Tim Rice's new musical, based on James Jones' classic novel about soldiers stationed at Pearl Harbour in 1941, premieres at the West End's Shaftesbury Theatre
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Published in 1951, From Here To Eternity was James Jones' debut novel which won him the National Book Award for fiction in 1952. Loosely based on Jones's experiences in the pre-World War II Hawaiian Division's 27th Infantry and the unit in which he served, The 1953 film and subsequent TV mini-series were adapted from the novel. In 1953 the novel was adapted into a film directed by Fred Zinnemann and produced by Buddy Adler, starring Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Ernest Borgnine, Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed. The film won 8 Academy Awards out of 13 nominations. It has recently been announced that the novel will be re-released with previously unpublished material included.
Now adapted by Tim Rice, the World Premiere Musical starring Darius Campbell and Robert Lonsdale is an epic love story not to be missed!
Reviewed by 7oakslady on 9 Nov 2013
Reviewed by Thea on 20 Oct 2013