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Lead Cast Announced For An Officer And A Gentleman The Musical UK Tour

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.


Based 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.  


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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                                          01492 872000


25 – 30 March                         Bradford, Alhambra Theatre                                     01274 432000


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                                          0191 232 7010


20 – 25 May                            Dartford Orchard Theatre                                         01322 220000


27 May – 1 June                     Oxford New Theatre


4 – 8 June                               York Grand Opera House


17 – 22 June                           Sheffield Lyceum                                                      0114 249 6000


25 – 29 June                           Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre                          02380 711811


2 – 6 July                                Torquay Princess Theatre


9 – 13 July                              Canterbury Marlowe                                                 01227 787787


16 – 20 July                            Southend Cliffs Pavilion


22 – 27 July                            Liverpool Empire Theatre


29 July – 3 August                  Nottingham Theatre Royal                                        0115 989 5555              


5 – 10 August                          Woking New Victoria Theatre


12 – 17 August                        Leicester Curve                                                         0116 242 3595


20 – 24 August                        Truro Hall for Cornwall                                              01872 262466                                        

2 – 7 September                     Bristol Hippodrome


10 – 14 September                 Ipswich Regent Theatre                                       

17 – 21 September                 Eastbourne Congress                                               01323 412 000


23 – 28 September                 Wolverhampton Grand                                             01902 429212


1 – 5 October                          Blackpool Opera House


8 – 12 October                        Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre                               01224 641122               

21 – 26 October                      Milton Keynes Theatre


28 October – 2 November      Bromley Churchill Theatre                                         0343 310 0020


4 – 9 November                      Hull New Theatre                                                       01482 300 306


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