Tuesday, November 6

Full casting for new tour of The Bodyguard starring Alexandra Burke

Producers Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced full casting for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the award-winning t musical THE BODYGUARD  which opens at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on  3rd  December.
 
Joining the previously announced Alexandra Burke as Rachel Marron is  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.
 
They will be joined by 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.

Alexandra Burke returns to the role of Rachel Marron following her triumphant run in the show in both the West End and the subsequent sell out 2015/2016 tour. She first rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor and her debut number one single Hallelujah sold over one million copies in the UK, a first for a British female soloist. She most recently appeared as ‘Svetlana’ in “Chess”Theatre. Last year she reached the final of “Strictly Come Dancing”. Her other theatre credits include ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ in the national tour of the musical “Sister Act”.  

Benoît Maréchal starred as Frank Farmer in the French Production of The Bodyguard. His other credits include Quartett at the Odeon Theatre Paris and La Passion Selon St Jean at the Chatelet Theatre. On TV he has appeared in the successful Spiral. 

Micha Richardson’s credits include the national tours of Legally Blonde, Fame and Mamma Mia! where she played the role of Ali. Her international tour credits include We Will Rock You and The Bodyguard. Peter Landi’s many theatre credits include This House at the National Theatre, To Kill a Mockingbird at Manchester’s Royal Exchange and I.D. at the Almeida. 

Craig Berry’s  theatre credits include Mamma Mia!, Cats, Closer to Heaven, Titanic and The Producers. 

Gary Turner is probably best known for playing Carlos Diaz in ITV1’s Emmerdale and Nathan Blake in Hollyoaks. His theatre credits include national tours of Dead Guilty, How the Other Half Loves, Jekyll and Hyde and most recently Strictly Murder. 

Phil Atkinson recently played Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Kilworth House. He has also appeared in Little Shop of Horrors and Spring Awakening. 

Simon Cotton has appeared in A Clockwork Orange at the Park Theatre and The Dumb Waiter at the Yvonne Arnaud theatre. 

Carole Stennett’s many theatre credits include Rosa Parks in King at Hackney Empire, Dotty in Caroline, or Change at Hampstead Theatre and Nala in The Lion King in the West End and on tour. Carole has appeared as Rachel Marron many times in The Bodyguard in the West End, China and Toronto as well as the role of Nicki Marron in the show in the West End.

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