Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical, Stephen Ward, opened at the Aldwych last night. Directed by Richard Eyre, Stephen Ward follows the scandalous Profumo Affair of the 1960s and stars the fantastic Joanna Riding as Valerie Hobson, Profumo’s wife alongside Alexander Hanson who plays the title role.

“…the best song here is a painfully moving ballad, I’m Hopeless When it Comes to You, which Joanna Riding as Profumo’s obdurately loyal wife sings to her errant husband.” Michael Billington, The Guardian ***

**** Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph

**** Quentin Letts, The Daily Mail

Stephen Ward is currently playing at the Aldwych Theatre.

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