Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical Stephen Ward has posted closing notices at the Aldwych Theatre.
The new musical, which premiered on 19 December 2013, will end its run at the Aldwych Theatre on 29 March 2014.
The show about society osteopath Stephen Ward and the Profumo Affair of the 1960′s stars Alexander Hanson in the title role alongside Charlotte Spencer as Christine Keeler and Charlotte Blackledge as Mandy Rice Davies.
The show closes on the same day as Lloyd Webber’s former writing partner Tim Rice’s new musical From Here to Eternity closes at the Shaftesbury Theatre, highlighting the tough conditions for new musicals in the West End.
Stephen Ward’s producer Robert Fox said in a statement that he was “very proud of the show and our wonderful Company” and that, “Andrew has never been afraid to embrace difficult and challenging subject matters”.
Directed by Richard Eyre, Stephen Ward features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black.