An Officer and a Gentleman UK Tour Tickets On Sale

An Officer And A GentlemanJamie Wilson and Curve are delighted to announce the World Premiere of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN – THE MUSICAL which will open at Curve on 6th April 2018 before playing at theatres across the UK and in Ireland until 15th September 2018.

This brand-new musical is based on the 1982 Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere which tells the story of Zack Mayo who is in training to become a US Navy Pilot. When Zack rolls into boot camp with a bit too much of a swagger, drill Sergeant Foley doesn’t make life easy for him. When he falls for local girl Paula Pokrifki and tragedy befalls his friend and fellow candidate, Zack realises the importance of love and friendship and finds the courage to be himself and win the heart of the woman he loves. It’s only then he can truly become both an Officer and a Gentleman.

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 is one of the highest grossing films of all time. The screenplay is by writer and director Douglas Day Stewart which was based on his personal experience as a Naval Officer Candidate. The book was co-written by Douglas and Sharleen Cooper Cohen.

Nikolai Foster
Nikolai Foster

Producer Jamie Wilson said, “I am thrilled to be presenting AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN – THE MUSICAL and working once again with Chris Stafford, Nikolai Foster and the team at curve.
For the last three years we have been working on bringing this memorable and iconic story to the stage, and hope that this new adaptation becomes as loved as the film.

Jamie Wilson is the lead producer on the current productions of “Crazy For You”, the forthcoming world premiere of “Nativity! The Musical” and Curve’s production of “Sister Act”.

Director Nikolai Foster said, “An Officer and a Gentleman delicately charts the lives of working class, military folk in America in the early 1980s; important lives, often pushed to the margins of society. 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 U.K”.

Nikolai Foster is Artistic Director at Curve, one of the UK’s leading regional theatres. His work at Curve includes Joe Orton’s “What the Butler Saw”, Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s “Grease”, Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “Legally Blonde” Truman Capote’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. He directed the hugely successful recent productions of “Annie” starring Miranda Hart which is now showing in the West End, and “Calamity Jane” which starred Jodie Prenger.

Joining director Nikolai Foster on the creative team are Choreographer Kate Prince, Musical Supervisor Sarah Travis and Designer Michael Taylor.

Kate Prince
Kate Prince

Kate Prince is the founder and director of ZooNation. She was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2009 for “Into the Hoods” and most recently choreographed the hotly anticipated West End transfer of “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie”.

Sarah Travis’ previous credits include “Sweeney Todd” for which she won a Tony Award, “Sister Act”, and currently “A Little Night Music” playing at The Watermill Theatre.

Michael Taylor is an Olivier Award nominated designer with his most recent work including “What the Butler Saw”, “Silver Lining”, “A Christmas Carol” and “The Dresser” in the West End.

Lighting Design will be by Ben Cracknell and Sound Design by Tom Marshall.


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 01492 872000

25 – 30 March Bradford, Alhambra Theatre 01274 432000

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 0191 232 7010

20 – 25 May Dartford Orchard Theatre 01322 220000

27 May – 1 June Oxford New Theatre

4 – 8 June York Grand Opera House

17 – 22 June Sheffield Lyceum 0114 249 6000

25 – 29 June Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre 02380 711811

2 – 6 July Torquay Princess Theatre

9 – 13 July Canterbury Marlowe 01227 787787

16 – 20 July Southend Cliffs Pavilion

22 – 27 July Liverpool Empire Theatre

29 July – 3 August Nottingham Theatre Royal 0115 989 5555

5 – 10 August Woking New Victoria Theatre

12 – 17 August Leicester Curve 0116 242 3595

20 – 24 August Truro Hall for Cornwall 01872 262466

2 – 7 September Bristol Hippodrome

10 – 14 September Ipswich Regent Theatre

17 – 21 September Eastbourne Congress 01323 412 000

23 – 28 September Wolverhampton Grand 01902 429212

30 September – 5 October Blackpool Opera House

8 – 12 October Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre 01224 641122

21 – 26 October Milton Keynes Theatre

28 October – 2 November Bromley Churchill Theatre 0343 310 0020

4 – 9 November Hull New Theatre 01482 300 306

12 – 16 November Carlisle Sands Centre 0333 33 55055

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