New Officer and a Gentleman musical to premiere in Leicester

A fresh musical version of 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman is set to premiere at Leicester’s Curve next year, before embarking on a UK tour.

The show is being produced in partnership with Jamie Wilson, directed by Curve artistic director Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Kate Prince (Zoo Nation), reports The Stage. Douglas Day Stewart, who wrote the film’s screenplay, has co-written the book with Sharleen Cooper Cohen.

Foster said: “We are proud to be working alongside the film’s creator Douglas Day Stewart, producer Jamie Wilson and an incredible creative team to present this beautiful and inspiring story.

“This brand new adaptation includes iconic 80s songs which create an entertaining, uplifting and original piece of musical theatre, we are excited to share this world premiere with our audiences here in Leicester and across the UK.”

The musical will run at Curve from April 6 to April 21, before touring until September 2018.

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