A press release proclaims that it's "Paul Nicholas vs Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber as new play Keeler, about Sixties scandal, takes on Lloyd Webber musical in the West End. There are two sides to every story and this one is by the person who was actually there... at the centre of the biggest political sex scandal of the 20th century."
In 1963, the Secretary of State for War, John 'Jack' Profumo, was forced to resign after it was established that he had lied to Parliament about the nature of his relationship with a young showgirl, Christine Keeler. She was also involved with a Russian spy during her affair with the Secretary of State. The ensuing scandal was in part responsible for the resignation of the Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, and the suicide of the man who introduced Keeler to Profumo, Stephen Ward.
Based on the 2001 autobiography The Truth At Last by Christine Keeler with Douglas Thompson, Keeler, written by Gill Adams, reveals the sensational inside story of the infamous Profumo Affair: the biggest political sex scandal to rock the British nation in the 20th century.
Keeler will get a 6-week West End season at Charing Cross Theatre from Thursday October 31 to Saturday 14 December.
Press night is Wednesday 6 November at 7.30pm.