Prepare to be swept off your feet as the Curve production of An Officer and A Gentleman The Musical is set to go on tour across the UK in 2024. The musical which is based on the award-winning 1982 film of the same name starring Richard Gere will be performed in Bristol, featuring songs from some legendary artists who rocked the 80s and beyond.
Kicking off at The Alexandra in Birmingham on February 23, 2024, the tour will also head to multiple theatres in towns and cities across the UK, including Bristol Hippodrome. The musical, which has a book by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen, will be performed on the Bristol stage from September 2 to 7, 2024.
This timeless story of love, courage, and redemption promises to make your heart soar and leave you breathless, longing for more. Follow the emotional journey of Zack Mayo, a fearless young officer candidate beginning his aviation training, 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, the musical directed by Artistic Director of Curve, Nikolai Foster, with choreography by Joanna Goodwin. aims to immerse you 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’.
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.”
An Officer and A Gentleman The Musical will perform at Bristol Hippodrome between September 2 to 7, 2024. Don’t miss your chance to experience this captivating romance brought to life on stage. Tickets go on general sale on June 23 and can be purchased here.