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Beverley Knight to Take Over Role of 'Rachel Marron' in West End's THE BODYGUARD, Sept 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Beverley Knight will take over the lead role from Heather Headley in The Bodyguard, beginning in September. She will play 'Rachel Marron' opposite Tristan Gemmill. Knight has appeared onstage in school productions of West Side Story and The Mikado.

"I know how to get inside the emotion of a song and deliver it to an audience in a way that doesn't overwhelm them," Knight told the Mail. "But it's a different kind of performance, with a different kind of energy."

"But one thing I'm certainly used to is opening my mouth and singing," she added, joking.

Read the original report here.

Headley will exit The Bodyguard at the end of August and will star in the same role on Broadway when the show opens in 2014 or 2015.

The Bodyguard, which opened in December last year, recently announced the release of over 250,000 tickets for sale taking booking at the Adelphi Theatre to 28 September 2013. Directed by Thea Sharrock and based on Lawrence Kasdan's 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, The Bodyguard has book by Alex Dinelaris.

The cast comprises Heather Headley (to 10 August 2013) and Lloyd Owen (to 7 September 2013) alongside Debbie Kurup (Nicki Marron), Mark Letheren (The Stalker), Ray Shell (Bill Devaney), Nicolas Colicos (Tony Scibelli), Mark McKerracher (Herb Farmer), Sean Chapman (Sy Spector), David Page (Rory Fryman) and Oliver Le Sueur (Ray Court). Ensemble members are Nigel Barber, Jordan Darrell, Yasmin Harrison, Shanay Holmes, Holly James, Robert Jezek, Melissa Keyes, Gil Kolirin, Janet Kumah, Nicholas Maude, Richard Murphy,Gloria Onitiri, Ashley J Packer, Dharmesh Patel, Lucinda Shaw, Paul Smethurst, Charlotte Watts and James Wooldridge.

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.

Knight released her debut album in 1995 and has released six albums to date. She is well known for her hits "Greatest Day", "Get Up!", "Shoulda Woulda Coulda" and "Come As You Are".


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