Alexander Hanson and Charlotte Spencer in Stephen Ward
Alexander Hanson and Charlotte Spencer in Stephen Ward

Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical Stephen Ward has released a further 120,000 tickets by extending booking at the Aldwych Theatre to 31 May 2014.

The show, which was originally booking until 1 March, premiered at the West End's Aldwych Theatre before Christmas (19 December 2013, previews from 3 December).

Stephen Ward charts the rise and fall from grace of the society osteopath at the centre of the Profumo affair. The musical centres on Ward's involvement with the young and beautiful Christine Keeler and their chance meeting in a West End night club which led to one of the biggest political scandals and trials of the 20th century.

The current cast comprises Alexander Hanson as Stephen Ward, Charlotte Spencer as Christine Keeler, Charlotte Blackledge as Mandy Rice Davies, Anthony Calf as Lord Astor, Daniel Flynn as John Profumo, Joanna Riding as Valerie Hobson, Ian Conningham as Ivanov, Chris Howell as Murray, Ricardo Coke Thomas as Lucky Gordon and Wayne Robinson as Johnny Edgecombe.

Other cast members are Martin Callaghan, Kate Coyston, Jason Denton, Julian Forsyth, Amy Griffiths, Paul Kemble, Emma Kate Nelson, Carl Sanderson, Emily Squibb, John Stacey, Helen Ternent and Tim Walton.

The show reunites Lloyd Webber with his Sunset Boulevard collaborators Christopher Hampton (book and lyrics) and Don Black (lyrics).

The production is directed by Richard Eyre with set and costume designs by Rob Howell, lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Paul Groothuis, projection design by Jon Driscoll and choreography by Stephen Mear.

Stephen Ward is produced by Robert Fox Limited and The Really Useful Group. The London cast recording is now available.