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Alexandra Burke as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard on UK Tour

Alexandra Burke 'Rachel Marron' and Benoît Maréchal 'Frank Farmer' in The Bodyguard UK Tour - Photo by Paul Coltas
Alexandra Burke ‘Rachel Marron’ and Benoît Maréchal ‘Frank Farmer’ in The Bodyguard UK Tour – Photo by Paul Coltas

Alexandra Burke will return to the role of Rachel Marron in the smash hit musical The Bodyguard when it plays at the Edinburgh Playhouse from 9 – 20 July 2019.

It follows 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 in Chess at the London Coliseum and 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 which played at the Edinburgh Playhouse in 2017. Alexandra Burke will perform the role of Rachel Marron at all evening performances.

At matinee performances the role will played by Jennlee Shallow whose stage credits include The Lion King (Hamburg; Sydney/Melbourne) and Cirque du Soleil’s Viva Elvis (Las Vegas).

Joining them for the Edinburgh run will be Benoît Maréchal (Spiral) as Frank Farmer, Micha Richardson (Legally Blonde) as Nicki Marron, Peter Landi (This House) as Bill Devaney, Craig Berry (Mamma Mia!) as Tony, Gary Turner (Emmerdale) as Sy Spector, Phil Atkinson (Little Shop of Horrors) as The Stalker and Simon Cotton (Clockwork Orange) as Ray Court.

The Bodyguard is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian and is based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. movie starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.

Directed by Thea Sharrock with book by Oscar-winning (Birdman) Alex Dinelaris, it had its world premiere at the Adelphi Theatre, London 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, Spain and France.

Alexandra Burke on her return to The Bodyguard UK Tour

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
Tuesday 9th July – Saturday 20th July 2019


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