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An Officer And A Gentleman is coming to Cardiff

Full casting has been announced for An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical, which will visit Wales Millennium Centre this spring as part of its second tour of the UK and Ireland. 

An Officer and A Gentleman The Musical will be performing at Wales Millennium Centre from 15 – 20 April 2024, and tickets are on sale now: www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2024/an-officer-and-a-gentleman

Luke Baker will be starring as Zack Mayo, with Paul French playing the role of Sid Worley. Georgia Lennon will be playing Paula Pokrifiki, with Sinead Long in the role of Lynette Pomeroy and Jamal Crawford will be playing Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley. 

Melanie Masson (The X-Factor) will be playing Esther Pokrifki, with Tim Rogers (West Side Story) as Byron Mayo. Olivia Foster-Browne (Grease) as Casey Seegar and Lucas Piquero (Sister Act) as Eduardo Cortez.

 Chris Breistein (School of Rock) as Finman, Wendi Harriott (The Voice, UK) as Aunt Bunny, James Wilkinson-Jones (South Pacific) as Troy and Danny Whelan (Miss Saigon) as Craig. 

The cast is completed by Julia Jones (Mamma Mia!), Etisyai Philip (Cluedo), Mia Harrison (Million Dollar Quartet), Lukin Simmonds (Annie), Will May (The Twelve Tenors) and Ellie Grace Cousins (Mamma Mia!).

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Based on the award-winning 80s movie which starred Richard Gere, An Officer and A Gentleman The Musical invites you into a world where dreams and destinies intertwine. This is a timeless story of love, courage and redemption which will make your heart soar and leave you breathless, longing for more. Don’t miss your chance to experience this captivating romance brought to life on stage.

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. 

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. 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. With every note, every step, and every heartfelt ballad, immerse yourself in this romantic masterpiece.   

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.  The musical supervision and orchestration will be by George Dyer, set & costume design by Michael Taylor, 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.  Casting to be announced. 

Director, Nikolai Foster said: “Filled with love and quiet profundity, An Officer and a Gentleman sensitively charts the lives of working class, military folk in America in the early 1980s. We are proud to be working alongside the film’s creator Douglas Day Stewart, producer Jamie Wilson, Sharleen Cooper Cohen and an incredible creative team to present this beautiful and inspiring story. We are excited to share some iconic 80s songs and this moving story with audiences across the UK.”

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