Tim Rice’s Hawaii-set musical From Here To Eternity will now end its run at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 29 March, almost a month earlier than previously announced.
The musical adaptation of James Jones’ classic Second World War novel had planned to close on 26 April when it posted closing notices last November following mixed reviews from the press.
Telling the emotive story of a group of soldiers posted to a base at Pearl Harbor, the romantic production features lyrics by the legendary Rice, a book by Bill Oakes and music by newcomer Stuart Brayson.
Directed by Tamara Harvey, the show boasts a stellar cast including London stage regulars Darius Campbell and Rebecca Thornhill, who recreate the iconic moment made famous by Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in the 1953 film adaptation, Siubhan Harrison, Robert Lonsdale, Ryan Sampson and Marc Antolin, as well as acclaimed choreography by Olivier Award winner Javier de Frutos.
The musical will be followed by another lyrical production, this time the already-established 1954 Broadway hit The Pajama Game. The story of love found in the unlikely surroundings of the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory in 1950s America will star Olivier Award-winning actress Joanna Riding and double Olivier Award nominee Michael Xavier.