Be prepared to be swept off your feet as An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical heads to Oxford next year.
The musical makes a return to the UK stage with a tour starting in February in Birmingham, and heading to Oxford’s New Theatre from May 27 to June 1, 2024.
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. 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.
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.
Director Nikolai Foster said: “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.”
For more information about the show view officerandagentlemanthemusical.com
For tickets for the New Theatre Oxford performances view www.atgtickets.com/oxford
An officer and a Gentleman Musical 2024 UK Tour dates
|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||Bromley Churchill Theatre|
|4 – 9 November||Hull New Theatre|
|12 – 16 November||Carlisle Sands Centre|
What is the plot of officer and a gentleman?
“An Officer and a Gentleman” is a 1982 romantic drama film directed by Taylor Hackford. The movie follows the story of Zack Mayo, a troubled young man who aspires to become a U.S. Navy aviator.
Zack enlists in the Navy’s Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) to fulfill his dream of becoming a Navy pilot. Throughout the rigorous and demanding training, Zack faces numerous challenges, both physical and emotional. He struggles with the strict discipline and intense pressure, often clashing with the tough and unyielding drill instructor, Sgt. Emil Foley.
During his training, Zack forms relationships with fellow candidates, including Sid Worley, a fun-loving and laid-back individual, and Paula Pokrifki, a local factory worker. Paula and Zack develop a romantic connection, and their relationship becomes a significant part of the film’s plot.
As Zack continues his training, he begins to confront his troubled past and his strained relationship with his alcoholic and neglectful father. With the guidance and mentorship of Sgt. Foley, Zack learns the importance of discipline, accountability, and perseverance.
Ultimately, the movie culminates in an emotional and inspiring graduation ceremony, where the candidates become commissioned officers. Zack overcomes his personal demons and proves himself worthy of the honour. The film ends with Zack sweeping Paula off her feet and carrying her away, symbolizing their future together as he sets off to fulfil his dreams as an officer and a gentleman.
Who starred in the film version of Officer and a Gentleman?
The film version of “Officer and a Gentleman” starred Richard Gere, Debra Winger, and Louis Gossett Jr.