The hit stage adaptation comes to Leeds
They might not be big names to the layman, but An Officer and a Gentleman – The Musical is packed full of hugely respected theatre professionals.
First up we’ve got four-time Laurence Olivier award-nominated actress Emma Williams playing Paula Pokrifiki. Avenue Q’s Jonny Fines plays Zack Mayo and the show will also feature great performers Jessica Daley, Ray Shell and Ian Macintosh. Wow!
You might know the film, but the musical adaptation tells the story of Zack Mayo, a trainee US navy pilot who learns the importance of love and friendship when he falls for Paula Pokrifki, and tragedy strikes his fellow candidate. Zack must find the courage to be himself to truly become an officer and a gentleman (n’aww).
Don’t think the tunes won’t be big hits, either. A selection of 80s tunes such as Material Girl and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun will get us all up and dancing… and don’t forget Up Where We Belong, too.
Head over to the Leeds Grand Theatre website to get your tickets – the show runs from 24th-28th April.
Photograph taken from the Leeds Grand Theatre website.