Charing Cross Theatre, London
29th October – 17th December 2022
Aria Entertainment, Bill Kenwright and Heartaches Limited
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
Tim Rice and Stuart Brayson’s epic musical From Here To Eternity is set to play its first London revival since 2013 at Charing Cross Theatre from October in a new revised version of the show. 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 marked 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 Brett Smock, Artistic Director of The Rev Theatre in New York.
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.