Alexandra Burke is a busy lady. Next week she moves into London’s Phoenix Theatre to take over the part of Roxie Hart in Chicago The Musical, and this December she returns to the role which made her famous, Rachel Marron, in the upcoming UK tour of The Bodyguard.
She had triumphant run in the show in both the West End and the subsequent sell out 2015/2016 tour. Alexandra will play Rachel at evening performances only.
The star first rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor. Since then she has appeared on stage in Chess and sister Act.
Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros movie, starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard is directed by Thea Sharrock with book by Oscar winning (Birdman) Alex Dinelaris.
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, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.
In the meantime Alexandra starts in Chicago on Monday, playing Roxie Hart until October 14.
December 3-29, GLASGOW, THEATRE ROYAL January 8-19, HULL NEW THEATRE January 22-February 2, SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILLION February 6-16, GRAND OPERA HOUSE BELFAST February 26-March 9, LIVERPOOL EMPIRE March 12-23, MILTON KEYNES THEATRE March 26-April 6, BRISTOL HIPPODROME April 16-27, CARDIFF, WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE April 30-May 11, NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL May 14-25, MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY.