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The Bodyguard - Beverley Knight extends run

Beverley Knight and Tristan Gemmill

DUE TO public demand, Beverley Knight has confirmed that she is extending her current run in the starring role of Rachel Marron in the hit West End musical The Bodyguard – until May 31, 2014.

Knight joined the show in September this year and has subsequently played to such packed houses and standing ovations at the Adelphi Theatre, that the Producers, Michael Harrison and David Ian, have asked her to stay longer.

Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, Thea Sharrock’s production of The Bodyguard has recently announced the release of over 300,000 tickets for sale, taking booking at the Adelphi Theatre to August 30, 2014.

As well as Beverley Knight, the current cast comprises Tristan Gemmill (as Frank Farmer), Debbie Kurup (Nicki Marron), 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 Griffiths, 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 and Christopher Terry.

Elliot Aubrey, Mark Jones, Anton Joseph and Michael Matias alternate the role of Fletcher, Rachel Marron’s young son.

In this romantic thriller, 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.

The show features irresistible classics such as 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 a book by Alex Dinelaris, Sharrock’s production of The Bodyguard received its world premiere in November 2012. Designs are by Tim Hatley, with lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Richard Brooker and video designs by Duncan McLean. Choreography is by Arthur Pita, orchestrations by Chris Egan and musical supervision by Mike Dixon.

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