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Cast announced for From Here to Eternity
Casting has been announced for the new musical theatre version of James Jones’ 1951 novel From Here to Eternity , which opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre 23 Oct 2013, following previews from 30 Sep 2013, booking to 26 April 2014
The show, which has music by Stuart Brayson, lyrics by Tim Rice, book by Bill Oakes, will feature Darius Campbell (Warden), Siubhan Harrison (Lorene), Robert Lonsdale (Prewitt), Ryan Sampson (Maggio), Rebecca Thornhill (Karen), Keisha Amponsa Banson, Marc Antolin, Julie Armstrong, James Ballanger, John Brannoch, Abigail Climer, Brian Doherty, Jessica Ellen, Dale Evans, Shimi Goodman, Kirby Hughes, Lauren Ingram, Dean John-Wilson, Joshua Lacey, Carolyn Maitland, Nuno Queimado, Lucinda Shaw, Warren Sollars, David Stoller, Rebecca Sutherland, Laura Tyrer, Adam Vaughan, Lauren Varnham, Stephen Webb , Matthew Wesley.
It is directed by Tamara Harvey, designed by Soutra Gilmour, choreography Javier De Frutos, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Mick Potter. It is produced by Tim Rice and Lee Menzies for Eternity Productions Limited.
Tells a story of passion and honour, which takes place on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, in 1941, shortly before and during the Pearl Harbor attack of 7 December.
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.
Darius Campbell's London stage credits include Billy Flynn in Chicago, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls and Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind. He came to fame on popular TV shows Popstars and Pop Idol.
Siubhan Harrison's London stage credits include Grease, Marguerite, Les Misérables, Tommy and We Will Rock You.
Robert Lonsdale's London stage credits include Brilliant Adventures (Royal Court), A Life (Finborough Theatre), Anna Christie (Donmar Warehouse), La Bete (West End/Broadway).
Ryan Sampson is currently performing in Open Court at the Royal Court. His other London stage credits include The Kitchen Sink (Bush Theatre), Canary (Hampstead Theatre), Dido – Queen of Carthage, DNA and The Miracle (National Theatre), A Brief History of Helen of Troy (Soho Theatre), Floyd Collins and Over Gardens Out (both Southwark Playhouse). Ryan is widely known for his roles in the popular TV sitcoms Plebs, Fresh Meat and After You’ve Gone.
Rebecca Thornhill's many London stage credits includes leading roles in Singin’ in the Rain, Oklahoma!, Witches of Eastwick, Chicago, Mary Poppins, Show Boat, Les Misérables, Ragtime, The Full Monty, Beauty and the Beast, Cats and She Loves Me.