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New STEPHEN WARD 'I'm Hopeless When It Comes To You' VIdeo

A full performance clip of the emotionally rich Andrew Lloyd Webber/Don Black melody "I'm Hopeless When It Comes To You" from the new historically-based West End musical STEPHEN WARD is now available to view, featuring two-time Laurence Olivier Award-winner Joanna Riding.

Portraying John Profumo (Alexander Hanson)'s long-sufferring wife Valerie Hobson, Riding enacts the evocative showstopper with passion.

"Part of me is saying I should go / Maybe that's what I should do," Hobson contemplates with remorse at the outset.

Then: "We'll go on together / Dry each other's eyes," Hobson resolves more optimistically of a post-affair marriage.

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."

STEPHEN WARD features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton as well as direction by Richard Eyre.

View the new video of "I'm Hopeless When It Comes To You" from STEPHEN WARD below.

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