West End’s ‘The Bodyguard’ Musical Completes Casting, Begins Rehearsals

Posted on August 3, 2012 /Theater, UK

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The complete casting has been announced for the West End production of The Bodyguard, which begins performances at London’s Adelphi Theatre on November 6, prior to an official opening December 5.

Joining previously announced Heather Headley are black actors Debbie Kurup and Ray Shell. Alternating the role of Rachel Marron’s young son Fletcher will be Luis Buddy, Caius Duncombe, Jaydon Fowora Knight, Kwame Kandekore, Taylor Lockhart, and Malaki Paul.

Rounding out the cast are Lloyd Owen, Mark Letheren, Nicolas Colicos, Mark McKerracher, Sean Chapman, David Page and Oliver Le Sueur.

The production will tell the story of a bodyguard (Owen) hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron (Headley) from a serial stalker and dangerous man. Whitney Houston originated the role of Rachel in the hit 1992 film.

According to the DailyMail.co.uk, the cast will perform all songs featured in the movie, including ‘I Will Always Love You,’’Run to You,’ ‘I Have Nothing,’ and a dozen other songs from Houston’s music catalogue.

Headley won the 2000 Best Actress in a Musical Tony Award for the title role in Aida and originated the role of Nala in Broadway’s The Lion King. Shell appeared as a standby in the 2010 Broadway production of Driving Miss Daisy. He has also starred in original West End productions of Miss Saigon and Gone With The Wind.

For tickets or more information, visit thebodyguardmusical.com.

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