Producers, Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced that Alexandra Burke will return to the starring role of ‘Rachel Marron’ in the forthcoming tour of the international smash hit production of the award-winning musical THE BODYGUARD opening at Glasgow Theatre Royal on Monday 3rd December 2018 where it plays until Saturday 29 December 2018 before visiting Hull New Theatre(8 – 19 January 2019), Southend Cliff’s Pavilion (22 January – 2 February 2019), Grand Opera House Belfast (6 – 16 February 2019) Liverpool Empire (26 February – 9 March 2019), Milton Keynes Theatre (12 – 23 March 2019), Bristol Hippodrome (26 March – 6 April 2019), Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff (16 – 27 April 2019), Norwich Theatre Royal (30 April – 11 May 2019) and Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (14 – 25 May 2019).
Alexandra Burke returns to the role of ‘Rachel Marron’ following her triumphant run in the show in both the West End and the subsequent sell-out 2015/2016 tour. She first rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor and her debut number one single Hallelujah sold over one million copies in the UK, a first for a British female soloist. She most recently appeared as ‘Svetlana’ in “Chess” at the London Coliseum and will soon appear as ‘Roxie’ in “Chicago” at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre. Last year she reached the final of “Strictly Come Dancing”. Her other theatre credits include ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ in the national tour of the musical “Sister Act”.
Alexandra Burke will perform the role of ‘Rachel Marron’ at all evening performances only.
Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. movie starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, THE BODYGUARD, directed by Thea Sharrock with book by Oscar-winning (Birdman) Alex Dinelaris, had its world premiere at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End in 2012 and was nominated for four Olivier Awards. A sell out 18 month UK and Ireland tour followed before the show returned to the West End at the Dominion Theatre. THE BODYGUARD has also played in the Netherlands, Germany, South Korea, Canada, Italy, Australia, Madrid, France, and on tour throughout the US and can currently be seen in Stuttgart.
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.
THE BODYGUARD – UK TOUR 2018 – 2019
MONDAY 3 DECEMBER – SATURDAY 29 DECEMBER 2018
GLASGOW, THEATRE ROYAL www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/kings-theatre-glasgow/
TUESDAY 8 JANUARY – SATURDAY 19 JANUARY 2019
HULL NEW THEATRE www.hulltheatres.co.uk
TUESDAY 22 JANUARY – SATURDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2019
SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILLION www.southendtheatres.org.uk
WEDNESDAY 6 – SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2019
GRAND OPERA HOUSE BELFAST www.goh.co.uk
TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 9 MARCH
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/liverpool-empire-theatre/
TUESDAY 12 MARCH – SATURDAY 23 MARCH 2019
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes
TUESDAY 26 MARCH – SATURDAY 6 APRIL 2019
BRISTOL HIPPODROME www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/bristol-hippodrome-theatre/
TUESDAY 16 APRIL – SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2019
CARDIFF, WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE www.wmc.org.uk
TUESDAY 30 APRIL – SATURDAY 11 MAY 2019
NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
TUESDAY 14 – SATURDAY 25 MAY 2019
MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY www.marlowetheatre.com
TUESDAY 28 MAY – SATURDAY 8 JUNE 2019
MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON www.mayflower.org.uk
TUESDAY 11 JUNE – SATURDAY 22 JUNE 2019
ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM www.trch.co.uk
TUESDAY 23 JULY – SATURDAY 3 AUGUST 2019
NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL www.theatreroyal.co.uk
WEDNESDAY 7 AUGUST – SATURDAY 17 AUGUST 2019
BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie