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Mojo Extends as From Here To Eternity Ends

Wednesday, 4th Dec 2013

Two west end shows Provide Updates on their Future in the Capital

One show announces an extension whilst another reveals its closing date in the capital today. Jez Butterworth’s Mojo, which features Rupert Grint and Ben Whishaw amongst its cast members, will extend by two weeks as Tim Rice’s From Here To Eternity has revealed it will close after seven months. Both shows opened in the capital earlier this year.

Mojo is the 1995 play from Jez Butterworth, who is better known to modern audiences for his more recent play Jerusalem at the Royal Court and Apollo Theatres, and is directed by Ian Rickson. However the major selling point for the current show has undoubtedly been its star cast, which has not only included the mentioned Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies) and Ben Whishaw (Q in Skyfall and Peter in Peter and Alice at the Noël Coward Theatre) but also Brendan Coyle, Daniel Mays, Colin Morgan and Tom Rhys Harries.

The current production has proven popular ever since it opened at the Harold Pinter Theatre in November 2013 and was originally due to run to Saturday 25th January 2014. However, it has now been announced that an extra two weeks have been added to its run so that it will now bow out at the West End location on Saturday 8th February 2014.

Meanwhile, From Here To Eternity is the latest musical from Tim Rice and with that in mind it was assumed that the production would extend past its April end-date like other high profile West End musicals. However, that is not to be the cast as it has been announced that the production will instead end on Saturday 26th April 2014.

From Here To Eternity is based on the novel by James Jones and follows a group of soldiers posted in Hawaii during the Second World War. Stuart Brayson provides the music and Bill Oakes the book, whilst the cast includes former Pop Idol performer Darius Campbell in a lead role. It opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre at the end of November, making it one of the West End’s newest shows, and it will bow out at the end of April 2014.

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