Andrew Lloyd Webber's STEPHEN WARD Cast Album Released Today
Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hampton and lyricist Don Black, is currently palying at the Aldwych Theatre. The production, directed by Richard Eyre, is currently booking to 1 March 2014. The cast album is released today, December 30, by Decca, and you can purchase it now at http://www.decca.com/. To preview the album, visit: http://www.stephenwardthemusical.com
The track list is as follows:
Super Duper Hula Hooper
When You Get To Know Me
You're So Very Clever To Have Found This
This Side of the Sky
He Sees Something In Me
You've Never Had It So Good
Mother Russia, While We Can
Give Us Something Juicy
I'm Hopeless When It Comes To You
Too Close To the Flame
Set and Costume designs are by Rob Howell, with lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Paul Groothuis, projection design by Jon Driscoll and choreography by Stephen Mear. Stephen Ward is produced by Robert Fox Limited and The Really Useful Group.
The cast for this World Premiere comprises 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. Other cast members are Martin Callaghan, Kate Coyston, Jason Denton, Julian Forsyth, Amy Griffiths, Paul Kemble, Emma Kate Nelson, Carl Sanderson, Emily Squibb, John Stacey, Helen Ternent and Tim Walton.
1963. The scandal that shocked society. Stephen Ward charts the rise and fall from grace of the society osteopath. Friend to film stars, spies, models, government ministers and aristocrats, his rise and ultimate disgrace coincided with the increasingly permissive lifestyle of London's elite in the early 1960's. The musical centres on Ward's involvement with the young and beautiful Christine Keeler and their chance meeting in a West End night club which led to one of the biggest political scandals and trials of the 20th century.