Lead Cast Announced for An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical

The producers of the Curve production of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN THE MUSICAL are delighted to announce Luke Baker, Georgia Lennon, Jamal Crawford, Paul French and Sinead Long will star as Zack Mayo, Paula Pokrifki, Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley, Sid Worley and Lynette Pomeroy respectively. The musical will open at The Alexandra, Birmingham, on 23 February 2024 booking through to 16 November 2024.

An Officer and a GentlemanBased on the 1982 film starring Richard Gere, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN THE MUSICAL has a book by Douglas Day Stewart & Sharleen Cooper Cohen and will be directed by Artistic Director of Curve, Nikolai Foster, with choreography by Joanna Goodwin.

Further casting to be announced.

Luke Baker most recently starred as Tony in Billy Elliot (Curve, Leicester). His other credits include Dean in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre/Sheffield Crucible), Ren in Footloose (UK Tour), American Idiot (Arts Theatre, West End), Standby Ray Davies in Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter Theatre, West End) and Link Larkin in Hairspray (Cork Opera House). His television credits include Andor (Star Wars/Disney Plus) and Masters of the Air (Apple TV).

Georgia Lennon originated the role of Marie Osmond in the world premiere of The Osmonds: A New Musical (UK Tour). Her other theatre credits include Lady Chatterley in Lady Chatterley’s Lover (Shaftesbury Theatre), One Enchanted Evening (Glastonbury Abbey), Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Grand Opera House, Belfast) and Princess Apricot in Jack and the Beanstalk (Grand Opera House, Belfast).

Jamal Crawford’s theatre credits include: Tyrone Jackson in Fame The Musical (UK Tour, Troubadour Theatre), Big Jule Cover/Ensemble in Guys and Dolls (UK Tour, Chichester Theatre Revival); Ensemble in The Bodyguard (UK Tour); Ensemble in Thriller Live (Lyric Theatre); Ensemble in Back To The Future The Musical (Adelphi Theatre) and Prince Charming in Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Theatre Royal, Nottingham).

Paul French was nominated for Best Performer in a Musical at the WhatsOnStage Awards in 2023 for the role of Kenickie in Grease (Dominion Theatre, West End). He has also starred as Rooster in Annie (UK Tour) and TinMan/Hickory in Wizard of Oz (Curve Theatre).

Sinead Long has appeared in 9 To 5 (Daegu Opera House), Sylvia (The Old Vic), Hamilton (Victoria Palace), Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse), King In Concert (Hackney Empire), Chess (London Coliseum), Cinderella (Hackney Empire) and Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Jersey Boys (UK and Ireland tour). Her television credits include: Prince Andrew The Musical (Hat Trick Productions, Channel 4) and Doctors (BBC).

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN THE MUSICAL is based on the award-winning 80s movie which starred Richard Gere. This timeless story of love, courage, and redemption will make your heart soar and leave you breathless, longing for more. Be part of the emotional journey of Zack Mayo, a fearless young officer candidate, and the captivating Paula Pokrifki, whose fiery spirit matches his own. Their encounters ignite a spark that transcends boundaries, awakening a passionate love that defies all odds.

With every note, every step, and every heartfelt ballad, immerse yourself in this romantic masterpiece. Set to a smash-hit soundtrack featuring the songs of Madonna, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Blondie, and many more, the power of music will carry you through the highs and lows of their extraordinary love story, including the award-winning (Love Lift Us) Up Where We Belong.

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN THE MUSICAL invites you into a world where dreams and destinies intertwine. Don’t miss your chance to experience this captivating romance brought to life on stage.

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN THE MUSICAL UK Tour will have set & costume design by Michael Taylor, musical supervision and orchestration by George Dyer, 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. This Made at Curve production is produced by Jamie Wilson, Jack Maple, Gavin Kalin and Jason Haigh-Ellery in association with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros Theatre Ventures.

2024 TOUR SCHEDULE
23 February – 2 March Birmingham Alexandra

5 – 9 March Glasgow King’s Theatre

12 – 16 March Belfast Grand Opera House
www.goh.co.uk

19 – 23 March Llandudno Venue Cymru 01492 872000
www.venuecymru.co.uk

25 – 30 March Bradford, Alhambra Theatre 01274 432000
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

1 – 6 April London New Wimbledon Theatre

15 – 20 April Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
www.wmc.org.uk

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
www.theatreroyal.co.uk

20 – 25 May Dartford Orchard Theatre 01322 220000
www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

27 May – 1 June Oxford New Theatre

4 – 8 June York Grand Opera House

17 – 22 June Sheffield Lyceum 0114 249 6000
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

25 – 29 June Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre 02380 711811
www.mayflower.org.uk

2 – 6 July Torquay Princess Theatre

9 – 13 July Canterbury Marlowe 01227 787787
www.marlowetheatre.com

16 – 20 July Southend Cliffs Pavilion
www.thecliffspavilion.co.uk

22 – 27 July Liverpool Empire Theatre

29 July – 3 August Nottingham Theatre Royal 0115 989 5555
trch.co.uk

5 – 10 August Woking New Victoria Theatre

12 – 17 August Leicester Curve 0116 242 3595
www.curveonline.co.uk

20 – 24 August Truro Hall for Cornwall 01872 262466
www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

2 – 7 September Bristol Hippodrome

10 – 14 September Ipswich Regent Theatre
www.ipswichtheatres.co.uk

17 – 21 September Eastbourne Congress 01323 412 000
www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk

23 – 28 September Wolverhampton Grand 01902 429212
www.grandtheatre.co.uk

1 – 5 October Blackpool Opera House
www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk

8 – 12 October Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre 01224 641122
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

21 – 26 October Milton Keynes Theatre

28 October – 2 November Bromley Churchill Theatre 0343 310 0020
www.churchilltheatre.co.uk

4 – 9 November Hull New Theatre 01482 300 306
www.hulltheatres.co.uk

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