"From Here to Eternity: The Musical" flopped when it opened in London last year and it's easy to see why; this is a very 'American' show to get its world premiere in the West End. It's also something of a downer. (did British audiences really want to see a show that ends with the bombing of Pearl Harbour?), and frankly it's British cast were never really up to the task, (British actors doing American accents always seem to be below par). It also didn't boast any real stars, though both former pop idol Darius Campbell and Robert Lonsdale are more than adequate, and it's impossible to get the movie out of your mind. On the plus side, it's very well staged by Tamara Harvey and boasts an outstanding musical score by newcomer Stuart Brayson. With a better American cast it's the kind of show I can see doing very nicely on Broadway.
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