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Rehearsal Day #2 For Andrew Lloyd Webber's STEPHEN WARD

October 22
6:54 PM 2013

Rehearsal Day #2 For Andrew Lloyd Webber's STEPHEN WARDThe second day of rehearsals for the highly anticipated Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christopher Hampton and Don Black West End musical STEPHEN WARD was marked with a new social media image arriving to christen the occasion, showcasing another glimpse into rehearsals for the politically-inclined, period-set musical.

In the new image, we can glean a cursory look at the cover of the script for the show - dated October 19 - fronting an appropriately crimson binder.

Yesterday, a photo was revealed depicting Andrew Lloyd Webber and director Richard Eyre addressing the cast, available here.

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 new social media image for STEPHEN WARD below.

Rehearsal Day #2 For Andrew Lloyd Webber's STEPHEN WARD

Photo Credit: Facebook

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