Tony and Grammy Award-winner Heather Headley steps into Whitney Houston’s shoes for this stage adaptation of the hugely successful film, The Bodyguard.
When a former Secret Service agent, now a bodyguard, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from a stalker, both expect to be in charge. Neither expect to fall in love.
Based on the hit movie of the 1990s starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard features a host of chart-topping hits from Houston’s incredible back catalogue, including Queen Of The Night, So Emotional, One Moment In Time, Saving All My Love, I’m Your Baby Tonight, I Have Nothin, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and the iconic, chart-dominating I Will Always Love You.
The cast of The Bodyguard is led by the Trinidad-born Headley, who originated the role of Nala in The Lion King on Broadway and won a Tony Award for her performance in the title role of Aida. Also a recording artist, Headley’s third album, Audience Of One, won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album.
Headley is joined in The Bodyguard by British actor Lloyd Owen, whose London credits include Loyalty (Hampstead theatre), Blood And Gifts (National Theatre), The York Realist (Royal Court) and Julius Caesar (Young Vic). His screen credits include Monarch Of The Glen, Apollo 18 and Miss Potter.
Please note, matinees for The Bodyguard are now Fridays at 17:00 and Saturday at 15:00.
cast: Heather Headley (until 10 Aug), Lloyd Owen (until 7 Sep), Debbie Kurup, Mark Letheren, Ray Shell, Nicolas Colicos, Mark McKerracher, Sean Chapman, David Page, Oliver Le Sueur, Luis Buddy, Caius Duncombe, Jaydon Fowora Knight, Kwame Kandekore, Taylor Lockhart, Malakai Paul, Nigel Barber, Jordan Darrell, Yasmin Harrison, Shanay Holmes, Holly James, Robert Jezek, Melissa Keyes, Gil Kolirin, Janet Kumah, Nick Maude, Richard Murphy, Gloria Onitiri, Ashley J Packer, Dharmesh Patel, Lucinda Shaw, Paul Smethurst, Charlotte Watts, James Wooldridge
director: Thea Sharrock
book By: Alex Dinelaris
producer: Michael Harrison and David Ian
designer: Tim Hatley
choreographer: Arthur Pita
lighting designer: Mark Henderson
sound: Richard Brooker
Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2E 7NA
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