It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
Recording artist Beverley Knight will join the cast as Rachel Marron and Tristan Gemmill (best known for playing Dr Adam Trueman in Casualty) as Frank Farmer. Debbie Kurup continues in the role of Nicki Marron. Other new cast members includes Richard Lloyd King (Bill Devaney), Stephen Marcus (Tony), Dominic Taylor (Sy Spector), Michael Rouse (Stalker), 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, Christopher Terry.
Based on the Warner Bros. film of the same name with screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, and featuring Whitney Houston’s greatest hits, The Bodyguard opened at the Adelphi Theatre 5 Dec 2012, following previews from 6 Nov.
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.