Andrew Lloyd Webber Attends First STEPHEN WARD Rehearsal
Legendary composer and theatrical impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber attended the kick-off of rehearsals for his new West End musical STEPHEN WARD this week and a glimpse at the world's most successful composer in action working alongside director Richard Eyre on the hotly anticipated new project is now available to view.
Also, the official STEPHEN WARD Facebook page provided the following update about the event earlier today, as well: "Following months of hard work from Andrew Lloyd Webber and the creative team, cast and crew came together today for the first day of #StephenWard rehearsals. The show is already being recommended as the West End's next hot ticket. Book your preview tickets now and be the first to see a show that promises to be as exciting as the scandal itself!"
View the first social media image released for STEPHEN WARD, available here, as well as the second, available here, third, available here, fourth, available here, fifth, available here, sixth, available here, seventh, available here, eighth, available here, and ninth, available here.
Subsequently, character icon social media images have been released, as well, available here.
The official synopsis for STEPHEN WARD is as follows: "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 was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christopher Hampton and Don Black, beginning previews in the West End on December 3. For more information, check out a previous article on STEPHEN WARD here.
Visit the official STEPHEN WARD Facebook page here.
View a larger version of the photo of Lloyd Webber and Eyre rehearsing STEPHEN WARD below.
Photo Credit: Facebook
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