An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical heads to Oxford in 2024

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.”

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An officer and a Gentleman Musical 2024 UK Tour dates

23 February – 2 MarchBirmingham Alexandra
5 – 9 MarchGlasgow Kings Theatre
12 – 16 MarchBelfast Grand Opera House
19 – 23 MarchLlandudno Venue Cymru
25 – 30 MarchBradford, Alhambra Theatre
1 – 6 AprilLondon New Wimbledon Theatre
15 – 20 AprilCardiff Wales Millennium Centre
23 – 27 AprilBrighton Theatre Royal
30 April – 4 MayManchester Opera House
6 – 11 MayStoke Regent Theatre
13 – 18 MayNewcastle Theatre Royal
20 – 25 MayDartford Orchard Theatre
27 May – 1 JuneOxford New Theatre
4 – 8 JuneYork Grand Opera House
17 – 22 JuneSheffield Lyceum
25 – 29 JuneSouthampton’s Mayflower Theatre
2 – 6 JulyTorquay Princess Theatre
9 – 13 JulyCanterbury Marlowe
16 – 20 JulySouthend Cliffs Pavilion
22 – 27 JulyLiverpool Empire Theatre
29 July – 3 AugustNottingham Theatre Royal
5 – 10 AugustWoking New Victoria Theatre
12 – 17 AugustLeicester Curve
20 – 24 AugustTruro Hall for Cornwall
2 – 7 SeptemberBristol Hippodrome
10 – 14 SeptemberIpswich Regent Theatre
17 – 21 SeptemberEastbourne Congress
23 – 28 SeptemberWolverhampton Grand
30 September – 5 OctoberBlackpool Opera House
8 – 12 OctoberAberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre
21 – 26 OctoberMilton Keynes Theatre
28 October – 2 NovemberBromley Churchill Theatre
4 – 9 NovemberHull New Theatre
12 – 16 NovemberCarlisle 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.