Full Casting Announced for World Premiere of The Bodyguard in London; Heather Headley Stars
By Mark Shenton
Full casting has been announced for the world premiere production of The Bodyguard that begins performances at the West End's Adelphi Theatre Nov. 6, prior to an official opening Dec. 5.
Joining the previously announced Heather Headley and Lloyd Owen are Debbie Kurup, Mark Letheren, Ray Shell, Nicolas Colicos, Mark McKerracher, Sean Chapman, David Page and Oliver Le Sueur. They are joined by Luis Buddy, Caius Duncombe, Jaydon Fowora Knight, Kwame Kandekore, Taylor Lockhart and Malakai Paul who will share the role of Fletcher, Rachel Marron’s young son. Ensemble members are Nigel Barber, Jordan Darrell, Yasmin Harrison, Shanay Holmes, Holly James, Robert Jezek, Melissa Keyes, Gil Kolirin, Janet Kumah, Nick Maude, Richard Murphy, Gloria Onitiri, Ashley J Packer, Dharmesh Patel, Lucinda Shaw, Paul Smethurst, Charlotte Watts and James Wooldridge.
Based on Lawrence Kasdan's 1992 Warner Bros. film of the same name, the musical is directed by Thea Sharrock and features a book by Alex Dinelaris. The score is made up of many of Whitney Houston's greatest hits, including "Queen of the Night," "So Emotional," "One Moment in Time," "Saving All My Love," "I'm Your Baby Tonight," "Run to You," "I Have Nothing," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and "I Will Always Love You."
The musical has designs by Tim Hatley, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Richard Brooker, choreography by Arthur Pita, orchestrations by Chris Egan and musical supervision by Mike Dixon. It is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.
In The Bodyguard, 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.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 579 0094 or visit www. thebodyguardmusical.com for more details.
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