Social Media Image #6 For STEPHEN WARD Released
The sixth social media image unveiled 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.
Parliament itself byway of the Palace of Westminster is depicted in the new image. Large black lettering offsets the monochrome and red-accented stylization of the layout, provocatively captioned: "STEPHEN WARD, FRIEND TO THE RICH AND POWERFUL" 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 met many people through his practice as an osteopath. Some of his patients included Winston Churchill, Duncan Sandys, Gandhi and many more who had as much power as they did money. Despite having friends who were so powerful, no one was there to help Ward when he was on trial at the Old Bailey."
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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