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Postponed until 2022

Like all great stories, its themes are universal: love, valor and the ways in which our reasons for pursuing a dream determine whether or not we'll achieve it

Dick Scanlan

Why See An Officer and a Gentleman?



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Get ready to go back to the '80s as the iconic movie is translated for the stage in this brand new musical from Tony-winner Dick Scanlan. A love story that delves into the hopes and dreams of a young Navy Officer Candidate Zack and his burgeoning romance with local girl Paula, expect a stunning theatrical experience that'll sweep you up where you belong, set to a score of some of the decade's biggest hits!

A blockbuster hit on its release, an Officer and Gentleman came out in 1982 and immediately entered pop culture, with the stirring final scene being parodied in everything from other movies to The Simpsons. First staged as a musical back in 2012, this new production promises to give fans of the film everything they want and more.

What is the story?

Following Zack Mayo as he enters the brutal training to become a US Navy Pilot, An Officer and a Gentleman introduces us to the tough Naval culture and the community who live near the base. Whilst Zack and his Drill Sargent battle it out, local girl Paula and her best friend dream of something more. When the two finally meet, their love proves true and just the thing to help them both realize their ambitions.

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Performance date: 6 April 2022

Run time

Approximately two hours and 35 minutes including one intermission

Cast and Creative


Adapted and Directed by Dick Scanlan
Choreography by Patricia Wilcox
Music supervision by Dan Lipton
Orchestrations by George Dyer

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