Social Media Image #2 For STEPHEN WARD Unveiled
A second social media image promoting the opening of the new Andrew Lloyd Webber/Don Black/Christopher Hampton musical STEPHEN WARD, directed by Richard Eyre, in the West End this December has been released following an earlier image unveiled this week
A crowd gathers in the street, watched over by an officer of the law in the obscured new image. Large black lettering offsets the monochrome and red accented stylization of the layout, captioned: "STEPHEN WARD, FRIEND TO THE STARS" along with the show's tagline: "1963. The scandal that shook society."
Additionally, the official Facebook page posted a historical footnote enormously applicable to this new promo piece, as well: "Stephen Ward's social circle included Lord Astor, who allowed him the use of a cottage on his Cliveden Estate. Ward's attendance at parties on the Estate allowed him to meet a number of rich and powerful members of society including actor Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. From 1950 he frequented a string of London nightclubs and built a group of friends from top London society, he later became a regular at Murray's Cabaret Club in Soho."
View the first social media image released for STEPHEN WARD earlier this week, 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.