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The world premiere of Tim Rice’s epic new musical From Here To Eternity is now playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, adapted from the classic novel by James Jones and the Oscar-winning movie starring Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr.
This gripping tale of illicit love and army life is a breathtaking and romantic show set against the backdrop of Pearl Harbor in 1941.
From Here To Eternity marks Tim Rice’s first new stage musical for over ten years. His extraordinary career includes winning 12 Ivor Novello awards, 4 Tonys and 3 Oscars, with musicals including Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Chess.
The musical unites the writing talents of Tim Rice (lyrics), Stuart Brayson (music) and Bill Oakes (book), and is directed by Tamara Harvey, designed by Soutra Gilmour and choreographed by Javier De Frutos.
Even on an army base, love and desire are never very far away as the troubled Private Prewitt falls for the kind-hearted escort club girl Lorene. When his platoon sergeant, Warden, embarks on a dangerous affair with his commanding officer’s wife, Karen, the lives of both men are set on a course they cannot control. As war approaches, the worlds of the four lovers and the soldiers of G Company are dramatically ripped apart ever.
The show stars Robert Lonsdale as Prewitt, Darius Campbell as Warden, Ryan Sampson as Maggio, Siubhan Harrison as Lorene and Rebecca Thornhill as Karen. The cast also includes Keisha Amponsa Banson, Marc Antolin, Julie Armstrong, Warren Sollars and Matthew Wesley.
Theatre: Shaftesbury Theatre