An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical to tour the UK

An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical is set to tour the UK in 2024.

This romantic musical comedy first appeared at the Curve in Leicester in 2018, and is now off on the road with a huge tour of the UK.

The tour starts at The Alexandra theatre in Birmingham on 23 February 2024, and will visit locations including Brighton, Manchester, Oxford and York.

The show is based on the much-loved 1982 movie starring Richard Gere and Debra Winger, and has a book by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen. Direction is by Artistic Director of Curve Nikolai Foster, with choreography by Joanna Goodwin.

Casting for the show is to be announced.

An Officer and a Gentleman is a timeless story of love, courage, and redemption, that promises to make your heart soar and leave you breathless, as Zack Mayo, a fearless young officer candidate, meets captivating Paula Pokrifki. Their encounter ignites a spark that transcends boundaries, awakening a passionate love that defies all odds.

The musical soundtrack features songs from the 80s and 90s with artists including Madonna, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Blondie and more, and includes the big power ballad from the movie – (Love Lift Us) Up Where We Belong.

Other members of the creative team will include musical supervision and orchestration by George Dyer, set and costume design by Michael Taylor, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall, wig, hair and make up design by Sam Cox and casting by Debbie O’Brien.

Director Nikolai Foster said in a press statement: “Filled with love and quiet profundity, An Officer and a Gentleman sensitively charts the lives of working class, military folk in America in the early 1980s. We are proud to be working alongside the film’s creator Douglas Day Stewart, producer Jamie Wilson, Sharleen Cooper Cohen and an incredible creative team to present this beautiful and inspiring story. We are excited to share some iconic 80s songs and this moving story with audiences across the UK.”

The show is produced by West End showman Jamie Wilson (Mrs Doubtfire The Musical, Sister Act The Musical, Ain’t Too Proud), plus Jack Maple, Gavin Kalin and Jason Haigh-Ellery in association with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros Theatre Ventures.

An Officer and a Gentleman – UK Tour 2024

23 February – 2 March
Birmingham Alexandra

5 – 9 March
Glasgow Kings Theatre

12 – 16 March
Belfast Grand Opera House

19 – 23 March
Llandudno Venue Cymru

25 – 30 March
Bradford, Alhambra Theatre

1 – 6 April
London New Wimbledon Theatre

15 – 20 April
Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre

23 – 27 April
Brighton Theatre Royal

30 April – 4 May
Manchester Opera House

6 – 11 May
Stoke Regent Theatre

13 – 18 May
Newcastle Theatre Royal

20 – 25 May
Dartford Orchard Theatre

27 May – 1 June
Oxford New Theatre

4 – 8 June
York Grand Opera House

17 – 22 June
Sheffield Lyceum

25 – 29 June
Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre

2 – 6 July
Torquay Princess Theatre

9 – 13 July
Canterbury Marlowe

16 – 20 July
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

22 – 27 July
Liverpool Empire Theatre

29 July – 3 August
Nottingham Theatre Royal

5 – 10 August
Woking New Victoria Theatre

12 – 17 August
Leicester Curve

20 – 24 August
Truro Hall for Cornwall

2 – 7 September
Bristol Hippodrome

10 – 14 September
Ipswich Regent Theatre

17 – 21 September
Eastbourne Congress

23 – 28 September
Wolverhampton Grand

30 September – 5 October
Blackpool Opera House

8 – 12 October
Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre

21 – 26 October
Milton Keynes Theatre

28 October – 2 November
London Bromley Churchill Theatre

4 – 9 November
Hull New Theatre

12 – 16 November
Carlisle Sands Centre

📷 Main photo: An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical - UK Tour 2023

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