From Here To Eternity, London

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Charing Cross Theatre, London
Booking to 17 December 2022
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Tim Rice and Stuart Brayson’s epic musical From Here To Eternity returns to the West End

Set in the two weeks leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, From Here To Eternity is a compelling portrait of humanity, love, duty and redemption set against the backdrop of a beautiful and conflicted paradise.

Adapted from the classic novel by James Jones this newly re-imagined breathtaking musical unites the writing talents of Tim Rice (lyrics), Stuart Brayson (music) and Donald Rice and Bill Oakes (book), and is directed by Brett Smock (Producing Artistic Director / The Rev Theatre Company).

From Here To Eternity runs until 17 December 2022 at Charing Cross Theatre, London.


What's the story of From Here To Eternity?

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.

Who is in the cast of From Here To Eternity?

Casting includes Jonny Amies (Hairspray) as Maggio, Jonathan Bentley (Mamma Mia!) as Prewitt, Adam Rhys-Charles (Curtains) as Warden, Carley Stenson (Hollyoaks) as Karen, and Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Desmonda Cathabel as Lorene.

They are joined by Leonard Cook (The Play That Goes Wrong) as Judson/Colonel Delbert/cover Holmes, Kyerron Dixon-Bassey as swing, Sarah Drake (Ordinary Days) as Female U/S Lorene and Mrs Kipfer, Dominic Adam Griffin (Identical) as Soldier/cover Warden and Bloom, Cassius Hackforth as Soldier, Robin Hayward (Heathers) as Soldier/cover Prewitt, Callum Henderson (9 to 5 The Musical) as Soldier/cover Judson and Colonel Delbert, James Mateo-Salt (What the Ladybird Heard) as Soldier/cover Galovitch, Rhys Nuttall (Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens) as Galovitch, Jack Ofrecio (Boys will be Boys) as Bloom, Jaden Oshenye (The Bodyguard) as Soldier, Eve Polycarpou (Strictly Ballroom) as Mrs Kipfer, Alan Turkington (Antony and Cleopatra) as Holmes and Joseph Vella as Soldier/cover Maggio.

Who are the creative team of From Here To Eternity?

Adapted from the novel by James Jones, From Here To Eternity features music by Stuart Brayson, lyrics by Sir Tim Rice and a book by Donald Rice and Bill Oakes.

The show is directed by Brett Smock with musical direction and orchestration by Nick Barstow, set & custume design by Stewart Charlesworth, sound design by Andrew Johnson, choreography by Cressida Carré and casting by Jane Deitch.


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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 17 December 2022
Age restrictions
14+
Running time
2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

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Important Notes

Please note that this production contains suicide, excessive or gratuitous violence, scenes of a sexual nature, death and/or dying, blood, flashing images, loud noise, discrimination / offensive language (racism, homophobia, antisemitism) and war.


Venue Information

Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NL
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Tim Rice confirms From Here to Eternity cast recording
Sir Tim Rice, who wrote the lyrics to the musical From Here to Eternity, which is now playing at the Charing Cross Theatre, has confirmed that there will be a cast recording of the show. On Twitter, the award-winning lyricist confirmed that there would be a cast recording, and that "we feel it's important to have a permanent record" of the show. https://twitter.com/sirtimrice/status/1594462542025351168 From Here to Eternity is adapted from James Jones' novel and boasts music by Stuart Brayson (Bess, Jimmy Mac), lyrics by Tim Rice (Evita, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar) and a book by Donald Rice and Bill Oakes. Directed by Brett Smock, the musical opened at the end of October at the Charing Cross Theatre and plays until 17 December 2022. The cast includes Jonny Amies (Hairspray) as Maggio, Jonathan Bentley (Mamma Mia!) as Prewitt, Adam Rhys-Charles (Curtains) as Warden, Carley Stenson (Hollyoaks) as Karen, and Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Desmonda Cathabel as Lorene. Other cast are Leonard Cook (The Play That Goes Wrong) as Judson/Colonel Delbert/cover Holmes, Kyerron Dixon-Bassey as swing, Sarah Drake (Ordinary Days) as Female U/S Lorene and Mrs Kipfer, Dominic Adam Griffin (Identical) as Soldier/cover Warden and Bloom, Cassius Hackforth as Soldier, Robin Hayward (Heathers) as Soldier/cover Prewitt, Callum Henderson (9 to 5 The Musical) as Soldier/cover Judson and Colonel Delbert, James Mateo-Salt (What the Ladybird Heard) as Soldier/cover Galovitch, Rhys Nuttall (Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens) as Galovitch, Jack Ofrecio (Boys will be Boys) as Bloom, Jaden Oshenye (The Bodyguard) as Soldier, Eve Polycarpou (Strictly Ballroom) as Mrs Kipfer, Alan Turkington (Antony and Cleopatra) as Holmes and Joseph Vella as Soldier/cover Maggio. Alongside Smock, the creative team includes Set & Costume Designer Stewart Charlesworth, Musical Direction & Orchestrations Nick Barstow, Choreographer Cressida Carré, Lighting Designer Adam King, Projection Designer Louise Rhodes-Brown, Costume Supervisor Lucy Lawless, Casting Director Jane Deitch, and Production Manager James Anderton. Book tickets to From Here to Eternity at the Charing Cross Theatre
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Video: From Here to Eternity new trailer released
Producers of the revival of From Here to Eternity have released a new trailer for the show. The musical opened at Charing Cross Theatre in London earlier this week, to positive reviews. With music by Stuart Brayson and lyrics by Tim Rice, From Here to Eternity runs at the Charing Cross Theatre until 17 December 2022. Directed by Brett Smock, the show has a book by Donald Rice and Bill Oakes, and is adapted from the novel by James Jones. The From Here To Eternity cast includes Jonathan Bentley (Mamma Mia!) as Prewitt, Jonny Amies (Hairspray) as Maggio, Adam Rhys-Charles (Curtains) as Warden, Carley Stenson (Hollyoaks) as Karen, and Desmonda Cathabel as Lorene. Other cast include Leonard Cook (The Play That Goes Wrong) as Judson/Colonel Delbert/cover Holmes, Kyerron Dixon-Bassey as swing, Sarah Drake (Ordinary Days) as Female U/S Lorene and Mrs Kipfer, Dominic Adam Griffin (Identical) as Soldier/cover Warden and Bloom, Cassius Hackforth as Soldier, Robin Hayward (Heathers) as Soldier/cover Prewitt, Callum Henderson (9 to 5 The Musical) as Soldier/cover Judson and Colonel Delbert, James Mateo-Salt (What the Ladybird Heard) as Soldier/cover Galovitch, Rhys Nuttall (Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens) as Galovitch, Jack Ofrecio (Boys will be Boys) as Bloom, Jaden Oshenye (The Bodyguard) as Soldier, Eve Polycarpou (Strictly Ballroom) as Mrs Kipfer, Alan Turkington (Antony and Cleopatra) as Holmes and Joseph Vella as Soldier/cover Maggio. The creative team also includes Set & Costume Designer Stewart Charlesworth, Musical Direction & Orchestrations Nick Barstow, Choreographer Cressida Carré, Lighting Designer Adam King, Projection Designer Louise Rhodes-Brown, Costume Supervisor Lucy Lawless, Casting Director Jane Deitch, and Production Manager James Anderton. Book tickets to From Here to Eternity at the Charing Cross Theatre New trailer for From Here to Eternity
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From Here to Eternity reviews at the Charing Cross Theatre ★★★
A round-up of reviews for the revival of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice musical From Here to Eternity at the Charing Cross Theatre in London. From Here to Eternity is running at Charing Cross Theatre until 17 December 2022. Directed by Brett Smock, From Here to Eternity is adapted from the classic novel by James Jones, and features music by Stuart Brayson, lyrics by Tim Rice and a book by Donald Rice and Bill Oakes. The cast of From Here to Eternity includes Jonny Amies (Hairspray) as Maggio, Jonathan Bentley (Mamma Mia!) as Prewitt, Adam Rhys-Charles (Curtains) as Warden, Carley Stenson (Hollyoaks) as Karen, and Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Desmonda Cathabel as Lorene. The cast also includes Leonard Cook (The Play That Goes Wrong) as Judson/Colonel Delbert/cover Holmes, Kyerron Dixon-Bassey as swing, Sarah Drake (Ordinary Days) as Female U/S Lorene and Mrs Kipfer, Dominic Adam Griffin (Identical) as Soldier/cover Warden and Bloom, Cassius Hackforth as Soldier, Robin Hayward (Heathers) as Soldier/cover Prewitt, Callum Henderson (9 to 5 The Musical) as Soldier/cover Judson and Colonel Delbert, James Mateo-Salt (What the Ladybird Heard) as Soldier/cover Galovitch, Rhys Nuttall (Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens) as Galovitch, Jack Ofrecio (Boys will be Boys) as Bloom, Jaden Oshenye (The Bodyguard) as Soldier, Eve Polycarpou (Strictly Ballroom) as Mrs Kipfer, Alan Turkington (Antony and Cleopatra) as Holmes and Joseph Vella as Soldier/cover Maggio. The creative team includes of Set & Costume Designer Stewart Charlesworth, Musical Direction & Orchestrations Nick Barstow, Choreographer Cressida Carré, Lighting Designer Adam King, Projection Designer Louise Rhodes-Brown, Costume Supervisor Lucy Lawless, Casting Director Jane Deitch, and Production Manager James Anderton. More reviews to follow Book tickets to From Here to Eternity at the Charing Cross Theatre
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Photos: From Here to Eternity production photos released
The producers of From Here to Eternity have released production photos of the show, now playing at Charing Cross Theatre in London. From Here to Eternity is adapted from the classic novel by James Jones, and features music by Stuart Brayson, lyrics by Tim Rice and a book by Donald Rice and Bill Oakes. The musical plays at Charing Cross Theatre until 17 December 2022, and is directed by Brett Smock. This is the first West End revival of From Here To Eternity since the musical premiered at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2013. The show has been extensively re-worked in the intervening years and has had two successful stagings in the US. The cast at Charing Cross Theatre includes Jonny Amies (Hairspray) as Maggio, Jonathan Bentley (Mamma Mia!) as Prewitt, Adam Rhys-Charles (Curtains) as Warden, Carley Stenson (Hollyoaks) as Karen, and Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Desmonda Cathabel as Lorene. Other cast are Leonard Cook (The Play That Goes Wrong) as Judson/Colonel Delbert/cover Holmes, Kyerron Dixon-Bassey as swing, Sarah Drake (Ordinary Days) as Female U/S Lorene and Mrs Kipfer, Dominic Adam Griffin (Identical) as Soldier/cover Warden and Bloom, Cassius Hackforth as Soldier, Robin Hayward (Heathers) as Soldier/cover Prewitt, Callum Henderson (9 to 5 The Musical) as Soldier/cover Judson and Colonel Delbert, James Mateo-Salt (What the Ladybird Heard) as Soldier/cover Galovitch, Rhys Nuttall (Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens) as Galovitch, Jack Ofrecio (Boys will be Boys) as Bloom, Jaden Oshenye (The Bodyguard) as Soldier, Eve Polycarpou (Strictly Ballroom) as Mrs Kipfer, Alan Turkington (Antony and Cleopatra) as Holmes and Joseph Vella as Soldier/cover Maggio. The creative team includes of Set & Costume Designer Stewart Charlesworth, Musical Direction & Orchestrations Nick Barstow, Choreographer Cressida Carré, Lighting Designer Adam King, Projection Designer Louise Rhodes-Brown, Costume Supervisor Lucy Lawless, Casting Director Jane Deitch, and Production Manager James Anderton. Book tickets to From Here to Eternity at the Charing Cross Theatre From Here to Eternity Production Photos [ngg src="galleries" ids="929" display="pro_tile"]
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Video: From Here to Eternity in rehearsals
Check out a new video from behind-the-scenes at From Here to Eternity rehearsals. Musical From Here to Eternity is coming to the Charing Cross Theatre in London from 29 October to 17 December 2022. The show boasts music by Stuart Brayson, lyrics by Tim Rice and a book by Donald Rice and Bill Oakes, and is adapted from the novel by James Jones. Directed by Brett Smock - who introduces the rehearsal video, this production is the first West End revival of From Here To Eternity since the musical premiered in London in 2013. The cast includes Jonny Amies (Hairspray) as Maggio, Jonathan Bentley (Mamma Mia!) as Prewitt, Adam Rhys-Charles (Curtains) as Warden, Carley Stenson (Hollyoaks) as Karen, and Desmonda Cathabel as Lorene. Other cast are Leonard Cook (The Play That Goes Wrong) as Judson/Colonel Delbert/cover Holmes, Kyerron Dixon-Bassey as swing, Sarah Drake (Ordinary Days) as Female U/S Lorene and Mrs Kipfer, Dominic Adam Griffin (Identical) as Soldier/cover Warden and Bloom, Cassius Hackforth as Soldier, Robin Hayward (Heathers) as Soldier/cover Prewitt, Callum Henderson (9 to 5 The Musical) as Soldier/cover Judson and Colonel Delbert, James Mateo-Salt (What the Ladybird Heard) as Soldier/cover Galovitch, Rhys Nuttall (Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens) as Galovitch, Jack Ofrecio (Boys will be Boys) as Bloom, Jaden Oshenye (The Bodyguard) as Soldier, Eve Polycarpou (Strictly Ballroom) as Mrs Kipfer, Alan Turkington (Antony and Cleopatra) as Holmes and Joseph Vella as Soldier/cover Maggio. Joining Brett Smock in the creative team are Set & Costume Designer Stewart Charlesworth, Musical Direction & Orchestrations Nick Barstow, Choreographer Cressida Carré, Lighting Designer Adam King, Projection Designer Louise Rhodes-Brown, Costume Supervisor Lucy Lawless, Casting Director Jane Deitch, and Production Manager James Anderton. Book tickets to From Here to Eternity at the Charing Cross Theatre Rehearsal video for From Here to Eternity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGaBZzyvLvI
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Photos: From Here to Eternity rehearsal images released
From Here to Eternity has released rehearsal photos of the show, ahead of the revival's premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre in London. Adapted from the classic novel by James Jones, From Here to Eternity features music by Stuart Brayson, lyrics by Tim Rice and a book by Donald Rice and Bill Oakes. The musical will play at the Charing Cross Theatre from 29 October to 17 December 2022, directed by Brett Smock. This will be the first West End revival of From Here To Eternity since the musical premiered at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2013. The show has been extensively re-worked in the intervening years and has had two successful stagings in the US. The cast at Charing Cross Theatre includes Jonny Amies (Hairspray) as Maggio, Jonathan Bentley (Mamma Mia!) as Prewitt, Adam Rhys-Charles (Curtains) as Warden, Carley Stenson (Hollyoaks) as Karen, and Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Desmonda Cathabel as Lorene. Other cast are Leonard Cook (The Play That Goes Wrong) as Judson/Colonel Delbert/cover Holmes, Kyerron Dixon-Bassey as swing, Sarah Drake (Ordinary Days) as Female U/S Lorene and Mrs Kipfer, Dominic Adam Griffin (Identical) as Soldier/cover Warden and Bloom, Cassius Hackforth as Soldier, Robin Hayward (Heathers) as Soldier/cover Prewitt, Callum Henderson (9 to 5 The Musical) as Soldier/cover Judson and Colonel Delbert, James Mateo-Salt (What the Ladybird Heard) as Soldier/cover Galovitch, Rhys Nuttall (Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens) as Galovitch, Jack Ofrecio (Boys will be Boys) as Bloom, Jaden Oshenye (The Bodyguard) as Soldier, Eve Polycarpou (Strictly Ballroom) as Mrs Kipfer, Alan Turkington (Antony and Cleopatra) as Holmes and Joseph Vella as Soldier/cover Maggio. The creative team includes of Set & Costume Designer Stewart Charlesworth, Musical Direction & Orchestrations Nick Barstow, Choreographer Cressida Carré, Lighting Designer Adam King, Projection Designer Louise Rhodes-Brown, Costume Supervisor Lucy Lawless, Casting Director Jane Deitch, and Production Manager James Anderton. Book tickets to From Here to Eternity at the Charing Cross Theatre From Here to Eternity Rehearsal Photos [ngg src="galleries" ids="895" display="pro_tile"]
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From Here to Eternity announce casting for Charing Cross Theatre
Jonny Amies, Jonathan Bentley, Adam Rhys-Charles, Carley Stenson and Desmonda Cathabel lead the cast of From Here to Eternity. The producers of From Here to Eternity have announced casting for its forthcoming revival at the Charing Cross Theatre in London. Tim Rice and Stuart Brayson’s musical will play at the Charing Cross Theatre from 29 October to 17 December 2022. Casting includes Jonny Amies (Hairspray) as Maggio, Jonathan Bentley (Mamma Mia!) as Prewitt, Adam Rhys-Charles (Curtains) as Warden, Carley Stenson (Hollyoaks) as Karen, and Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Desmonda Cathabel as Lorene. They are joined by Leonard Cook (The Play That Goes Wrong) as Judson/Colonel Delbert/cover Holmes, Kyerron Dixon-Bassey as swing, Sarah Drake (Ordinary Days) as Female U/S Lorene and Mrs Kipfer, Dominic Adam Griffin (Identical) as Soldier/cover Warden and Bloom, Cassius Hackforth as Soldier, Robin Hayward (Heathers) as Soldier/cover Prewitt, Callum Henderson (9 to 5 The Musical) as Soldier/cover Judson and Colonel Delbert, James Mateo-Salt (What the Ladybird Heard) as Soldier/cover Galovitch, Rhys Nuttall (Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens) as Galovitch, Jack Ofrecio (Boys will be Boys) as Bloom, Jaden Oshenye (The Bodyguard) as Soldier, Eve Polycarpou (Strictly Ballroom) as Mrs Kipfer, Alan Turkington (Antony and Cleopatra) as Holmes and Joseph Vella as Soldier/cover Maggio. Directed by Brett Smock, this new production marks the first West End revival of From Here To Eternity since the musical first premiered at the Shaftesbury Theatre in October 2013. The show has been extensively re-worked in the intervening years and has had two successful stagings in the US. Joining Brett Smock, the creative team consists of Set & Costume Designer Stewart Charlesworth, Musical Direction & Orchestrations Nick Barstow, Choreographer Cressida Carré, Lighting Designer Adam King, Projection Designer Louise Rhodes-Brown, Costume Supervisor Lucy Lawless, Casting Director Jane Deitch, and Production Manager James Anderton. Adapted from the classic novel by James Jones, the show features music by Stuart Brayson, lyrics by Tim Rice and a book by Donald Rice and Bill Oakes. The musical tells the tale of illicit love and army life set against the backdrop of Pearl Harbor in 1941. The show is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Bill Kenwright and Heartaches Limited  General Management is by Chris Matanlé Book tickets to From Here to Eternity at the Charing Cross Theatre
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West End Theatre star Darius Campbell Danesh dies aged 41
The family of West End star Darius Campbell Danesh have announced that the actor and singer has been found dead in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota in the US on 11 August 2022. He was 41. The former Pop Idol contestant became a well-known theatre star, performing in West End musicals including Chicago, Guys and Dolls, Funny Girl with Sheridan Smith, Gone With the Wind, From Here To Eternity and more. The cause of death is currently unknown. Darius Campbell in a publicity picture for From Here to Eternity A statement from the family said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh. Darius was found unresponsive in bed in his apartment room in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 and was pronounced dead in the afternoon by the local medical examiners’ office. The local police department have confirmed that there were no signs of intent or suspicious circumstances. The cause of his sudden death is unknown at this stage while medical examinations continue. We ask that you kindly respect our wishes for privacy at this time whilst we come to terms with the tragic loss of our son and brother.” Originally from Scotland, Darius was a singer-songwriter and an actor, who came to fame in 2001 appearing in ITV's Popstars, and also in Pop Idol. In May 2010 he won the first series of ITV's Popstar to Operastar In recent years he has worked as a film producer, with projects including Imperium starring Daniel Radcliffe, and Tomorrow starring Sebastian Street. He was previously married to actress Natasha Henstridge. Tributes for the actor include Stuart Brayson, composer of From Here to Eternity, who said: "I'm shocked & very sad to hear of the death of Darius Campbell. He was a lovely man & total professional when he played the role of Warden in From Here To Eternity. Talented, dedicated & passionate about the work. I pass on my deepest sympathy to his family. Fly my friend. RIP" https://twitter.com/StuartJBrayson/status/1559570767133773824 West End theatre impresario Sonia Friedman, who produced Funny Girl in the West End and on tour, said: "RIP Darius Campbell. All involved in the London and UK Tour productions of Funny Girl were fortunate to have known and worked with him. Our thoughts are with his family and friends." https://twitter.com/sfp_london/status/1559607248665591810?s=11&t=vHVxX6zo4mV_Wz7h67_cxQ Gareth Gates, who appeared with Darius on Pop Idol, said in a statement: "I can’t quite believe the news of my dear friend Darius passing. I’m heartbroken. Darius took me under his wing during our time in Pop Idol, like a big brother; always looking out for me and for that I thank you my friend. I will miss our chats. He was one of the most beautiful, intelligent and gentle souls I was lucky enough to know, a soul that lit up every room. Goodbye my friend. Forever in my heart." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMmeUV2Kn1k Darius and cast in From Here to Eternity Theatre director Tamara Harvey, who directed Darius in From Here to Eternity, said: "Darius was a true gentleman with a heart the size of a planet and a beautiful sincerity on stage. His kindness carried me through some difficult moments. Not sure the world is ever ready to lose the good ones but this is too too soon." https://twitter.com/tamaracharvey/status/1559592101125492738 Main photo: Darius Campbell Danesh in Funny Girl. Credit: Johan Persson
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From Here to Eternity revival to open at Charing Cross Theatre
Tim Rice and Stuart Brayson’s epic musical From Here To Eternity returns to London this October in a brand new production at Charing Cross Theatre. Directed by Brett Smock, this new production marks the first West End revival of From Here To Eternity since the musical first premiered at the Shaftesbury Theatre in October 2013. The show has been extensively re-worked in the intervening years and has had two successful stagings in the US. Adapted from the classic novel by James Jones this breathtaking musical features music by Stuart Brayson, lyrics by Tim Rice and a book by Donald Rice and Bill Oakes. The musical tells the tale of illicit love and army life set against the backdrop of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Director Brett Smock said: “After extensive development work on ‘From Here To Eternity’ in the US at The REV Theatre Company in New York and The Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, we are thrilled to join forces with UK producer Katy Lipson/Aria Entertainment to present a powerful new production designed specifically for the intimacy of Charing Cross Theatre. Framed by a world on the brink of war, at a time when we are losing the last of the ‘Greatest Generation’, and with the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor just last year, it feels timely to revisit this fascinating series of events.” Lyricist Tim Rice said: “It’s wonderful to have ‘From Here To Eternity back in London. Since its world premiere in the West End in 2013, there have been two excellent productions in North America, both directed by Brett Smock, and I’m delighted he’s bringing the latest iteration of the show back across The Pond. Katy Lipson and her team are the perfect partners: young, dynamic and energetic - like the fighting men of G Company. It’s been a treat to get back to the writing desk with Stuart, too.If you like your musicals soft and fluffy, this show is not for you. We have nothing to offer but danger, betrayal, heart-break, hope, blood, sweat and tears!” Composer Stuart Brayson said: “Since my tiny acorn of an idea that the classic James Jones novel would make a good musical - and everyone thought I was mad - I’ve been fortunate to experience its remarkable journey from early workshops at the Bridewell Theatre to a West End run, a wonderful film of the production, a successful cast album and two terrific American productions. That’s not too shabby for a self-taught musician and working class lad from Gateshead!” The original West End production opened to positive reviews at the Shaftesbury Theatre in October 2013 starring Robert Lonsdale and Darius Campbell; it closed after 7-months having failed to catch the attention of West End theatre-goers. Filled with great songs and hot men - this musical should do well at Charing Cross Theatre. From Here To Eternity runs from 29 October 2022 until 17 December 2022 at Charing Cross Theatre, London. Book tickets to From Here to Eternity at the Charing Cross Theatre
From Here To Eternity to get Broadway transfer?
The new Tim Rice musical From Here to Eternity is rumoured to be getting a Broadway production. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] From Here to Eternity[/caption] In a release issued at CinemaCon 2014 - the annual gathering of cinema owners and operators - US company Fathom Events announced that it will partner with Omniverse Vision to film and broadcast the London production of the show in 2014. It is not clear whether it will also appear in UK cinemas. Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of Fathom Events, said in a statement that: "We are excited for the opportunity to work with Omniverse Vision to ensure this beautiful stage production is captured and shared with cinema audiences. This international collaboration is yet another milestone for Fathom in bringing the world’s finest unique cinema entertainment to local communities nationwide." The news of a Broadway production for the show came via a statement from Omniverse Vision CEO, Grant Calton, who said: “After four years of partnering with Fathom Events, it is hugely exciting to embark on our first co-production deal. After a highly successful six-month West End run, this will be a fantastic chance for Fathom audiences to see the UK production first, before it hits Broadway in 2015." Written by Tim Rice, Stuart Brayson and Bill Oakes, the London production has played for six months at the Shaftesbury Theatre but is in its final week, closing early on 29 March 2014. The musical is slated to arrive on Broadway in 2015. The producers of the London show are yet to comment directly on the news. BOOK Special offer: Book tickets to From Here to Eternity at the Shaftesbury Theatre
Tim Rice special concert to be held at the Royal Festival Hall; Joseph to get animated movie
Tim Rice concert The career of lyricist Tim Rice is to be celebrated in a special concert to be held at the Royal Festival Hall. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Tim Rice[/caption] Hosted by ex-ITV head Michael Grade, "Tim Rice - A Life in Song" will be held on 8 July 2014 at the Royal Festival Hall. A range of top-name artists will perform at the concert, accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra. The evening will also consist of an interview with Rice by Michael Grade. The concert will be filmed for broadcast on the BBC. Oscar-winner Tim Rice's long career includes some of the most successful musicals in modern theatre history including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita with Andrew Lloyd Webber, and songs for a number of Disney's animated movies and musicals including The Lion King and Aladdin. His most recent show, From Here to Eternity, is currently playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. LINKS Book tickets to From Here to Eternity at the Shaftesbury Theatre Interview - Tim Rice Joseph animated movie Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is to get the big-screen treatment. Elton John’s Rocket Pictures has confirmed that the company will make an animated movie based on the musical after acquiring the film rights. To be made in association with Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Really Useful Group, the movie will be produced by Rocket Pictures chief executive Steve Hamilton Shaw and Elton John's partner David Furnish alongside executive producers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Elton John. Really Useful plan to co-produce and fund a range of new movies, TV shows and theatrical ventures. LINKS Really Useful Group website Rocket Pictures website
Chichester’s The Pajama Game to open at the Shaftesbury Theatre
Richard Eyre's revival of The Pajama Game at the Chichester Festival Theatre is to transfer to the Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding in The Pajama Game at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Photo: Roy Tan[/caption] Opening in May 2014, Richard Eyre directs a revival of classic feelgood musical The Pajama Game at the Shaftesbury Theatre. A hit this summer in Chichester, the show starred Joanna Riding and Hadley Fraser, alongside a supporting cast that included  Jenna Boyd, Peter Polycarpou, Dan Burton, Ricardo Coke-Thomas, Amy Griffiths, Richard Jones, Claire Machin, Eugene McCoy, Jo Morris, Sophia Nomvete, Landi Oshinowo, Alexis Owen Hobbs, Carl Sanderson, John Stacey, Colin Stinton and Lauren Varnham. Casting hasn't been confirmed for the show but Riding and Fraser are expected to sign on. The Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical is set within the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, as handsome new Superintendent Sid Sorokin falls head-over-heels for firebrand Union rep Babe Williams. With a medley of well known songs including Hey There (You With The Stars In Your Eyes), Hernando’s Hideaway and Steam Heat, it’s unashamedly upbeat romance and comedy and should go down well with West End audiences. Richard Eyre is currently directing Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical Stephen Ward at the Aldwych Theatre, with a cast that includes Joanna Riding as Valerie Hobson in the show. Choreographer on the show is Stephen Mear, who also choreographed The Pajama Game. It is a busy time for Richard Eyre, with this Almeida production of Ghosts also transferring into the West End starring Lesley Manville. Currently playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre is Tim Rice's new musical From Here to Eternity, which closes at the Shaftesbury Theatre in April 2014. LINKS Photos of The Pajama Game at the Chichester Festival Theatre Interview with Sir Richard Eyre BOOK Sign-up for our News Alerts for booking information on The Pajama Game at the Shaftesbury Theatre SPECIAL OFFER: Book tickets to From Here to Eternity at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London Book tickets to Ghosts at the Trafalgar Studios   
From Here to Eternity to close in April
As revealed by WestEndTheatre.com on Wednesday, Tim Rice's new musical From Here to Eternity will end its run at the Shaftesbury Theatre in April 2014. Robert Lonsdale in From Here to Eternity The show, which opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in October 2013, will have run for over 7 months in the West End. Aadapted from the novel by James Jones, which became the Oscar-winning movie starring Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr, the show is a big-budget, epic musical that tells the tale of illicit love and army life set against the backdrop of Pearl Harbor in 1941. The musical unites the writing talents of Tim Rice (lyrics), Stuart Brayson (music) and Bill Oakes (book), and is directed by Tamara Harvey. 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. From Here to Eternity will be followed into the Shaftesbury Theatre by Richard Eyre's Chichester Festival Theatre production of The Pajama Game in May 2014. WestEndTheatre Comment Given that this show is full of great songs, hot men (yes, that is you Robert Lonsdale), sexy women, incredible choreography, some stunning sets and a rollicking good story, we are still confused why From Here to Eternity hasn't quite captured everyone's imagination. It can't be just the curse of the Shaftesbury! It's easy to blame the marketing people but they seem to have found it a tough one to position (or perhaps, haven't been allowed to position it how they think it should be!). Sex sells, and the initial campaign looked positively old-fashioned and cheesy. Just because something is set in the 1940's doesn't mean that it has to look like that on the poster! Catch this show whilst you still can.
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A Theatre Life: Interview with Sir Tim Rice
In "A Theatre Life" we ask some of the most important and influential people within the London theatre business to reflect on their life and work. Sir Tim Rice Sir Tim Rice Sir Tim Rice is arguably (and if you are talking to us then definitely) the world's greatest living lyricist. His writing partnership with Andrew Lloyd Webber is the stuff of musical theatre legend and resulted in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita, three of the most popular and successful shows of all time. Tim has also worked with composers including Elton John and Alan Menken on the lyrics for a number of Disney animated movies including The Lion King and Aladdin, and ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson on the musical Chess. Next week sees previews start for his major new musical From Here To Eternity at the Shaftesbury Theatre, his first totally new show for 13 years. What was your earliest ambition?To swim the channel. Not achieved to date. How do you spend the first hour of your day?Worrying about the next 12. How physically fit are you?Average for my advanced years. Are you political?On certain topics. What’s your biggest extravagance?Hardback books; first class travel. Personal wealth or reputation? Which is more important?Reputation (by miles). What is your most treasured possession?Parents' wartime diaries. Is London the world’s greatest location for theatre?Equal first with New York. In what place are you happiest?Cover point or mid wicket. Who do you most admire? Actors or theatre practitioners?Don't really know what theatre practitioners are. What ambitions do you still have? What drives you on?Survival. Survival. What is the single greatest achievement in your life so far?2 daughters and a son. If your 18 year old self could see you now, what would they say?You look like my dad. How would you like to bow out of your career?Horizontally. Does theatre really matter?Yes. Which London theatre holds the strongest memories for you?Prince Edward. * * * * * * * * * From Here to Eternity starts previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London from 30 September 2013. Based on the novel by James Jones, 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. The show features a cast that includes Robert Lonsdale, Darius Campbell, Ryan Sampson, Siubhan Harrison and Rebecca Thornhill. LINKS Tim Rice - more news and shows More about From Here To Eternity Book tickets to From Here To Eternity at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London

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