STEPHEN WARD Social Media Image #8 Revealed
The eighth social media image released in promotion of the forthcoming Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton West End musical STEPHEN WARD is now available to view, continuing to build further interest and anticipation for the Richard Eyre-directed, period-set piece.
In the new image, a missile is aimed at the sky, ready to launch at any moment. Large black lettering offsets the monochrome and red-accented stylization of the layout, provocatively captioned: "STEPHEN WARD, THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY?" along with the show's tagline: "1963. The scandal that shook society."
Additionally, the official Facebook page posted a historical footnote applicable to this new promo image, as well: "Given Profumo's position in the government and with the Cold War at its height, the potential ramifications of Stephen Ward's links with soviet naval attaché Yevgeny Ivanov in terms of national security were grave."
View the first social media image released for STEPHEN WARD earlier this week, available here, as well as the second, available here, third, available here, fourth, available here, fifth, available here, sixth, available here, and seventh, 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."
View a larger version of the new social media image for STEPHEN WARD below.
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