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Alexandra Burke is truly one of the UK’s most distinguishable powerhouse voices, having sold over 5 million records in the UK and clocked-up over 150 million streams.

Alexandra’s three studio albums Overcome (2009), Heartbreak On Hold (2012) and The Truth Is (2018) have spawned smash hit singles across the last decade including #1 Bad Boys (Feat. Flo Rida), #4 All Night Long (Feat. Pitbull), #1 Start Without You (Feat. Laza Morgan), #3 Elephant (Feat. Erick Morillo) and #8 Broken Heels. Her debut single Hallelujah was a millionselling chart-topper, a first for a British female soloist, and was the best-selling single of 2008.

Alexandra has established herself as one of the UK’s most sought-after leading ladies in London’s West End. Her 2014 theatre debut was as Rachel Marron in the highly acclaimed musical, The Bodyguard before stepping into the lead role of Deloris van Cartier in Sister Act in 2016. It was a double-whammy in 2018 as Alexandra starred in Chess at the London Coliseum, followed by her favourite role to date as Roxie Hart in the West End production of Chicago. In 2019, Alexandra reprised her role as Rachel Marron in the worldwide touring production of The Bodyguard, finishing in Japan.

Alexandra first rose to fame twelve years ago, winning the fifth series of The X Factor in 2008 while duetting with her idol Beyonce. This iconic performance has been viewed over 35 million times on YouTube. Debut album Overcome, featured three #1 singles, spent a year on the UK Album chart, has sold-over 850,000 copies and earned three BRIT Award nominations.

Alexandra is proudly an official ambassador for Smart Works, The Commonwealth, Breast Cancer Care, WellChild, Diabetes UK and Notting Hill Carnival. It is important for Alexandra to give back to her community and causes close to her heart, she will always find time for charity amongst her work commitments.

In 2018, in the wake of her beloved mothers passing, Alexandra setup the The Melissa Bell Foundation in her mother’s honour to help disadvantage children gain access to music, dance and drama classes at the world-renowned Sylvia Young Theatre School in London. She also set-up The Fall Ball, a gala event aiming to raise funds for the foundation.

A firm favourite across both stage and screen, Alexandra reached the final of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2017. Last month she took part in The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer 2021 on Channel 4 where she was crowned ‘Star Baker’. Later this year Alexandra will originate the role of Julianne Potter in the world premiere of My Best Friend’s Wedding touring across the UK and Ireland from September 2021.

Alexandra is currently writing and recording her eagerly-awaited fourth studio album.

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Alexandra Burke STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
Deloris Van Cartier [Replacement]

[West End]
West End Revival, 2021
The Narrator

[West End]
London Coliseum Revival Production, 2018

[West End]
West End Return Engagement, 2018
Roxie Hart [Replacement]

[West End]
West End Original Production, 2012
Rachel Marron [Replacement]

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Lesley Joseph, Lemar, Clive Rowe, and More Join SISTER ACT at the Dominion Theatre

The producers of the award-winning production of SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL have announced further casting for the run at the Dominion Theatre from 15 March to 8 June 2024.

Ruth Jones Joins the Cast of SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL in the West End

Gavin and Stacey star and co-writer Ruth Jones will swap Barry Island for blessings as ‘Mother Superior’, making her West End debut in SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL at the Dominion Theatre from Friday 15 March 2024.

RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE UK Sets Guest Judges For Season 5

Each week, the queens face challenges that test their drag skills to the max. Although the crucial decision lies with Mama Ru and her loyal Drag Race UK besties and judging panel - Michelle Visage, Alan Carr and Graham Norton - a host of celebrity Drag Race super fans will also be joining in on the fun to help deliberate the fate of the queens.

Sonata Founder Will Premiere New Musical Cabaret Show SONGS I CAN'T SING

Dale Bassett, founder of Sonata Piano & Cabaret Lounge, will finally take to Manchester's premiere cabaret stage this September with Songs I Can't Sing, an evening of miscast songs from the musicals.

Patrick Duffy, Tristan Gemmill & More to Star in TWELVE ANGRY MEN UK Tour

Get all the details about the upcoming TWELVE ANGRY MEN UK Tour featuring TV stars Patrick Duffy and Tristan Gemmill. Don't miss the opportunity to see this incredible cast in action!

Priority and General On Sale Dates Revealed for SISTER ACT at the Dominion Theatre

On sale dates have been announced for the West End return of the Olivier Award nominated production of SISTER ACT at the Dominion Theatre from Friday 15 March to Saturday 31 August 2024.

SISTER ACT Will Return to the West End in Spring 2024 Starring Beverley Knight and Alexandra Burke

The producers of the Olivier Award nominated SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL have announced that the production will return to the West End at the Dominion Theatre from Friday 15 March to Saturday 31 August 2024.

Alexandra Burke Helps Launch This Year's 'Love Your Local Theatre' Campaign By The National Lottery

On World Theatre Day, The National Lottery’s Love Your Local Theatre campaign returns for a second year running, made possible through a partnership with Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre, the UK's leading theatre membership organisations committed to making theatre accessible to everyone. 

Photos: First Look at JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at the London Palladium

All new production photos have been released for Jack and the Beanstalk at The London Palladium. The panto plays from 10 December 2022 to 15 January 2023 this Christmas with a cast led by Dawn French, Julian Clary, Alexandra Burke, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers, Gary Wilmot, Louis Gaunt, Rob Madge and Natalie McQueen.  


Way, way back, what back feels like, many centuries ago, an all-singing, all-dancing revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, directed by Laurence Connor, opened at the London Palladium in the summer of 2019.

Further Casting Announced For JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at the London Palladium

Louis Gaunt, Rob Madge and Natalie McQueen will join the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk at The London Palladium this Christmas. They join the previously announced Dawn French, Julian Clary, Alexandra Burke, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot. Jack and the Beanstalk plays from 10 December 2022 to 15 January 2023.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is Coming to Toronto as a Test Run for Potential Broadway Revival

The new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which played the West End in 2019 and 2021, and is currently touring the UK, will come to Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre in December for a two-month run. It is being called a “test run” for a potential Broadway production. 

VIDEO: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Pantomime at The London Palladium

Get a behind the scenes look at Jack and the Beanstalk with Mark Walters (set designer) and Michael Harrison (director and producer)! Dawn French, Julian Clary, Alexandra Burke, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot lead the cast in Jack and the Beanstalk at The London Palladium.

Alexandra Burke Joins JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at the London Palladium

British X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke will take the stage this holiday season for the London Palladium pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.

Milton Keynes Theatre Reveals Summer 2022 Season; LES MISERABLES, BAT OUT OF HELL, and More!

Returning to the venue after a sell-out run in 2019 is the phenomenal Les Misérables, the musical often regarded as the most popular in the world. Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production arrives in Milton Keynes on Tue 26 Apr for four weeks.

ALADDIN, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK & More Win 2022 Pantomime Awards - See the Full List!

On Tuesday 19th April at a star-studded ceremony at the Trafalgar Theatre in London's West End, the winners of the 2022 Pantomime Awards in association with Butlin's were revealed.

Nominations Revealed For The 2021/2022 Season Pantomime Awards

The UK Pantomime Association has announced the nominations for The Pantomime Awards in association with Butlin's.


The full cast has been announced for the sensational brand-new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which begins a UK & Ireland Tour at Manchester Opera House on Wednesday 23 March. See the full schedule and learn all about the new production.

CHICAGO Announced at Milton Keynes

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.


Alexandra Burke has not appeared on Broadway.

Alexandra Burke has appeared on London's West End in 5 shows.

Alexandra Burke's first West End show was The Bodyguard which opened in 2012

Alexandra Burke's next show will be Sister Act which opens on 3/15/2024 on West End.

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