The forthcoming UK tour of The Bodyguard has announced more casting for the show.
Emmerdale and Hollyoaks star Ayden Callaghan will join the previously announced Grammy-nominated, former Pussycat Doll, Melody Thornton in the roles of Frank Farmer and Rachel Marron respectively. The production opens at Glasgow Kings Theatre on Saturday 28 January 2023 with full tour details listed below .
Further casting for the tour includes Emily-Mae as Nicki Marron, John Macaulay as Bill Devaney, Graham Elwell as Tony, James Groom as Sy Spector, Marios Nicolaides as Stalker and Fergal Coghlan as Ray Court. The role of Fletcher will be shared by Kaylenn Aires Fonseca, Iesa Miller, Frankie Keita and Reneo Kusi-Appauh.
The cast is completed by Alexandros Beshonges, Kayne Gordon, Jack Hardwick, Kalisha Johnson, James Lee Harris, Samantha Mbolekwa, Abbie Quinnen, Kellie Rhianne, Charlotte Scally, Yiota Theo and Marco Venturini.
Ayden Callaghan is best known for his roles as Miles De Souza in Emmerdale and fan favourite Joe Roscoe in Hollyoaks. Additional television credits include Doctors, Eastenders, Bad Education, Casualty and The Bill. His stage credits include the roles of Dr Treves in The Elephant Man at The Trafalgar Studios, Malcolm in Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce on UK Tour, directed by Peter Hall, and Dean Snaith in Ayckbourn’s If I Were You on UK Tour.
Melody Thornton is a multi-platinum Grammy-nominated artist, selling over 70 million albums as a member of one of the most celebrated girl groups of all time, The Pussycat Dolls. In 2020 she released her much-lauded debut solo EP, Lioness Eyes. Melody received rave reviews and audience acclaim for her performance as Rachel Marron when The Bodyguard toured China for six months. In 2018 she reached the final five in ITV’s Dancing On Ice, and most recently won The Masked Singer Australia.
Emily-Mae’s theatre credits include Disney’s Frozen and City of Angels both in the West End, Are You as Nervous as I Am? and Brooklyn the Musical at Greenwich Theatre, the National Tour of Paul Kerryson’s Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors at Storyhouse, Chester and The Producers at the Royal Exchange.
Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, THE BODYGUARD, directed by Thea Sharrock with book by Oscar winning Alex Dinelaris, had its world premiere at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End and was nominated for four Olivier Awards.
The Bodyguard – UK Tour
Saturday 28 January – Saturday 4 February 2023
Glasgow King’s Theatre
Tuesday 7 February – Saturday 11 February 2023
Bradford Alhambra Theatre
Monday 13 February – Saturday 18 February 2023
Monday 20 February – Saturday 25 February 2023
Monday 27 February – Saturday 4 March 2023
Stoke Regent Theatre
Monday 6 March – Saturday 11 March 2023
New Wimbledon Theatre
Monday 20 March – Saturday 25 March 2023
Monday 27 March – Saturday 1 April 2023
Dartford Orchard Theatre
Monday 3 April – Saturday 15 April 2023
Manchester Palace Theatre
Monday 17 April – Saturday 22 April 2023
Leicester Curve Theatre
Monday 24 April – Saturday 29 April 2023
Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
Tuesday 2 May – Saturday 6 May 2023
Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre
Monday 8 May – Saturday 13 May 2023
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Monday 15 May – Saturday 20 May 2023
Bromley Churchill Theatre
Monday 22 May – Saturday 27 May 2023
Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Monday 29 May – Saturday 3 June 2023
Milton Keynes Theatre
Monday 12 June – Saturday 17 June 2023
Leeds Grand Theatre
Monday 19 June – Saturday 24 June 2023
Llandudno Venue Cymru
Monday 26 June – Saturday 1 July 2023
Plymouth Theatre Royal
Monday 3 July – Saturday 8 July 2023
Nottingham Theatre Royal
Monday 17 July – Saturday 22 July 2023