Beverley Knight to Reprise Starring Role in West End Return of The Bodyguard

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Beverley Knight is to reprise her starring role in a West End return of The Bodyguard, a stage musical based on the 1992 film of the same name that she previously took over playing from original star Heather Headley during its West End premiere run at the Adelphi Theatre.

It will now play at the Dominion Theatre, beginning performances July 15 for a six month run to Jan. 7, 2017.

Thea Sharrock's production originally premiered in Nov. 2012, with Knight joining the company in 2013, followed by Alexandra Burke who then starred in the current U.K and Ireland tour, which ends its run in June.

Beverley Knight
Beverley Knight

There are also currently international productions at the Beatrix Theater in Utrecht, in the Netherlands and the Musical Dome Theatre in Cologne, Germany, both of which opened in 2015. Later this year productions will open in Korea and Italy and a U.S. production will open in November.

Based on Lawrence Kasdan's 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, the show has a a book by Alex Dinelaris. It is designed by Tim Hatley, with lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Richard Brooker and video designs by Duncan McLean, choreography by Karen Bruce, orchestrations by Chris Egan with musical supervision by Richard Beadle. It is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.

Joining Knight are Rachel John (Nicki Marron), Carole Stennett (alternate Rachel Marron, scheduled to play Monday evenings and Wednesday matinees), Mark Holden (Bill Devaney), Alex Andreas (Tony), Dominic Taylor (Sy Spector), Matthew Stathers (Stalker) and Glen Fox (Ray Court). Ensemble members are Faye Best, Pablo Ceresuela Torres, Carlos Ugarriza Crespo, Lisa Darnell, Charles Hagerty, Emma Joy Hopkins, Ibinabo Jack, Christopher Jeffers, Verity Jones, Phoebe Liberty, Raul Naranjo Garcia, Mary Lynn Tiep, Michael Wade-Peters, Matthew Wesley, Emmy Willow and Mark Willshire. Knight is a singer, songwriter and record producer who released her debut album in 1995. She has sold over a million albums in the UK, scoring several top 10's and four gold certified albums as well as the platinum selling "Voice: The Best of Beverley Knight." To date, she has won three MOBO Awards, an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Urban Music Awards, been three times nominated for Best Female at the Brit Awards, as well as for the Mercury Music Prize.



She was awarded an MBE for her services to music and charity in 2007, and at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London,she performed 'I Am What I Am' to a viewing audience of one billion people. After taking over in The Bodyguard, she originated the role of Felicia in the original London company of the transfer of Memphis The Musical, and recently completed a run as Grizabella in Cats. She will be releasing her eighth studio album this spring, as well as embarking on a solo tour across the U.K. in May and June.



To book tickets, contact the box office on 0845 200 7982 or visit thebodyguardmusical.com

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