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#298725 From Here To Eternity, Shaftesbury Theatre

Posted Wallacio1987 on 30 March 2014 - 08:56 AM

I was there last night and it was sad to see what I think is actually a good show leave the West End. There was obviously a loud ovation at the end of each song. This was my second viewing of Eternity (having seen it on the opening week, not one of the preview performances), and there were some noticable changes for me between the two.

Firstly, the overture, when was that added? It worked well, I was just a bit surprised when it kicked in at the start. Was that added for the filming?
The Warden's song 'Sure' had disappeared (unless I zoned out at that point). Was that also done for the recording, or was it removed a while back?
The opening scene between Lorene and Karen omitted the line where Lorene told Karen her fiancee was dead.

There were probably other little changes that I missed.

At the stage door after the show Darius told people that Tim is trying to get the show on Broadway (where I think it would work better as it is an American themed show), and that he had been asked about going over with it if it gets there.

Robert Lonsdale also told us that the cast recording would be released in a couple of months along with the filmed performance they did last week, so they are obviously just ripping the tracks from that, which is fine for me as I feel live recordings give more emotion.

Another Robert note, look out for him in The Interceptor on BBC at some point soon. He said he has no plans at the moment to record an album or anything, but if he does it will be at least 12 months away while he focuses on his acting.

On a small note, Ryan Sampson is probably the nicest person I've ever met. I hope this is not the last we see of him on a West End stage, because his portrayal of Maggio was flawless both times I saw the show.

A Hui Hou Eternity

#283702 From Here To Eternity, Shaftesbury Theatre

Posted Southern Man on 13 November 2013 - 01:33 PM

Lotsa changes. Shorter. 1:09 each half. Better.