Tim Rice’s epic musical From Here to Eternity is now released on DVD and digital platforms. The production was filmed at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London and directed by Nick Morris (Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert and Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Concert).
Adapted from James Jones’ classic 1951 novel, it is a gripping tale of illicit love and army life set in 1941 Hawaii, immediately prior to the attacks on Pearl Harbour. Having recently transferred to the base, troubled Private Prewitt (Robert Lonsdale) falls for Lorene (Siubhan Harrison), the kind hearted escort club girl, while simultaneously his platoon sergeant, Warden (Darius Campbell), embarks on a dangerous affair with his commanding officer’s wife, Karen (Rebecca Thornhill), setting the lives of both men on a course they cannot control. As war approaches, the worlds’ of the four lovers and the soldiers of G Company are dramatically ripped apart.
The title is best known as the iconic major motion picture that won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, at the 1954 Academy Awards® ceremony. It has been interpreted by Tim Rice, Stuart Brayson and Bill Oakes into a breath-taking, romantic and excitingly original show. Tim Rice is one of the world’s leading lyricists having partnered with Andrew Lloyd Webber on productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita before going on to work on the international smash of the screen and stage The Lion King.