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NEWS: The Bodyguard UK & Ireland Tour to open at Southampton’s Mayflower

The first every UK &Ireland tour of the hit musical The Bodyguard will open at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre on Thursday 12th February 2015, before embarking on an extensive tour including stop-overs in; Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Stoke, Bradford, Stoke, Plymouth and Dublin further dates and venues are to be announced soon.

Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film,The Bodyguard has a book by Alex Dinelaris and opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End in December 2012, where it continues to play to packed houses and standing ovations. It was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Best Set Design.

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 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.

The Bodyguard is directed by Thea Sharrock and produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian. Casting for the Tour is still to be announced.

THE BODYGUARD – UK AND IRELAND TOUR 2015 TOR DATES
THURSDAY 12 – SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY
MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON – http://www.mayflower.org.uk

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WEDNESDAY 4 – SATURDAY 14 MARCH
KING’S THEATRE GLASGOW – http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre

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TUESDAY 17 – SATURDAY 28 MARCH
HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE ABERDEEN – www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

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WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL – SATURDAY 18 APRIL
THEATRE ROYAL NEWCASTLE – www.theatreroyal.co.uk

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TUESDAY 21 APRIL – SATURDAY 2 MAY
WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE – www.grandtheatre.co.uk

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TUESDAY 19 – SATURDAY 30 MAY
REGENT THEATRE STOKE – www.atgtickets.com/venues/regent-theatr

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TUESDAY 2 – SATURDAY 13 JUNE
ALHAMBRA THEATRE BRADFORD – www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

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TUESDAY 16 JUNE –SATURDAY 27 JUNE
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF – www.wmc.org.uk

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TUESDAY 7 – SATURDAY 18 JULY
THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH – www.theatreroyal.com

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TUESDAY 21 JULY – SATURDAY 1 AUGUST
BORD GÁIS ENERGY THEATRE – www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

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