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Stephen Ward

Christopher Hampton
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571314515
Date Published
19.12.2013
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Summary

Stephen Ward charts the rise and fall from grace of the man at the centre of the Profumo Scandal.

Friend to film stars, spies, models, government ministers and aristocrats, his rise and ultimate disgrace coincided with the increasingly permissive lifestyle of London’s elite in the early 1960s.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, with book and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black, centres on Ward’s involvement with the young and beautiful Christine Keeler, which led to one of the biggest political scandals and most famous trials of the twentieth century.

Stephen Ward premiered at the Aldwych Theatre, London, in December 2013.

ChristopherHampton

Christopher Hampton was born in the Azores in 1946. He wrote his first play, When Did You Last See My Mother? at the age of eighteen. Since then, his plays have included The Philanthropist, Savages, Tales from Hollywood, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, White Chameleon, The Talking Cure and Appomattox. He has translated plays by Ibsen, Molière, von Horváth, Chekhov, Florian Zeller…

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