Birmingham Hippodrome is thrilled to announce the arrival of the world premiere of An Officer and a Gentleman from Tue 15 – Sat 19 May 2018.
Based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere, this brand new musical will simply sweep you off your feet! Its feel-good soundtrack includes the hit song from the movie ‘Up Where We Belong’ along with many 80s classic anthems including ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’, ‘Material Girl’, ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud’ and ‘Alone’.
Zack Mayo is in training to become a US Navy Pilot. When he rolls into boot camp with a bit too much of a swagger, drill Sergeant Foley doesn’t make life easy for him. When he falls for local girl Paula Pokrifki and tragedy befalls his friend and fellow candidate, Zack realises the importance of love and friendship and finds the courage to be himself and win the heart of the woman he loves. It’s only then he can truly become an Officer and a Gentleman.
With direction by Nikolai Foster (Artistic Director Curve, Annie, Calamity Jane), choreography by Kate Prince (Into The Hoods, ZooNation) and musical supervision by Tony Award-winning Sarah Travis (Sweeney Todd, Sister Act), this inspiring, breathtakingly romantic musical celebrates triumph over adversity and features one of the most iconic romantic scenes ever portrayed on screen.
Tickets for An Officer and a Gentleman go on sale Friends of Birmingham Hippodrome – Mon 4 Sep, 11am and on general sale on Mon 11 Sep at 11am.