Full casting for the new UK tour of Thea Sharrock’s production has been confirmed by producers Michael Harrison and David Ian.
Opening at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on the 3rd December, the production will see Alexandra Burke returning to the role of Rachel Marron following her run in the show in both the West End and the subsequent sell out 2015/2016 tour. She will be joined on stage in this new tour by Benoît Maréchal as Frank Farmer, Micha Richardson as Nicki Marron, Peter Landi as Bill Devaney, Craig Berry as Tony, Gary Turner as Sy Spector, Phil Atkinson as The Stalker and Simon Cotton as Ray Court. At certain performances the role of Rachel Marron will be played by Carole Stennett.
The rest of the company is set to include: Rosie Cava-Beale, Callum Clack, Myles Cork, Kerry Crozier, Sia Dauda, Gustav Die, Chris Edgerley, James Lee Harris, Holly Liburd, Jack Loy, Hannah Millichamp, Helen Parsons, Daniil Shmidt, Jessica Simmons, Yiota Theo and Michael Wade Peters.
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 is based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. The musical features a book by Oscar winning (Birdman) Alex Dinelaris and 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.