Stephen Ward musical to close after 4 months in the West End

Based on the 1960s Profumo scandal, the musical starred Charlotte Spencer as Christine Keeler and Alexander Hanson as Stephen Ward.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical, Stephen Ward, is to close after a West End run of less than four months.

The show, based around a sex and spies scandal, opened to mixed reviews just before Christmas, but will close on 29 March after sluggish ticket sales.Top-price seats in the fourth row of the Aldwych Theatre are still available for performances this weekend.

“I am very sad to see the show close,” said producer Robert Fox, adding he hoped it would one day be resurrected.

Critics were divided, however. The Telegraph praised the “delightful tunes” and “winning performances” but Variety said the “flaccid” production was guilty of “slack storytelling”.

Excerpted from BBC News.

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