NEWS: An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical comes to Glasgow next year
Jamie Wilson and Curve have announced that the world premiere of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN – THE MUSICAL will play at the King’s next year as part of an extensive UK tour
The production will arrive on Monday 10 September and run until Saturday 16 September 2018. Tickets are on sale now
This brand new musical is based on the 1982 Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. It follows the story of Zack Mayo who is in training to become a US Navy Pilot but rolls into boot camp with a bit too much swagger, so drill Sergeant Foley doesn’t make life easy for him. Zack soon falls for local girl Paula Pokrifki but when tragedy befalls his friend and fellow candidate, Zack realises the importance of love and friendship and finds the courage to be himself while winning 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 80s 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.
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.”
An Officer and a Gentleman
King’s Theatre, Glasgow
Mon 10 – Sat 16 Sep 2018
Mon – Sat eves, 7.30pm
Mon & Wed matinees, 2.30pm
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