Based on Lawrence Kasdan's 1992 Warner Bros. film, this brand new musical of The Bodyguard, with book by Alex Dinelaris will open at the Adelphi Theatre in Autumn 2012. Previews begin on 6 November 2012, twenty years after the release of the Oscar nominated film. Press performances are 1 December at 7.30pm, 4 December at 7.30pm as well as opening night on 5 December at 7pm.
Joining Heather Headley
and Lloyd Owen
in new musical The Bodyguard, directed by Thea Sharrock
, 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, Jayden 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, Nicholas Maude
, Richard Murphy
, Gloria Onitiri
, Ashley J Packer, Dharmesh Patel, Lucinda Shaw
, Paul Smethurst, Charlotte Watts and James Wooldridge.
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 whole host of irresistible classics 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 one of the greatest hit songs of all time - I Will Always Love You.
With designs by Tim Hatley, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Richard Brooker and video designs by Duncan McLean. Choreography is by Arthur Pita, orchestrations by Chris Egan with musical supervision by Mike Dixon. The Bodyguard is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.