From Here to Eternity confirms closure 29 March 2014

The new musical theatre version of James Jones’ 1951 novel From Here to Eternity , has confirmed it will close at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 29 March 2014.

The show opened to average notices from the popular press on 23 Oct 2013, following previews from 30 Sep 2013, and was originally booking to 26 April 2014.

From Here to Eternity has music by Stuart Brayson, lyrics by Tim Rice, book by Bill Oakes, and features Darius Campbell (Warden), Siubhan Harrison (Lorene), Robert Lonsdale (Prewitt), Ryan Sampson (Maggio), Rebecca Thornhill (Karen),

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.

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