The world premiere of a new musical that will simply sweep you off your feet! Based on true events, An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical follows the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. Its feel-good soundtrack includes the hit song from the movie Up Where We Belong along with many 80s classic anthems including Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Livin’ On A Prayer, Heart of Glass, Material Girl, Don’t Cry Out Loud, I Was Made for Lovin’ You, and The Final Countdown. ... Read more >>
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)Age guidance: 12+
The world premiere of a new musical that will simply sweep you off your feet! Based on true events, An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical follows the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. Its feel-good soundtrack includes the hit song from the movie Up Where We Belong along with many 80s classic anthems including Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Livin’ On A Prayer, Heart of Glass, Material Girl, Don’t Cry Out Loud, I Was Made for Lovin’ You, and The Final Countdown.
Zack Mayo is in training to become a US Navy Pilot. When he rolls into boot camp with a bit too much of a swagger, drill Sergeant Foley doesn’t make life easy for him. When he falls for local girl Paula Pokrifki and tragedy befalls his friend and fellow candidate, Zack realises the importance of love and friendship and finds the courage to be himself and win the heart of the woman he loves. It’s only then he can truly become an Officer and a Gentleman.
With direction by Nikolai Foster (Artistic Director Curve, Annie, Calamity Jane), choreography by Kate Prince (Into The Hoods, ZooNation) and musical supervision by Tony Award-winning Sarah Travis (Sweeney Todd, Sister Act), this inspiring, breathtakingly romantic musical celebrates triumph over adversity and features one of the most iconic romantic scenes ever portrayed on screen. Let Love Lift You Up where you belong!
Cast includes West End favourites Jonny Fines (Annie), Ray Shell (Starlight Express), and Olivier Award nominee Emma Williams (Half A Sixpence).
Please be advised An Officer and a Gentleman contains themes of an adult nature and strong language.
Booking fees will be added to each ticket as follows:
General Tickets: £16.00 - £53.50 + Booking Fees: £3.90 - £4.90
General Tickets: £16.00 - £51.00 + Booking Fees: £3.90 - £4.90
General Tickets: £16.00 - £55.50 + Booking Fees: £3.90 - £4.90
General Tickets: £16.00 - £49.50 + Booking Fees: £3.90
General Tickets: £16.00 - £53.00 + Booking Fees: £3.90 - £4.90
General Tickets: £16.50 - £59.00 + Booking Fees: £3.90 - £4.90
General Tickets: £17.50 - £60.50 + Booking Fees: £3.90 - £4.90
General Tickets: £16.50 - £60.00 + Booking Fees: £3.90 - £4.90
In addition, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £4.00 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
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Type talk number: 18001 0844 7677
Our venue box office is located inside the Opera House foyer. There are 2 wheelchair spaces at the Opera House located on row B of the circle (B1 and B4), one has an accompanying seat next to it and one has an accompanying seat directly behind. The spaces are accessible from street level. There is an accessible toilet just outside the front circle street level entrance. There is no lift in the Opera House and from foyer to stalls there are 28 steps in total. There are a minimum of 78 steps up to the gallery, which is very high and steep with uneven steps.
We have a dual channel infra-red sound enhancement system in the auditorium. Using a headset or one worn around the neck you can boost the volume of the show. You can collect these from the theatre cloak room for £10.00 returnable deposit. We recommend that when booking seats that you avoid the rear stalls.
Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome at the Opera House and they can stay with you while you are in the Theatre. If you wish to bring your guide or hearing dog to the Theatre, please advise the Box Office when booking your tickets and a seat next to the aisle will be reserved for you. Alternatively a member of staff will care for your dog during the performance. We can also provide drinking water for your dog.
There is an accessible toilet just outside the front circle street level entrance.
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- M62 Leeds, Humber ports, Liverpool
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- M60 Motorway ring road around the city
The Opera House is close to the Deansgate Station and also the Oxford Road station is 10 mins away. Piccadilly train station is only 1 mile from the theatre.
The nearest tram stop is St Peters Square
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The Opera House is situated on Quay Street and is on and close to all the major bus routes.
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Telephone Booking: 0844 871 3018
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Groups Bookings: 0333 009 5390 Calls charged at local rate.
Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971
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ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.
Opera House Box Office is open on performance days only & will open 90 minutes prior to a matinee performance, and 2 hours prior to an evening performance. The box office will close 15 minutes after the last performance starts.
Palace Theatre Box Office is open Monday - Saturday 12pm-6pm (on performance days closes 15 min after the performances starts). On Sundays the box office will open 2 hrs prior to the performance and close 15 minutes after the performance starts.