Casting is now complete for the forthcoming U.K. and Ireland tour of the London musical The Bodyguard, which will launch December 3 at the Theatre Royal Glasgow.
Joining Alexandra Burke as Rachel Marron will be Benoît Maréchal as Frank Farmer, Micha Richardson as Nicki Marron, Peter Landi as Bill Devaney, Craig Berry as Tony, Gary Turner as Sy Spector, Phil Atkinson as The Stalker, and Simon Cotton as Ray Court. (At certain performances the role of Rachel Marron will be played by Carole Stennett.)
The rest of the company includes Rosie Cava-Beale, Callum Clack, Myles Cork, Kerry Crozier, Sia Dauda, Gustav Die, Chris Edgerley, James Lee Harris, Holly Liburd, Jack Loy, Hannah Millichamp, Helen Parsons, Daniil Shmidt, Jessica Simmons, Yiota Theo, and Michael Wade Peters.
Burke returns to the role of Rachel Marron following her triumphant run in the show in both the West End and the subsequent 2015–2016 tour. She first rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor.
Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar-nominated Warner Bros. movie starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard, directed by Thea Sharrock with a book by Oscar winner Alex Dinelaris, had its world premiere at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End in 2012 and was nominated for four Olivier Awards.
Click here for the touring itinerary.