Tickets Now On Sale
BOX OFFICE OPENS FRIDAY 5 APRIL FOR FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
TIM RICE’S BRAND NEW MUSICAL THEATRE VERSION OF JAMES JONES’ CLASSIC NOVEL PREVIEWS FROM 30 SEPTEMBER 2013 AT THE SHAFTESBURY THEATRE
THE STELLAR CREATIVE TEAM INCLUDES TAMARA HARVEY, SOUTRA GILMOUR AND JAVIER DE FRUTOS
CASTING TO BE ANNOUNCED
Tickets go on sale today for the world premiere of new stage musical From Here to Eternity. The show will preview at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 30th September with Press Night on 23rd October 2013. Tickets can be bought from FromHereToEternityTheMusical.com or by calling the box office on 020 7379 5399.
Adapted from one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, this gripping tale of illicit love and army life unites the writing talents of Tim Rice (lyrics), Stuart Brayson (music) and Bill Oakes (book). It marks Tim's first new stage musical for over ten years and Stuart's West End début.
From Here to Eternity will be directed by Tamara Harvey (Educating Rita, Menier Chocolate Factory; The Kitchen Sink, Bush Theatre), designed by Soutra Gilmour (Macbeth, Trafalgar Studios; Antigone, National Theatre) and choreographed by Javier De Frutos (London Road, National Theatre; The Most Incredible Thing, Sadler’s Wells). The stellar creative team also includes lighting designer Bruno Poet (Frankenstein, National Theatre), sound designer Mick Potter (Phantom of the Opera, West End/Worldwide) and orchestrator and musical supervisor David White (Les Misérables, West End/Worldwide). Casting is to be announced.
Pearl Harbor, 1941, where the girls sing “don’cha like Hawaii”, the men of G Company sing the blues, and where even on an army base, love and desire are never very far away. When the troubled Private Prewitt falls for the kind hearted escort club girl Lorene, and 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.
Published in 1951, From Here to Eternity was James Jones’ début novel. It won him the National Book Award for fiction in 1952. It is loosely based on Jones’ experiences in the pre-World War II Hawaiian Division’s 27th Infantry and the unit in which he served. In 1953 the novel was adapted into a film directed by Fred Zinnemann and produced by Buddy Adler, starring Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Ernest Borgnine, Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed. The film won 8 Academy Awards out of 13 nominations.
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From Here To Eternity premiered at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End on 30 September 2013.