STEPHEN WARD Leading Ladies Spencer, Blackledge & Riding Talk & Sing
The three female leads of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's new historically-based West End musical STEPHEN WARD discussed their roles in the show and sang some of their signature songs as part of a promotional radio appearance earlier this week.
Spencer and Blackledge paired up for the sweet and alluring "He Sees Something In Me", while Joanna Riding treated listeners to her Act Two showstopper "I'm Hopeless When It Comes To You".
No one can quite write titanically emotional ballads for leading ladies quite like Lloyd Webber, as this clip proves!
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."
For more information, visit the official STEPHEN WARD Facebook page here.
Also, for even more on the score of STEPHEN WARD, check out my extensive SOUND OFF review here.
Listen to WEEKEND WOGAN featuring the cast of STEPHEN WARD below.