About the showFrom Here to Eternity will follow Dance sensation Burn the Floor at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End. This brand new musical is adapted from the 1951 novel by James Jones and features music by newcomer Stuart Brayson, and lyrics by multi-award winner Tim Rice, who provided the lyrics to West End hits such as The Lion King and Chess.
The show features a book by Bill Oates and will be directed by Tamara Harvey.
Set on the Hawaiian island of Oahu in 1941 during the attack on Pearl Harbor, From Here to Eternity is loosely based on Jones' own wartime experiences. The plot follows a selection of military officers who are engaged in a number of different romantic involvements. The book was heavily censored at the time due to the homosexual passages. The film of the same name, released in 1953 become iconic thanks to the cast which included Burt Lancaster, Mongomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed and Frank Sinatra. The novel was Jones' first publication and won him a National Book Award for fiction.
Who Should See It?Fans of new musicals will enjoy supporting a brand new show in London's West End. No theatre-goer can resist Tim Rice's intricate and memorable lyrics, and his involvement with the production is sure to be a huge draw for fans of 'Chess', 'Joseph', 'Evita' and 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. Those who enjoyed the 1953 film will enjoy seeing the transition from screen to stage, as well as those familiar with the original 1951 novel.
210 Shaftesbury Avenue
30th Sep 2013
23rd Sep 2020
29th Mar 2014
2 hours 45mins