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Alexandra Burke Leads The Bodyguard UK Tour

Published by: Cameron Lowe on 17th Oct 2014 | View all blogs by Cameron Lowe



Following her sell-out run at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End, producers Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke, will star in the leading role of ‘Rachel Marron’ in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Thea Sharrock’s hit musical THE BODYGUARD 
www.thebodyguardmusical.comThe tour opens at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 12 February 2015 and makes its Scottish premiere at the King’s Theatre Glasgow on 4 March 2015.

Alexandra Burke said "I couldn't be happier to be joining the tour and I'm excited to get started. Being on the theatre stage has brought me great happiness. It is an honour to have been asked to join the team and I look forward to creating new and long lasting memories with the cast.

Alexandra Burke photo by Uli WebberAlexandra 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 Burke will perform the role of ‘Rachel Marron’ at all evening performances. At the matinee performances, the role of ‘Rachel Marron’ will be played by Zoe Birkett.

Zoe Birkett is probably best known as the highest placing female contestant in ITV’s Pop Idol, 2002. Since then she has appeared in the West End productions of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and originated the female lead in Thriller Live. Her other theatre credits include the Acid Queen in Tommy and Maureen in Rent.

Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, THE BODYGUARD, which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Best Set Design and won Best New Musical at the Whatsonstage Awards.

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 NightSo EmotionalOne Moment in TimeSaving All My LoveI’m Your Baby TonightRun to YouI Have NothingI Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

Photo by Uli  Webber,  courtesy of Ambassadors Theatre Group 


THE BODYGUARD – UK AND IRELAND TOUR
 2015

 

THURSDAY 12 – SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY

MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON -http://www.mayflower.org.uk

ON SALE NOW


WEDNESDAY 4 – SATURDAY 14 MARCH

KING’S THEATRE GLASOW -http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre/

ON SALE NOW

 

TUESDAY 17 – SATURDAY 28 MARCH

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE ABERDEEN -www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

ON SALE NOW

 

WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL – SATURDAY 18 APRIL

THEATRE ROYAL NEWCASTLE - www.theatreroyal.co.uk

ON SALE NOW

 

TUESDAY 21 APRIL – SATURDAY 2 MAY

WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE -www.grandtheatre.co.uk

ON SALE NOW

 

TUESDAY 16 JUNE –SATURDAY 27 JUNE

WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF -www.wmc.org.uk

ON SALE NOW

 

TUESDAY 7 – SATURDAY 18 JULY

THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH - www.theatreroyal.com

ON SALE NOW

 

TUESDAY 21 JULY – SATURDAY 1 AUGUST

BORD GÁIS ENERGY THEATRE -www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie   

ON SALE 17 OCTOBER

 

TUESDAY 4 – SATURDAY 29 AUGUST

BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME -www.birminghamhippodrome.com

ON SALE NOW

 

TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER

EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE -www.atgtickets.com/venues/edinburgh-playhouse/

ON SALE NOW

 

TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER

NOTTINGHAM CONCERT HALL - www.trch.co.uk/

ON SALE NOW

 

TUESDAY 27 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER

LYCEUM THEATRE, SHEFFIELD -www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

ON SALE 8 NOVEMBER

 

TUESDAY 10 – SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER

NEW THEATRE OXFORD -www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-theatre-oxford/

ON SALE NOW

 

TUESDAY 8 DECEMBER 2015 – SATURDAY 2 JANUARY 2016

MANCHESTER PALACE THEATRE –www.atgtickets.com/venues/palace-theatre-manchester

ON SALE SOON

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