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First Look: Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard

May 6, 2014 

Poster art has been released for The Bodyguard featuring Alexandra Burke.

The X Factor winner is joining the show from 2 June to 30 August 2104, replacing Beverley Knight in the role of Rachel Marron.

She is joined in the show by current star Tristan Gemmill as Rachel’s bodyguard, Frank Farmer.

The Bodyguard will continue to play at the Adelphi Theatre until 30 August 2014. Made in Dagenham The Musical starts at the theatre from 9 October 2014.

Alexandra Burke rose to fame after winning series 5 of The X Factor. Nominated three times for a Brit award, she has released three studio albums, embarked on a solo tour and supported Beyoncé on her I Am… Tour.

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Tristan Gemmill and Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard

Tristan Gemmill and Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre starring Alexandra Burke

May 1, 2014 

Based on the smash hit film starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard is the blockbuster new musical at the Adelphi Theatre starring Alexandra Burke.

STARRING ALEXANDRA BURKE FROM 2 JUNE TO 30 AUGUST 2014

Now starring The X Factor winner Alexandra Burke as superstar Rachel Moran, and Casualty’s Tristan Gemmill as bodyguard Frank Farmer, The Bodyguard is the smash-hit show featuring Whitney Houston’s greatest hits, including Queen of the Night, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and – of course – I Will Always Love You.

The Bodyguard is directed by acclaimed and award-winning director Thea Sharrock, with designs by Tim Hatley, choreography by Arthur Pita, orchestrations by Chris Egan, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Richard Brooker and video designs by Duncan McLean.

The show also stars Debbie Kurup as Nicki Marron, Richard Lloyd King (Bill Devaney), Stephen Marcus (Tony), Dominic Taylor (Sy Spector), Michael Rouse (Stalker) and Stuart Reid (Ray Court).  Ensemble members are Gareth Andrews, Kimball Armes, Christopher Birch, Hannah Fairclough, Robert Gill, Nicky Griffiths, Ben Harrold, Jamie Hughes-Ward, Alex Jackson, Genesis Lynea, Fergal McGoff, Sara Morley, Joelle Moses, David O’Mahony, Stuart Rogers, Kyle Seeley, Danielle Steers, Katy Stredder and Christopher Terry.

REVIEWS

“The runaway gold-plated hit musical of the season” Daily Mail
“One of the best West End shows I’ve ever seen” Heart

THE STORY

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.

Alexandra Burke to star in The Bodyguard

March 28, 2014 

The X Factor winner Alexandra Burke is to replace Beverley Knight in The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre.

Alexandra Burke to star in The Bodyguard

Alexandra Burke to star in The Bodyguard

We didn’t think they could replace Heather Headley in The Bodyguard let alone Beverley Knight! But producer David Ian has pulled it out of the bag again with the announcement that Alexandra Burke is to take over in the hit show.

Joining the cast from 2 June to 30 August 2014, Burke will take the lead as superstar Rachel Marron, alongside Tristan Gemmill as Rachel’s bodyguard, Frank Farmer.

The Bodyguard will continue to play at the Adelphi Theatre until 30 August 2014. Made in Dagenham The Musical starts at the theatre from 9 October 2014.

Beverley Knight will continue in the role of Rachel Marron until 31 May 2014 before heading over to the Shaftesbury Theatre to star in Memphis The Musical, also from 9 October 2014.

In a press statement, Alexandra Burke said: “I couldn’t be more excited about joining the cast of The Bodyguard and to play the iconic role of Rachel Marron will be adream come true. I am a massive Whitney Houston fan so to be given the opportunity to play a role made famous by her every night will be a real privilege. I start rehearsals very soon with my fellow cast mates and the brilliant creative team and, with a little trepidation, I am looking forward to our first performance in June.”

Alexandra Burke rose to fame after winning series 5 of The X Factor. Nominated three times for a Brit award, she has released three studio albums, embarked on a solo tour and supported Beyoncé on her I Am… Tour.

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Beverley Knight to leave The Bodyguard, open in Memphis The Musical

February 21, 2014 

Beverley Knight, star of West End musical The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre, is to leave the show.

Beverley Knight in The Bodyguard

Beverley Knight in The Bodyguard

The British soul singer will leave the musical on 31 May 2014 before starting work on a new West End production of hit Broadway show Memphis, which plays at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 9 October 2014.

Beverley Knight is a singer, songwriter and record producer. She has sold over a million albums in the UK, and has won three MOBO Awards and an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Urban Music Awards. In 2007 she was awarded an MBE for her services to music and charity, is currently working on her eighth studio album.

The hit West End musical The Bodyguar, directed by Thea Sharrock, is based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated movie, and features the songs of Whitney Houston.

Beverly Knight is currently starring in the show as Rachel Marron, alongside Tristan Gemmill as Rachel’s bodyguard, Frank Farmer.

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TRISTAN GEMMILL in The Bodyguard

September 12, 2013 

Tristan Gemmill plays the title role in hit musical The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre.

TRISTAN GEMMILL in The BodyguardTV and stage actor Tristan Gemmill has joined the cast of West End musical The Bodyguard.

Major West End musical The Bodyguard plays at the Adelphi Theatre in London, directed by Thea Sharrock and featuring songs made famous by Whitney Houston.

Tristan Gemmill plays bodyguard Frank Farmer in the show, the role immortalised on film by the Kevin Costner.

Tristan is best known for playing Adam Trueman in Casualty. His other extensive TV credits include Call The Midwife, The Case, Cape Wrath, Strictly Confidential, Where the Heart Is, Hannibal, Poirot – Cards On The Table, Life Begins, Golden Hour, Judge John Deed, Eastenders, Distant Shores, Rosemary & Thyme, Redcap, Grass, London’s Burning, The Bill, Sam’s Game, Trial & Retribution Iv, Nancherrow, The Mrs Bradley Mysteries.

His theatre credits include A Streetcar Named Desire (Theatr Clwyd Co), Lisbon Traviata (The King’s Head), Bats (Royal Exchange), Chimes At Midnight (Chichester Festival), Henry V (RSC Stratford, tour), Design For Living (ETT), Gaslight (National tour), Dangerous Corner (Whitehall Theatre), Rope (Wyndham’s and tour) and Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (Garrick and tour).

Film work includes Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box, Flying Blind, The Jacket and Gladiatress.

Tristan Gemmill stars  in The Bodyguard alongside Beverley Knight stars as Rachel Moran.

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BEVERLEY KNIGHT in The Bodyguard

September 12, 2013 

Beverley Knight takes the lead role in musical The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre.

BEVERLEY KNIGHT in The BodyguardBeverley Knight has joined the cast of West End musical The Bodyguard, replacing Heather Headley in the star role.

Major West End musical The Bodyguard plays at the Adelphi Theatre in London, directed by Thea Sharrock and featuring songs made famous by Whitney Houston.

Beverley Knight plays Rachel Marron in the show, the role immortalised on film by the late Whitney Houston.

Beverley is know as the Queen of British Soul and is one of Britain’s best-loved recording artists having a number of Top 10 albums, including the platinum-selling Voice: The Best of Beverley Knight, and having sold over a million albums in the UK alone.

Her live performances include singing at the finale of the London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony, supporting Prince at his O2 shows in 2007 and Take That on their reunion arena tour. She has also toured extensively across the UK and sold out London’s Royal Albert Hall on three occasions.

Beverley Knight stars  in The Bodyguard alongside Tristan Gemmill as Frank Farmer.

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ALEXANDRA BURKE in The Bodyguard

September 11, 2013 

Alexandra Burke stars in hit musical The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre.

ALEXANDRA BURKE in The Bodyguard FROM 2 JUNE TO 30 AUGUST 2014

Alexandra Burke  joining the cast of West End musical The Bodyguard, replacing Beverley Knight in the star role.

Major West End musical The Bodyguard plays at the Adelphi Theatre in London, directed by Thea Sharrock and featuring songs made famous by Whitney Houston.

Alexandra Burke will star as Rachel Marron in the show (from 2 June to 30 August 2014), in the role immortalised on film by the late Whitney Houston.

Three-time Brit nominee Alexandra Burke rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor. Her debut number one single Hallelujah sold over one million copies in the UK, a first for a British female soloist. Burke’s first album, Overcome saw the release of her subsequent number one singles Bad Boys and Start Without You.

In 2011 she embarked on her first solo tour and was invited by Beyoncé to support her I Am… Tour. Her second album, Heartbreak on Hold, was released in June 2012 and later this year sees the release of her third studio album.

Alexandra stars in The Bodyguard alongside Tristan Gemmill as Frank Farmer.

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Beverley Knight to star in The Bodyguard

June 14, 2013 

A new cast and extended booking period has been announced for The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre.

Beverley Knight & Tristan Gemmill in The Bodyguard. Photo: Paul Coltas

Beverley Knight & Tristan Gemmill in The Bodyguard. Photo: Paul Coltas

The Bodyguard, the musical based on the Whitney Houston movie and featuring her songs, is to get a new cast at the Adelphi Theatre in London from September 2013.

British singer songwriter Beverley Knight will take the starring role of Rachel Marron in the show, replacing current star Heather Headley. The title role of the bodyguard Frank Farmer, employed to protect superstar singer Rachel Marron from a stalker, will be played by Tristan Gemmill (Casualty), who replaces Lloyd Owen in the role.

Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s film and directed by Thea Sharrock with a book by Alex Dinelaris, The Bodyguard will extend its run at the Adelphi Theatre until 8 March 2014.

Other cast include Debbie Kurup as Nicki Marron, Richard Lloyd King (Bill Devaney), Stephen Marcus (Tony), Dominic Taylor (Sy Spector), Michael Rouse (Stalker) and Stuart Reid (Ray Court).

The show features many of Whitney Houston’s greatest hits including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I’m Your Baby Tonight, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

Dubbed the Queen of British Soul,  Beverley Knight is a singer/songwriter  who has sold over a million albums in the UK and has won three MOBO Awards, an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Urban Music Awards and multiple BRIT nominations.

Heather Headley will continue to perform until 11 August 2013 (not 3pm or 5pm shows). Gloria Onitiri will play the role of Rachel from 12 August to 7 September 2013. Beverley Knight joins from 9 September 2013 (not matinee shows).

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