Profumo the Musical, which is written by Gordon Kenney, will begin a short showcase run of five performances only at the Waterloo East Theatre Aug. 28 for a run through Aug. 31 only, as part of the theatre's New Musical Showcase. Marking the 50th anniversary of the infamous Profumo Affair, the musical tells of the scandalous love affair between married Minister For War John Profumo and teenage good-time girl Christine Keeler, and how young Christine, together with her friend Mandy Rice Davies and famed London Society osteopath Stephen Ward, unwittingly formed the catalyst that brought the establishment to its knees and led to the eventual downfall of Macmillan's government. The same story forms the basis of Lloyd Webber's new musical.
Stephen Ward will be played in Profumo the Musical by Michael Howe, a West End veteran whose previous credits include 42nd Street, Chess and The Drowsy Chaperone. On TV, he has starred in "Solo" opposite Felicity Kendall and the barrister Mr. Harrison in "Hollyoaks."
To book tickets, contact the box ofice on 020 7928 0060, or visit www.waterlooeast.co.uk.