1963 Profumo scandal spawns musical

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The Profumo scandal, involving a Cabinet minister, a showgirl and a Soviet naval attaché, which shook the political establishment 50 years ago, is to be turned into a stage musical.

The show, complete with nude romps and new theories about conspiracies and cover-ups, will be built around Christine Keeler.

Keeler was a 19-year-old model and topless dancer whose affair with John Profumo, the Tory War Secretary, led to his resignation in 1963 after he lied about it in Parliament.

Richard Alexander, the creator of the show, to be called A Model Girl, claims to have unearthed new evidence behind the scandal, though he refuses to disclose it until the curtain goes up.

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