Singer Alexandra Burke will return to the starring role of Rachel Marron in the tour of The Bodyguard, opening at Glasgow Theatre Royal (December 3).
In January 2019, the musical moves on to Hull New Theatre, then Southend Cliff’s Pavilion; Grand Opera House Belfast; Liverpool Empire; Milton Keynes Theatre; Bristol Hippodrome; Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff; Norwich Theatre Royal and reaches Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury in May 2019.
She played the role in the West End and the subsequent sell-out 2015-2016 tour.
Burke rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor and her debut number one single Hallelujah sold more than one million copies in the UK, a first for a British female soloist.
She most recently appeared as Svetlana in Chess at the London Coliseum and will soon appear as Roxie in Chicago at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre.
Based on the movie starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard had its world premiere at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End in 2012 and was nominated for four Olivier Awards.
The romantic thriller tells the story of former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, who is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker.
It includes songs such as Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.
Further dates have been confirmed for summer 2019 in Southampton, Nottingham, Wolverhampton and Newcastle, but the casting is yet to be finalised.
Picture by Paul Coltas.