From Here To Eternity set for West End

Date Posted: 30/10/2012

A brand new musical theatre version of James Jones’ classic 1951 novel, From Here To Eternity, is set to open at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 30th September.

The production brings together the writing talents of Stuart Brayson, Tim Rice and Bill Oakes, and is Tim Rice’s first new stage musical for ten years.

The story is one of passion and honour, set on on the Hawaiian island of Oahu in 1941, shortly before and during the Pearl Harbour attack of 7th December.

From Here To Eternity – a brief history

From Here To Eternity was James Jones’ début novel. It won him the National Book Award for fiction in 1952.

It is loosely based on Jones’s experiences in the pre-World War Two 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. It has recently been announced that the novel will be re-released with previously unpublished material included.

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