NEWS: Melody Thornton to Star in UK & Ireland Tour of The Bodyguard

The production is set to open at Glasgow’s King’s Theatre on Saturday 28 January 2023.

(c)Mark Rogers

It has been announced that former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton will play the role of Rachel Marron in the upcoming UK and Ireland tour of The Bodyguard, having played the role when the production toured China for six months. Further casting has yet to be announced.

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.

Based on the film starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, this stage production of The Bodyguard is directed by Thea Sharrock with a book by Oscar winning Alex Dinelaris. It includes many of Whitney Houston’s biggest songs including: Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing and I Wanna Dance with Somebody.

The musical had its world premiere at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End 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 ahead of a second sell out tour of the UK and Ireland in 2018/19.

For more information about the show and tour schedule visit:

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