From Here to Eternity

Sep 30-Oct 23

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Time Out says

James Jones's semi-autobiographical novel about the lives and loves of a group of GIs posted to Hawaii pre-Second World War was famously made into an iconic 1953 film starring Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr (the latter two sharing one of the most memorable sex scenes in cinema history). Richly romantic, 'From Here to Eternity' certainly isn't a terrible choice for musical adaptation, and the presence of Tim Rice as lyricist - his first new stage musical in a decade - is cause to be optimistic. And it'll be interesting to see if the musical explores the book's gay subplot, censored in the '50s and absent from the film. Direction, intriguingly, comes from Bush Theatre associate Tamara Harvey, in her first big push into the commercial sector.

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