Social Media Image #5 For STEPHEN WARD Released
The fifth 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.
A copy of the Daily Mirror newspaper is depicted, featuring the headline "PROFUMO QUITS" in the new image. Large black lettering offsets the monochrome and red-accented stylization of the layout, provocatively captioned: "STEPHEN WARD, SCAPEGOAT" 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: "Stephen Ward found himself at the center of the biggest political scandal in British history, but many still see him as a fall guy to Profumo's activities."
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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