Leicester Curve are developing a musical adaptation of An Officer and a Gentleman.
The new musical will, like the 1982 film, feature an 80s sound track and is directed by Curve artistic director Nikolai Foster with choreography by Kate Prince, artistic director of Zoo Nation.
The book is co-written by Douglas Day Stewart – who wrote the film’s screenplay – and Sharleen Cooper Cohen.
Further creatives include design by Michael Taylor, lighting by Ben Cracknell, sound by Tom Marshall with musical supervision by Sarah Travis.
An Officer and a Gentleman is being produced in partnership with Jamie Wilson
Foster said: “We are proud to be working alongside the film’s creator Douglas Day Stewart, producer Jamie Wilson and an incredible creative team to present this beautiful and inspiring story.
“This brand new adaptation includes iconic 80s songs which create an entertaining, uplifting and original piece of musical theatre, we are excited to share this world premiere with our audiences here in Leicester and across the UK.”
Based on the 1982 Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere, An Officer and A Gentleman tells the romantic story of a young navy officer in training to become a pilot.
The musical includes the hit song from the movie Up Where We Belong along, with 80’s classics such as ‘Alone’, ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud’, ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’, ‘Toy Soldiers’ and ‘Material Girl’ and features one of the most iconic romantic scenes ever portrayed on screen.
An Officer and a Gentleman runs at Curve until 6 April 2018 until 21 April 2018 before embarking on a UK tour. It will visit locations including the Liverpool Empire, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin, Wales Millennium Centre, Theatre Royal Newcastle, Bristol Hippodrome and Glasgow King’s Theatre, where it concludes its run.