THE story of one of the biggest sex scandals to hit Britain in the 20th century will be brought to life on stage at Malvern Theatres next week.

Paul Nicholas and Alice Coulthard are set to star in a production of Keeler, based on the 2001 biography, The Truth At Last, written by Christine Keeler with Douglas Thompson.

The play reveals the sensational inside story of the infamous Profumo affair: the biggest political sex scandal to rock the British nation in the 20th century.

In 1963, the Secretary of State for war, John 'Jack' Profumo, was forced to resign after it was established that he had lied to the House about the nature of his relationship with a young showgirl Christine Keeler.

She was also involved with a Russian spy during her affair with the Secretary of State. The ensuing scandal was in part responsible for the resignation of the Prime Minister Harold MacMillan and the suicide of the man who introduced Keeler to Profumo, Stephen Ward.

Paul Nicholas, who takes on the role of Stephen Ward, is best-known for appearing in BAFTA award-winning TV series Just Good Friends.

Alice Coulthard, who plays Christine Keeler, is well-known for her two-year role as Maisie Wylde in Emmerdale. Her other television appearances include Holby City, The Bill and the cult film The Cement Garden.

Keeler will be at Malvern Theatres from Monday (October 31) until Saturday, November 5, with tickets from £20.50.

To book call 01684 892277 or visit