The first London revival of Tim Rice and Stuart Brayson’s musical version of From Here to Eternity, based on the James Jones novel, begins previews October 29.
Directed by Brett Smock, performances are scheduled through December 17 at Charing Cross Theatre with an official opening November 8.
The cast features Jonny Amies, Jonathon Bentley, Desmonda Cathabel, Leonard Cook, Kyerron Dixon-Bassey, Sarah Drake, Dominic Adam Griffin, Cassius Hackforth, Robin Hayward, Callum Henderson, James Mateo-Salt, Rhys Nuttall, Jack Ofrecio, Jaden Oshenye, Eve Polycarpou, Adam Rhys-Charles, Carley Stenson, Alan Turkington, and Joseph Vella.
Set in the two weeks leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, From Here to Eternity features lyrics by Rice, music by Brayson, and a book by Donald Rice and Bill Oakes.
Director Smock said in an earlier statement, “After extensive development work on From Here to Eternity in the U.S. at The REV Theatre Company in New York and The Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, we are thrilled to join forces with U.K. producer Katy Lipson/Aria Entertainment to present a powerful new production designed specifically for the intimacy of Charing Cross Theatre. Framed by a world on the brink of war, at a time when we are losing the last of the ‘Greatest Generation,’ and with the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor just last year, it feels timely to revisit this fascinating series of events.”
The production also has set and costume design by Stewart Charlesworth, musical direction and orchestrations by Nick Barstow, choreography by Cressida Carré, lighting design by Adam King, projection design by Louise Rhodes-Brown, costume supervision by Lucy Lawless, casting by Jane Deitch, and production stage management by James Anderton.
From Here to Eternity is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Bill Kenwright, and Heartaches Limited. General management is by Chris Matanlé.