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The full cast has been announced for the new stage musical of The Bodyguard based on the Warner Bros. film of the same name with screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, and featuring Whitney Houston’s greatest hits, which opens at the Adelphi Theatre 5 Dec 2012, following previews from 6 Nov - booking to 27 April 2013.
Joining previously mentioned Heather Headley as Rachel Marron and Lloyd Owen as Frank Farmer in the roles made famous on film by the late Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, are Debbie Kurup (Nicki Marron), Sean Chapman (Sy Spector), Nicolas Colicos (Tony), Mark Letheren (The Stalker), Ray Shell (Bill Devaney), Mark McKerracher (Herb Farmer), David Page (Rory), Oliver Le Sueur (Ray Court), Gloria Onitiri (alternate Rachel Marron), Nigel Barber, Jordan Darrell, Yasmin Harrison, Shanay Holmes, Holly James, Robert Jezek, Melissa Keyes, Gil Kolirin, Janet Kumah, Nick Maude, Richard Murphy, Ashley J Packer, Dharmesh Patel, Lucinda Shaw, Paul Smethurst, Charlotte Watts, James Wooldridge.
Alternating the role of Rachel Marron's young son Fletcher will be Luis Buddy (aged 11 from Ealing, London), Caius Duncombe (aged 11 from Shepherd's Bush, London), Jaydon Fowora Knight (aged 11 from Lambeth, London), Kwame Kandekore (aged 9 from Leicester), Taylor Lockhart (aged 10 from Lower Earley, near Reading) and Malaki Paul (aged 10 from Edmonton, London).
Directed by Thea Sharrock, the musical has book by Alex Dinelaris, designed by Tim Hatley, lighting by Mark Henderson , choreography by Arthur Pita, sound by Richard Brooker. Produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.
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 multitude of Whitney Houston’s hits 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, How Will I Know, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and I Will Always Love You.
Debbie Kurup originated the roles of Dee Dee in Tonight's The Night at the Victoria Palace and KT in Sister Act at the London Palladium. She was recently seen at the Adelphi theatre, reviving the role of Velma Kelly in Chicago. Kurup played Mimi in Rent both in the West End and on tour in the UK.
Sean Chapman theatre credits include Angels In America, Rutherford and Son and Sleep with Me for the National Theatre, Certain Young Men and Enemies for the Almeida Theatre, A Prayer For My Daughter at the Young Vic.
Nicolas Colicos theatre credits include Wonderful Town at the Queens Theatre, Whistle Down the Wind at the Aldwych, Sunset Boulevard at the Adelphi, Mamma Mia at the Prince Edward, The Producers at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Sunday in the Park with George at the National Theatre.