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Beverley Knight Extends Run in THE BODYGUARD Through May 31

Beverley Knight in THE BODYGUARD. Photo by Paul Coltas.

Beverley Knight told the Daily Mail she has extended her run in the West End production of THE BODYGUARD through May 31, 2014. The musical is booking through August 2014.

"It's hard bloody work, but it's so much fun at the same time with this company. I'm singing and dancing every single night and I'm learning," Knight told the Mail. "I've always gone on stage to sing as Beverley Knight, but I've had to learn how to play someone else."

Read the original report here.

Starring Knight as Rachel Marron and Tristan Gemmill as Frank Farmer and based on Lawrence Kasdan's 1992 Oscar nominatEd Warner Bros. film, Thea Sharrock's hit West End production of The Bodyguard is now booking at the Adelphi Theatre through next summer.

With book by Alex Dinelaris, Sharrock's production of The Bodyguard recently celebrated a year in the West End following its world premiere in November last year. Designs are by Tim Hatley, with lighting byMark Henderson, sound by Richard Brooker and video designs by Duncan McLean. Choreography is byArthur Pita, orchestrations byChris Egan with musical supervision by Mike Dixon. The Bodyguard is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.

The current cast comprises Beverley Knight (Rachel Marron), Tristan Gemmill (Frank Farmer), Debbie Kurup (Nicki Marron), Richard Lloyd King (Bill Devaney), Stephen Marcus (Tony), Dominic Taylor (Sy Spector), Michael Rouse(Stalker) and 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 andChristopher Terry. Elliot Aubrey, Mark Jones, Anton Joseph and Michael Matias alternate the role of Fletcher, Rachel Marron's young son.

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 whole host of irresistible classics 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, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time - I Will Always Love You.

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