Producers have today announced that Alexandra Burke will star in the leading rôle of Rachel Marron in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Thea Sharrock’s hit musicalThe Bodyguard. The tour opens at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on12 February 2015.
Burke had already played the rôle in the West End and is thrilled to be taking part in the tour “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.”
Burkerose to fame after winning the fifth series ofThe X Factor.Her debut number one singleHallelujahsold over one million copies in the UK, a first for a British female soloist.
Alexandra Burke will perform the rôle of Rachel Marron’at all evening performances. At the matinée performances, the rôle of Rachel Marron will be played by Zoe Birkett.
The Bodyguard opens in Southampton and then tours to Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Cardiff, Plymouth, Dublin, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Sheffield, Oxford and Manchester