The West End stage adaptation of From Here to Eternity, starring Robert Lonsdale and Siubhan Harrison, will close on April 26, 2014. The musical, featuring a book by Bill Oakes, music by Stuart Brayson and lyrics by Tony and Oscar winner Tim Rice, began previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre on September 30 and opened on October 23, directed by Tamara Harvey.
Based on James Jones' 1951 novel and the 1953 Oscar-winning film, From Here to Eternity chronicles the lives of a group of privates on an army base in 1941 Hawaii. In addition to Lonsdale as Private Prewitt and Harrison as club girl Lorene, the cast of the show includes Darius Campbell as Warden, Rebecca Thornhill as Karen and Ryan Sampson as Maggio.
The musical's ensemble features 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 and Matthew Wesley.
The creative team for From Here to Eternity includes design by Soutra Gilmour, choreography by Javier De Frutos, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Mick Potter and orchestrations/musical supervision by David White.