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Saturday, 7 June 2014

FIRST LOOK: New cast joins The Bodyguard, starring Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Burke has joined the cast of the hit West End musical The Bodyguard, playing the leading role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron.  Burke plays opposite Tristan Gemmill who continues in the role of Rachel’s bodyguard, Frank Farmer. Alexandra Burke joins the production at the Adelphi Theatre where the show is playing to 30 August 2014. 

The current cast (March 2014) comprises Alexandra Burke (Rachel Marron), Tristan Gemmill (Frank Farmer), Carole Stennett (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’Mahoney, Stuart Rogers, Kyle Seeley, Danielle Steers, Katy Stredder and Christopher Terry.

Monday, 7 April 2014


On 2 June this year, Alexandra Burke will join the cast of the hit West End musical The Bodyguard, to play the leading role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron.  Burke will play opposite Tristan Gemmill who continues in the role of Rachel’s bodyguard, Frank Farmer.  Alexandra Burke will join the production at the Adelphi Theatre where the show is playing to 30 August 2014.  Beverley Knight will continue in the role of Rachel Marron until 31 May 2014.

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 thebrilliant creative team and, with a little trepidation, I am looking forward to our first performance in June.”


Tuesday, 17 December 2013

The Bodyguard Christmas Competition! #iwillalwayslovexmas

To add a little festive cheer into the West End, The Bodyguard Musical are running an exciting Christmas competition on their website! Help hang all the golden baubles on the Christmas tree, to be in for the chance to win a VIP night in London, including Top Price tickets and a night’s stay at The Savoy Hotel. There are also multiple runners up prizes available too!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

THE BODYGUARD release new trailer, featuring Beverely Knight and Tristan Gemmill

The Bodyguard Musical have released a brand new theatrical trailer featuring new cast members, including Beverley Knight and Tristan Gemmill. The Bodyguard, based on the smash-hit film which starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, is now playing in London’s West End. Multi-award winning recording artist Beverley Knight stars as Rachel Marron with Tristan Gemmill (Casualty, London’s Burning) as Rachel’s bodyguard, Frank Farmer. If this doesn't make you want to watch the show, then there is something wrong with you!


Monday, 30 September 2013

The Bodyguard the Musical: Theatre Review

The Bodyguard has to be one of the most iconic films of all time, Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner’s performances have gone down in history. Recreating such a huge film on stage is a risky thing; it will always be compared to original film. Fortunately, the stage version really stands on its own two feet. With a few adjustments to the story it has been translated onto stage perfectly. The Bodyguard tells the story of worldwide superstar Rachel Marron (NOT Whitney Houston) and how she is being stalked by an obsessed fan. Frank Farmer is brought in as her new bodyguard to try and control the situation whilst working with people to catch the stalker. 
If you’re a fan of the film then you might be put off by the fact that there have been a few changes in the story but I actually think its for the best and the changes make the characters a lot more interesting. I’m not going to mention any of these however, you’ll need to find out for yourself! I have previously seen the show in previews and didn’t like it, there was just something missing from the production. Something I couldn’t put my finger on. Upon returning everything I thought about it before had disappeared, its a very clean and smooth show and the thing I thought was missing (whatever that was!) is definitely there! It moves like a movie, with fast paced scenes and the variety of locations created by Tim Hatley’s set. 
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