Cast announced for Tim Rice's From Here To Eternity

Cast announced for Tim Rice's From Here To Eternity

Updated On: May 1, 2018
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    Casting has been announced for Sir Tim Rice's brand new musical, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, which begins previews 30 September at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

    Darius Campbell will play ‘Warden’ (played by Burt Lancaster in the Hollywood movie). Having first found fame on the TV talent shows Popstars and Pop Idol, Campbell's debut single reached number 1 on the UK singles charts, accompanied by a platinum album. He's subsequently enjoyed five UK Top 10 singles, a second gold album and toured with Shakira and Alanis Morisette. Campbell's West End theatre credits include Chicago, Michael Grandage's Olivier award-winning Guys and Dolls, and originating the role of Rhett Butler in Trevor Nunn's Gone With The Wind.

    Robert Lonsdale will play ‘Prewitt’ (Montgomery Clift's role in the film). Lonsdale, who first gave theatre lovers a taste of the new musical at June's West End Live by performing "Fight The Fight", was last seen in Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse. His other London stage credits include La Bête and The Indian Wants The Bronx.

    Rebecca Thornhill will play Karen, Deborah Kerr's character in the 1953 film. Thornhill's extensive West End theatre credits include the Trevor Nunn-directed productions of Cats, Oklahoma! at the National Theatre opposite Hugh Jackman, and ‘Fantine’ in Les Misérables; Witches of Eastwick; The Full Monty; Ragtime; ‘Roxie Hart’ in Chicago opposite David Hasselhoff; Show Boat; Mary Poppins; and the recent UK tour of South Pacific. She was nominated for a 2001 Olivier Award for her role in the National's Singin' In The Rain.

    Siubhan Harrison (Grease, Tommy, We Will Rock You, Les Misérables) will play Lorene – Donna Reed's role in the movie.

    Ryan Sampson will play ‘Maggio’; the role played by Frank Sinatra in the original film. Sampson is best known for his work in the BBC's After You've Gone and most recently ITV2's Plebs. His theatre credits include the Michael Grandage-directed Edward II and Richard III (Sheffield Crucible), Open Court (Royal Court), the Tamara Harvey-directed The Kitchen Sink (Bush Theatre), and DNA, The Miracle and Dido, Queen of Carthage (National Theatre).

    The remaining cast includes Marc Antolin (Clark), Brian Doherty (Judson), Shimi Goodman (Drag Queen), Joshua Lacey (Bloom), Warren Sollars (Anderson) and David Stoller (Galovitch). The Ensemble is made up of Keisha Amponsa Banson (Ensemble/ Trio), Julie Armstrong (Ensemble/ Mrs. Kipfer), John Brannoch (Ensemble/ Tommy), Dean John-Wilson (Ensemble/ Cadet), Lucinda Shaw (Ensemble/ Sandra/ Trio), Laura Tyrer (Ensemble/ Billie) and Stephen Webb (Ensemble/ Hal).

    Completing the Ensemble are James Ballanger, Abigail Climer, Kirby Hughes, Carolyn Maitland, Nuno Queimado, Rebecca Sutherland, Adam Vaughan and Laura Varnham. Dance captain Matthew Wesley leads Jessica Ellen, Dale Evans and Lauren Ingram in Swing.

    FROM HERE TO ETERNITY is based on the book of the same name by James Jones and marks Rice's first musical in more than 10 years. It features music by Stuart Brayson, making his West End debut. Tamara Harvey is directing, with choreography by Javier De Frutos, design by Soutra Gilmour and orchestrations by David White. Produced by Rice and Lee Menzies for Eternity Productions, lighting design is by Bruno Poet and sound design is by Mick Potter.

    Don't miss the world premiere of this brand new musical - book your FROM HERE TO ETERNITY tickets today!