Cheap Stephen Ward tickets at the Aldwych Theatre
Andrew Lloyd Webber's first all-new musical since Love Never Dies in 2010 is a sensationally scandalous affair. That the world's most successful composer of musicals has reunited with his Tony Award-winning Sunset Boulevard collaborators Christopher Hampton and Don Black on the show only sweetens the deal.
Along with a compelling true-life storyline, expect a score featuring sharp pastiches of early sixties musical styles including skiffle, jazz and rock 'n' roll.
Stephen Ward was the free-living society physician who introduced the major players in the government-toppling 1963 Profumo sex-and-espionage scandal to each other. The musical that bears his name puts Ward's story in the spotlight, and reveals that it was he, not disgraced Minister for War John Profumo, who was the real victim of the affair.
In a lurid, headline-dominating trial as emblematic of the twentieth century as Oscar Wilde's was to the nineteenth, Ward was the only person to emerge with some dignity and honour. But he became the scapegoat of a furiously self-righteous Establishment, and was hounded by press and police until he could no longer tolerate the pressure.
Ward was a reluctant martyr - a bridge between the ruling class and the embryonic permissive society, who history now shows to have been an unwitting herald of the revolution in manners, music and morals that would come to characterise the sixties.
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Aldwych Theatre Seat Plan
Choose your seats from the plan of the Aldwych Theatre above. If you're making your first visit to a theatre or you're simply unsure about where you'd most like to be seated, here's a quick guide to help you choose:
The Stalls are level with and closest to the stage. The Dress Circle (or simply the Circle) is the level of seating above the Stalls. The Upper Circle or Grand Circle is above the Dress Circle. The Balcony, above the Upper Circle, is the highest level of seating.
The Aldwych Theatre is situated on the corner of Drury Lane in the West End of London, close to Charing Cross tube station. Built in 1905, in its early years this 1176 seat venue became the first British theatre to stage a play by Anton Chekhov.
The very first production at the Aldwych Theatre was Blue Bell, a version of the pantomime Bluebell in Fairyland which took place in December 1905. Among the countless notable shows to have graced this venerable West End theatre’s stage during its long history are A Streetcar Named Desire, The Devils, The Balcony, Travesties, An Inspector Calls and Whistle Down The Wind.
Today, the Aldwych Theatre enjoys consistent success and is internationally renowned for the quality of both the musicals and straight dramas it stages.
The Aldwych Theatre presented a series of farces during the 1920s which have gone down in history as ‘The Aldwych Farces’. They included A Cuckoo in the Nest, Rookery Nook, Plunder and A Cup of Kindness.
Between 1960 – 1982 the theatre became the main London venue for productions by the RSC. Productions during this time included The Greeks, Nicholas Nickleby and War of the Roses.
During the 1960s and 1970s the theatre hosted the annual World Theatre Season, which consisted of foreign plays performed in their original productions.
A number of truly seminal performances have taken place at the Aldwych Theatre, not least the 1949 London production of A Streetcar Named Desire starring Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois, a performance she later immortalised on screen opposite Marlon Brando. The play was directed by her husband, Laurence Olivier.
The layout, size and atmosphere of the Aldwych Theatre make it a wonderful place to see musical theatre, plays and stand-up comedy. Recent successes include Fame-The Musical, Dirty Dancing, Midnight Tango and Top Hat.
Whatever you decide to see at the Aldwych Theatre, we wish you an entertaining and rewarding visit.
Venue Address: 49 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DFView Map
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- Infrared hearing loop
- Wheelchair accessible
Discounted Group Rates
|Rated type||Min. tickets||Book by||Price||Validity/Exclusions|
|Group Rate 10+||10||01/03/14||£67.50|
|Senior Group Rate 10+||10||01/03/14||£67.50|
*The above rates and exclusion periods are for guidance only and are subject to availability. Please contact us for the latest prices and availability.