Lead Cast announced for An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical


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 with a stopover at New Theatre Oxford between 27 May and 01 June.

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 is 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.

Tour schedule

Birmingham Alexandra
23 February to 02 March

Glasgow Kings Theatre
05 to 09 March

Belfast Grand Opera House
12 to 16 March

Llandudno Venue Cymru
19 to 23 March

Bradford, Alhambra Theatre
25 to 30 March

London New Wimbledon Theatre
01 to 06 April

Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
15 to 20 April

Brighton Theatre Royal
23 to 27 April

Manchester Opera House
30 April to 04 May

Stoke Regent Theatre
06 to 11 May

Newcastle Theatre Royal
13 to 18 May

Dartford Orchard Theatre
20 to 25 May

Oxford New Theatre
27 May to 01 June

York Grand Opera House
04 to 08 June

Sheffield Lyceum
17 to 22 June

Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre
25 to 29 June

Torquay Princess Theatre
02 to 06 July

Canterbury Marlowe
09 to 13 July

Southend Cliffs Pavilion
16 to 20 July

Liverpool Empire Theatre
22 –to 27 July

Nottingham Theatre Royal
29 July to 03 August

Woking New Victoria Theatre
05 to 10 August

Leicester Curve
12 to 17 August

Truro Hall for Cornwall 
20 to 24 August

Bristol Hippodrome
02 to 07 September

Ipswich Regent Theatre
10 to 14 September

Eastbourne Congress
17 to 21 September

Wolverhampton Grand
23 to 28 September

Blackpool Opera House
01 to 05 October

Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre
08 to 12 October

Milton Keynes Theatre
21 to 26 October

Bromley Churchill Theatre
28 October to 02 November

Hull New Theatre 
04 to 09 November

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