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Classic 80s film turns into a musical at MK Theatre

Date Posted:05/07/2018

An Officer and a GentlemanThe full cast for the World Premiere of “AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - THE MUSICAL” is officially announced. Emma Williams will play ‘Paula Pokrifki’, Jonny Fines is ‘Zack Mayo’, Ray Shell as ‘Foley’, Ian McIntosh as ‘Sid Worley’ and Jessica Daley as ‘Lynette Pomeroy’. The production will open at Milton Keynes Theatre on Monday 9 – Saturday 14 July.

Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director of Curve and Director of An Officer and Gentleman – The Musical said, ‘Douglas Day Stewart wrote An Officer and a Gentleman in response to his time serving in the American Air Force and the challenges he faced during training. It is a visceral, uncompromising and ultimately tender portrait of the these personal experiences and the lives of folk living near the training facility in the early 1980s.

‘We are proud to have assembled such an accomplished company of actors, led by Emma, Ray, Jonny, Ian and Jess to create our production and realise this beautiful portrait of working class lives. All of us at Curve are excited to tell this story - set to a fantastic 80s playlist - and to be working with the talented team at Jamie Wilson Productions. Productions like this couldn’t be made without the support of our collaborators and we are thrilled to be working with Jamie and his team. Officer will certainly be a memorable moment in our theatre's 10th birthday year.’

This brand-new musical is based on the 1982 Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere which tells the story of Zack Mayo who is in training to become a US Navy Pilot. When Zack 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 both an Officer and a Gentleman.

The musical includes the hit song from the movie ‘Up Where We Belong’ along, with 80’s classics such as ‘Alone’, ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud’, ‘You’re the Voice’, ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’, ‘Heart of Glass’, ‘Toy Soldiers’ and ‘Material Girl’ and features one of the most iconic romantic scenes ever portrayed on screen.

LISTINGS INFORMATION

Performances: Mon 9 – Sat 14 July. Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm
Price Tickets: from £15.50 (online/phone £19.40)
Box Office: 0844 871 7652*
Groups 10+: 0333 009 5393
Access Booking: 0800 912 6971*
Online Booking: ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes*
*Fees apply. Calls cost up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.

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