Friday, June 14

Beverley Knight & Tristan Gemmill New Leads in The Bodyguard

The fabulous soul diva Beverley Knight is set to make her West End debut in The Bodyguard  musical at the Adelphi Theatre when she takes over the role of Rachel Marron that Whitney Houston made famous on 9th September.

The amazing Heather Headley leaves the show on 10th August and Gloria Onitiri will play the role from 12th August-7th September inclusive. She is returning to the States and will star in the Broadway production that is expected to open late next year or early 2015.

Tristan Gemmill is taking over the role of The Bodyguard Frank Farmer from Lloyd Owen who leaves the show on 7th September.  Gemmill is best known for his television roles including Dr Adam Trueman in Casualty, Family Affairs, Where the Heart Is ,Grass, Kay Mellor's drama series Strictly Confidential,  DC Mitch Cowen in EastEnders and The Bill.

Last year he filmed the fantasy adventure movie Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box playing the role of Isambard Black which is  scheduled for release this year.

Debbie Kurup continues in the role of Nicki Marron. 

Other new cast members includes Richard Lloyd King (Bill Devaney), Stephen Marcus (Tony), Dominic Taylor (Sy Spector), Michael Rouse (Stalker) and Stuart Reid (Ray Court).

Ensemble members are Gareth Andrews, Kimball Armes, Christopher Birch, Hannah Fairclough, Robert Gill, Nicky Griff iths, Ben Harrold, Jamie Hughes-Ward, Alex Jackson, Genesis Lynea, Fergal McGoff, Sara Morley, Joelle Moses, David O’Mahoney, Stuart Rogers, Kyle Seeley, Danielle Steers, Katy Stredder, Christopher Terry.

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