The company of An Officer and a Gentleman
The company of An Officer and a Gentleman
© Manuel Harlan

Images have been released offering a first look at the world premiere of An Officer and a Gentleman, which begins its UK tour at Curve Leicester next week.

Directed by Nikolai Foster, with choreography from Kate Prince, the cast features WhatsOnStage Award-winner Emma Williams as Paula Pokrifki, Jonny Fines as Zack Mayo, Ray Shell as Foley, Ian McIntosh as Sid Worley and Jessica Daley as Lynette Pomeroy.

Adapted from the film of the same name, the musical is based on writer Douglas Day Stewart's personal experience as a naval officer candidate. The book of the musical is co-written by Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen and features songs including "Up Where We Belong", "Alone", "Don't Cry Out Loud", "You're the Voice" and "Girls Just Want to Have Fun".

The cast also includes Keisha Atwell, Andy Barke, Darren Bennett, James Darch, Nathanael Landskroner, George Ioannides, Joe Maxwell, Corinna Powlesland, Rachel Stanley, David Burrows, Vanessa Fisher, Aimee Hodnett, Kieran McGinn, Maisey Bawden and Rhys Whitfield.

The production runs at Curve until 21 April before touring to Leeds, Southampton, Birmingham, Liverpool, Dublin, Cardiff, Sheffield and more.