Alexandra Burke returns to The Bodyguard in December in the starring role of Rachel Marron, when the musical’s forthcoming tour kicks off in Glasgow.
The award-winning show opens at Glasgow Theatre Royal on 3 December, playing until 29 December 2018.
Burke, who previously played the role in both the West End and the subsequent 2015/2016 tour, will appear in the evenings only.
She first rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor. Most recently, she appeared as ‘Svetlana’ in Chess at the London Coliseum and will soon appear as ‘Roxie’ in Chicago at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre.
After Glasgow, The Bodyguard visits Hull New Theatre(8 – 19 January 2019), Southend Cliff’s Pavilion (22 January – 2 February 2019), Grand Opera House Belfast (6 – 16 February 2019) Liverpool Empire (26 February – 9 March 2019), Milton Keynes Theatre (12 – 23 March 2019), Bristol Hippodrome (26 March – 6 April 2019), Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff (16 – 27 April 2019), Norwich Theatre Royal (30 April – 11 May 2019) and Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (14 – 25 May 2019).
The Bodyguard, which had its world premiere at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End in 2012, is based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. movie starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.
It has also played in the Netherlands, Germany, South Korea, Canada, Italy, Australia, Madrid, France, and on tour throughout the US and can currently be seen in Stuttgart.