A round-up of reviews for Stephen Ward at the Aldwych Theatre
A new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is an event any day of the week, but the first night of Stephen Ward was particularly eventful given that it was the same night as the roof collapse over at the Apollo Theatre.
The show is about vilified society osteopath Stephen Ward, who was victim of the political fall-out from the Profumo scandal in 1960’s Britain.
Lloyd Webber and lyricist Don Black aim to press home the miscarraige of justice suffered by Ward at the hands of the British establishment.
Richard Eyre directs an accomplished cast including Alexander Hanson as Stephen Ward, Charlotte Spencer as Christine Keeler, Charlotte Blackledge as Mandy Rice Davies and Joanna Riding as Valerie Hobson. Other cast include Ian Conningham as Ivanov, Chris Howell as Murray, Ricardo Coke Thomas as Lucky Gordon and Wayne Robinson as Johnny Edgecomp, plus Martin Callaghan, Kate Coyston, Jason Denton, Julian Forsyth, Amy Griffiths, Paul Kemble, Emma Kate Nelson, Carl Sanderson, Emily Squibb, John Stacey, Helen Ternent and Tim Walton.
Read reviews below from the Standard, Guardian, Telegraph, Variety and more.