A new production of From Here to Eternity the Musical is to open at the Charing Cross Theatre later this year.
Based on the 1951 novel of the same name, From Here to Eternity features a book by Donald Rice and Bill Oakes with music by Stuart Brayson and lyrics from Sir Tim Rice.
The production held its world premiere in 2013 at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End.
The show is now set to return to London for a run at the Charity Cross Theatre from 29 October – 17 December.
Set in 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.
As war approaches, the worlds of the four lovers and the soldiers of G Company are dramatically ripped apart.
The new production is directed by Brett Smock with musical director and orchestrator Nick Barstow, set and costume designer Stewart Charlesworth, sound designer Andrew Johnson, choreographer Cressida Carré, production coordinator Ollie Hancock and casting director Jane Deitch. Aria Entertainment, Bill Kenwright and Heartaches Limited are producers.
Casting is to be announced.
For more information and tickets, visit charingcrosstheatre.co.uk/theatre/from-here-to-eternity
Director Brett Smock said: “After extensive development work on From Here To Eternity in the US at The REV Theatre Company in New York and The Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, we are thrilled to join forces with UK 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.”