From Here to Eternity proves shorter than infinity as Pajama Games move in.
Far from being timeless the new Tim Rice musical From Here to Eternity has issued closing notices for April at the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre. So it’s you last chance to book tickets for From Here to Eternity.
From Here to Eternity musical at the Shaftesbury theatre in London
The show in London opened on the 23rd October 2013 and is currently booking until the 26th April 2014. Book tickets for From Here to Eternity the musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
From Here to Eternity the musical is adapted from James Jones’ 1951 novel and features lyrics by Tim Rice. The story follows the lives and loves of a group of soldiers stationed on the Hawaiian island of Oahu in 1941, before and during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour which led to the US engagement in the Second World War.
The show stars former Pop Idol Darius Campbell as Warden a part made famous by Burt Lancaster in the 1953 Oscar-winning film and featured the iconic beach scene with Deborah Kerr. The musical also stars Robert Lonsdale as Prewitt, Rebecca Thornhill as Karen, Siubhan Harrison as Lorene and Ryan Sampson as Maggio.
The 2013 Chichester Festival Theatre revival of The Pajama Game has been tipped to follow From Here to Eternity at the Shaftesbury Theatre, opening in May 2014.
The Pajama Game musical tipped to be heading for the Shaftesbury theatre in London
The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7½ Cents by Richard Bissell. It features music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.
The original 1954 Broadway production ran for three years. It was revived in 1973, and again in 2006. The original production won a Tony for Best Musical, and the 2006 Broadway revival won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.
The original London West End show opened at the London Coliseum in 1955 where it ran for nearly two years.
The show has elements of other successful musicals Kinky Boots and the forthcoming Made in Dagenham, as the story revolves around an industrial dispute in a pajama factory, where the workers are demanding a pay rise. In the midst of the turmoil, love blossoms between Babe, the worker’s leader and Sid, the new factory superintendent.
The Pajama Game enjoyed a sell-out season last summer at the renowned Chichester Festival.