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The Bodyguard - images released and final casting announced

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

AS PREVIOUSLY announced, Beverley Knight returns to the international hit musical The Bodyguard for a strictly limited six month West End run to play Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron, with Ben Richards as Frank Farmer, Marron’s bodyguard.

Performances begin at the Dominion Theatre on July 15, 2016 for this strictly limited season to January 7, 2017.

The full cast comprises Beverley Knight (Rachel Marron), Ben Richards (The Bodyguard), Rachel John (Nicki Marron), Carole Stennett (alternate Rachel Marron), Mark Holden (Bill Devaney), Alex Andreas (Tony), Dominic Taylor (Sy Spector), Matthew Stathers (Stalker) and Glen Fox (Ray Court).

Ensemble members are Omari Bernard, Faye Best, Pablo Ceresuela Torres, Lisa Darnell, Charles Hagerty, Emma Joy Hopkins, Ibinabo Jack, Christopher Jeffers, Verity Jones, Annie Kitchen, Phoebe Liberty, Elliot Powell, Raul Naranjo Garcia, Mary Lynn Tiep, Michael Wade-Peters, Kyle Wardlaw, Matthew Wesley, Emmy Willow and Mark Willshire.

Keaton Edmund, Max Fincham, Jaden Oshenye and Mickell Stewart Grimes alternate the role of Fletcher, Rachel Marron’s young son.

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.

Images from the production have also been released. To view them, click here

Read more about The Bodyguard.

NB: At Monday evening and Wednesday matinee performances the role of Rachel Marron will be played by Carole Stennett.

Image: Beverley Knight as Rachel Marron and Ben Richards as Frank Farmer. Photo by Paul Coltas.