Based on one of the most infamous political scandals in British history, Andrew Lloyd Webber
's new musical Stephen Ward
charts the rise and fall of the titular character, an osteopath who ran amongst aristocratic circles in 1960s London. Book and lyrics are by playwright Christopher Hampton
and lyricist Don Black
. Richard Eyre
directs. The production has been extended through May 31 at the West End's Aldwych Theatre.