I Will Always Love You – Reality TV Star Takes The Lead in “The Bodyguard”
Following her sell-out run at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End, producers Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced that three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke, will star in the leading role of ‘Rachel Marron’ in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Thea Sharrock’s hit musical THE BODYGUARD.
The Bodyguard will play from 22nd July to the 1st August 2015 at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.
Alexandra Burke said: "I couldn't be happier to be joining the tour and I'm excited to get started. Being on the theatre stage has brought me great happiness. It is an honour to have been asked to join the team and I look forward to creating new and long lasting memories with the cast."
Burke rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor. Her debut number one single Hallelujah sold over one million copies in the UK, a first for a British female soloist. Her first album, Overcome saw the release of her subsequent number one singles Bad Boys and Start Without You. In 2011 she embarked on her first solo tour and was invited by Beyoncé to support her I Am... Tour. Her second album, Heartbreak on Hold, was released in June 2012 and later this year sees the release of her third studio album.
Alexandra Burke will perform the role of ‘Rachel Marron’, made famous by Whitney Houston in the 1992 movie, at all evening performances during the Dublin run. During matinee performances, the role of ‘Rachel Marron’ will be played by Zoe Birkett. Birkett is best known as a runner-up in the 2002 series of Pop Idol.