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THE BODYGUARD extends run to August 2014 in London's West End - 300,000 new tickets released

300,000 NEW TICKETS RELEASED AS BOOKING FOR
THE BODYGUARD
EXTENDS TO AUGUST 2014



Starring Beverley Knight as Rachel Marron and Tristan Gemmill as Frank Farmer and based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, Thea Sharrock’s hit West End production of The Bodyguard announces the release of over 300,000 tickets for sale, taking booking at the Adelphi Theatre to 30 August 2014. 

With book by Alex Dinelaris, Sharrock’s production of The Bodyguard  recently celebrated a year in the West End following its world premiere in November last year. 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 with musical supervision by Mike Dixon. The Bodyguard is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian

The current cast comprises Beverley Knight (Rachel Marron), Tristan Gemmill (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. 

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.

Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight is a singer, songwriter and record producer who has been one of the UK's most consistent artists since the release of her debut album in 1995.   Having sold over a million albums in the UK, scoring several top 10’s and four gold certified albums as well as the platinum selling Voice: The Best Of Beverley Knight, her latest critically acclaimed album Soul UK, was a top 15 charting album upon its release in July 2011.  To date, she has won three MOBO Awards, an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Urban Music Awards, been three times nominated for Best Female at the Brit Awards and twice nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize. Knight has presented four series of Radio 2 show Beverley’s Gospel Nights and appeared in two series of hit BBC1 show Just The Two Of Us as well as appearing on stage with the likes of Prince, Stevie Wonder and Take That.  Last summer, she wowed a viewing audience of one billion with a rendition of the song I Am What I Am at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.  Knight, who in 2007 was awarded an MBE for her services to music and charity, is currently working on her eighth studio album.  

Tristan Gemmill is best known for playing Dr Adam Trueman in Casualty, a role he played in the BBC’s long-running medical drama seriesHis extensive television credits also include London’s Burning, Distant Shores, Strictly Confidential and Cape Wrath.  His earlier theatre credits include A Street Car Named Desire for Theatre Clwyd, Dangerous Corner for Chichester Festival Theatre, Design For Living for English Touring Theatre and Henry V for the Royal Shakespeare Company.  Gemmill can be seen in the newly-released British independent film Flying Blind’ starring Helen McCrory and will be appearing again on the big screen later this year in the fantasy adventure film Mariah Mundi And The Midas Box with Michael Sheen and Sam Neill.

LISTINGS INFORMATION

Dates                                        currently booking to 30 August 2014
Address                                      Adelphi Theatre, Strand, London WC2
Performance schedule                   Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees 3pm
At Wednesday and Saturday matinee performances the role of Rachel Marron will be played by Joelle Moses
                                                Check website for schedule
Beverley Knight is currently scheduled to appear in The Bodyguard until 8 March 2014
Box Office                                  0844 579 0094 (no booking fee)
                                                Ticket prices £20 - £67.50 including £1 theatre restoration levy
                                                No booking fee for tickets purchased directly from the Adelphi Theatre
Ticket prices                               £20 - £67.50 including £1 theatre restoration levy
                                                No booking fee for tickets purchased directly from the Adelphi Theatre
Day seats                                   A limited number of £25 day seats will go on sale from the Box Office at 10am on the day of the performance
Website                                     thebodyguardmusical.com (no booking fee)


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