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Sweeping audiences off their feet, An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical comes to Southampton following a sell-out run at its opening in Leicester!

This world premiere of this new musical is based on true events and 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).

It’s ‘The Final Countdown’ - book now for this moving, gripping and uplifting show!

Running Time

2 hours 30 minutes including 1 interval

Age Advice:

Parental guidance advised. No under 2s.


Please be advised An Officer and a Gentleman contains themes of an adult nature and strong language.
Contains strobe lighting.

Standard Pricing
Tue - Thu Evening £22.50 to £47.50
Wed & Thu Matinee £20.00 to £39.00
Fri & Sat Evening £24.50 to £49.50
Sat Matinee £22.50 to £47.50

Discounts do not apply to Fri & Sat evening performances.
Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Executive Membership £6 off top 2 prices at all performances.
Concession £5 off each ticket excluding Wed & Thu 2pm.
Groups (10+) £5 off each ticket and 1 free with every 20.
Schools & Young Persons Groups (10+) £20 per ticket on Tue - Thu performances.
1 free with every 20. 

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