From Here To Eternity (London)
From Here To Eternity (London)

From Here To Eternity (London) London Reviews and Tickets

(14 Ratings)
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Great singing, Disappointing, Confusing, Slow, Entertaining

About the Show

Tim Rice's musical based on James Jones' novel returns to London.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (14)

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59 Reviews | 1 Follower
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like the movie

Don't see it if you don't like the movie

74 Reviews | 10 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like men in uniform and a small intimate theatre

Don't see it if Are expecting a big production

241 Reviews | 13 Followers
Epic, Great staging

See it if A well written musical in a good staging.

Don't see it if Not as good as the original West End production.

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
Confusing, Great singing, Cliched

See it if you want to see a heavily revised version of a musical with some jaunty tunes and great lyrics, if an incredibly derivative and cliche story

Don't see it if you want a consistent musical- the songs were sonically all over the place which can be quite jarring. Read more

85 Reviews | 5 Followers
Slow, Disappointing

See it if you like bombastic music

Don't see it if you aren't interested in the lives of unsympathetic people or bothered by poor acting (by some of the cast)

27 Reviews | 1 Follower
Thought provoking, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You enjoyed the original production

Don't see it if You want an evening of light entertainment Read more

42 Reviews | 11 Followers
Great singing, Confusing

See it if you enjoy half naked men singing while doing press ups, you like war stories, you want to listen to Fighting the Fight live again.

Don't see it if you were a super fan of the original. This rewrite makes the show worse and cuts some amazing songs while restructuring where other songs go

41 Reviews | 4 Followers
Slow, Insipid, Fluffy, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want something different but it’s not as good as the original and it has a very boring slow book

Don't see it if You saw the original

Critic Reviews (8)

November 9th, 2022

"While the romantic aspect is so upfront, it's negligible and inconsequential in meaning. 'From Here to Eternity\ offers a clear, uncompromising stance on the army. "
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The Times (UK)
November 9th, 2022

"Rice’s inventive but mature work helps make a show that is always diverting but never quite snowballs into more than the sum of its parts and never quite convinces you this story makes best sense as musical."
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
November 9th, 2022

“the butchering of the book aside, From Here to Eternity remains a superb musical with an outstanding score. It is the music and the cast, in particular Jonathon Bentley and Jonny Amies, that make this revival a roaring success.”
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November 10th, 2022

"I'm not convinced 'From Here To Eternity' really needed reviving, but audiences who miss Saigon and fancy a break from Les Mis but still want to be bombastically belted at, may well have a wonderful time."
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The Arts Desk
November 9th, 2022

" 'From Here to Eternity' never makes up its mind – it’s not an anti-war statement, not a tale of forbidden romances and not an operatic tragedy of epic proportions. It really only finds its feet in a sensational evocation of the tumultuous attack itself – but, by then, it’s all over bar the dying. "
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The Telegraph (UK)
November 10th, 2022

"Smock’s production itself, with its sinewy choreography and strong sense of soldiers as both brothers and perennial outsiders, does bring out the best in Stuart Brayson’s muscular, if slightly too jolly mash-up of swampy blues, swing and jazz."
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The Guardian (UK)
November 9th, 2022

"Tim Rice’s lyrics are the most striking aspect of a crisp production which can also feel heavy-handed"
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The Stage (UK)
November 10th, 2022

"There’s barely a misstep in Smock’s formidable production: it has the energy of a prizefight, the pathos of doomed romance and the tension of a ticking bomb."
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