The Bodyguard London to Close 30 Aug 2014


The Bodyguard London to Close 30 Aug 2014

Beverley Knight Tristan Gemmill


The Bodyguard will close 30 August 2014 and will go on UK National Tour opening at the Mayflower Theatre Southhampton on Thursday 12th February 2015. The London production will have a cast change 2 June 2014 with three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke to play Rachel Marron and Tristan Gemmill to continue Frank Farmer.



The Bodyguard’s premiere production opened in London’s West End on 5 December 2012, following previews at the Adelphi Theatre from 6 November 2012. The production which initially was booking until April 2013, opening cast included Grammy and Tony Award winner Heather Headley as Rachel Marron, Lloyd Owen as Frank Farmer and Debbie Kurup as Nicki Marron. A month after opening with advance sales of more than four million pounds booking was extended until 28 September 2013.

Headley departed the show at the start of August with her alternate Gloria Onitiri taking over the role short term until 7 September 2013. From 9 September the show’s first major cast change took place with soul artist Beverley Knight taking over the role of Rachel Marron and Tristan Gemmill as Frank Farmer. The show initially extended to March after Knight took over but later extended booking to 30 August 2014.According to one of the musical’s producer’s David Ian, productions are planned for UK National Tour, Australia, Broadway, Germany and the Far East.



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