An Officer and a Gentleman musical to tour UK

The world premiere of An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical will open at Curve in Leicester on April 6 before touring theatres across the UK and Ireland.

Based on the 1982 Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere, the new musical tells the story of Zack Mayo who is in training to become a US Navy pilot.

When he falls for local girl Paula Pokrifki and tragedy befalls his friend, Zack realises the importance of love and friendship.

The musical includes the hit song from the movie, Up Where We Belong, along with 80s classics such as Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Toy Soldiers and Material Girl.

After Leicester, the musical will visit Leeds, Southampton, Wycombe, Birmingham, Liverpool, Dublin, Sheffield, Newcastle, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Bristol, Canterbury, Manchester, Plymouth, Ipswich, Bradford and Glasgow.

The cast is yet to be announced.