward

Preludes
The Rink
Fat Camp
SIGHTS & SOUNDS

Original London Production
Artworks/ Posters

Performance highlights from the original London production starring Alexander Hanson, Charlotte Spencer and Charlotte Blackledge.
Alexander Hanson and Charlotte Spencer of the original London production perform "This Side of the Sky" at the Royal Variety Performance.

Human Sacrifice Alexander Hanson Demo Recording
He Sees Something In Me Charlotte Spencer Original London Cast Recording

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