Andrew Lloyd Webber, creator of the most successful theatrical production in history "The Phantom of the Opera," is trying his hand at a scandalous story with more of a political edge. In a radio interview, Webber announced his interest in the 1963 Profumo scandal; the Cold War affair across enemy lines, the Guardian reports...

The Profumo incident involved Britain Secretary of State for War John Profumo's affair with Christine Keeler, mistress of alleged Russian spy Stephen Ward. Not only was the scandal swathed in the red of Sovietism, but Profumo went on to lie about the affair in the House of Commons and was forced to resign when the truth came to light. Ward committed suicide on the last day of being tried for immoral earnings of living off the profits of prostitution.

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