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Preview: The Bodyguard at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Alexandra Burke To Dazzle As Rachel Marron In Smash-Hit Musical The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tuesday 23 July – Saturday 3 August 2019

Alexandra Burke is set to make a triumphant return to Newcastle Theatre Royal as ‘Rachel Marron’ in the award-winning blockbuster musical The Bodyguard at the evening performances from Tuesday 23 July to Saturday 3 August 2019.

The X Factor winner Alexandra previously wowed Theatre Royal audiences when she previously performed the role to packed audiences during the musical’s run in 2015 and received praise for her performance as ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ in Sister Act in 2017.

Most recently, Alexandra has appeared as ‘Svetlana’ in Chess at the London Coliseum and can currently be seen as ‘Roxie’ in Chicago at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre. Last year she reached the final of Strictly Come Dancing and her debut single Hallelujah reached number one and sold over one million copies in the UK, a first for a British female soloist.

Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. movie starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard, the musical tells the story of 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. A romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including 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.

Directed by Thea Sharrock with book by Oscar winning (Birdman) Alex Dinelaris, The Bodyguard had its world premiere at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End in 2012 and was nominated for four Olivier Awards. A sell out 18 month UK and Ireland tour followed, before the show returned to the West End at the Dominion Theatre.  The Bodyguard has also played in the Netherlands, Germany, South Korea, Canada, Italy, Australia, Madrid, France, and on tour throughout the US and can currently be seen in Stuttgart.

Photos: Paul Coltas

Please note: Alexandra Burke is scheduled to perform the role of ‘Rachel Marron’ at all evening performances only.

The Bodyguard plays at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tuesday 23 July – Saturday 3 August 2019. Tickets are priced from £22.50 and can be purchased at or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge).

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