X Factor winner Alexandra Burke will take to the stage as Julianne Potter in the world premiere of My Best Friend’s Wedding The Musical.

Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Burke is the lead character, Julianne Potter.

The production will travel across the UK and Ireland, beginning its run at Plymouth Theatre Royal from 16th September 2020.

Based on the 1990’s film of the same name, My Best Friend’s Wedding will then visit Manchester, Bradford, Leicester, Aberdeen, Stoke-on-Trent, Dublin, Wolverhampton, Milton Keynes, Sheffield and Eastbourne.

Full casting for the musical will be announced soon.

About the show

Fiery food critic Julianne Potter (Alexandra Burke) has always turned her nose up at romance. It’s the reason she broke up with her sweetheart Michael O’Neal.

When Julianne hears Michael is about to be married, she vows to win him back for good, but with perfect Kimmy in the way, it’s not as easy as she first thought. Can she derail her best friend’s wedding in time and keep Michael all for herself?

The musical features some well-known pop anthems by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, including I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself, Walk on By, I Say A Little Prayer and What’s New Pussycat.

It will have a book written by Ronald Bass (Rain Man & The Joy Luck Club) and Jonathan Harveu (Beautiful Thing & Coronation Street).

Alexandra Burke’s career so far…

The singer first rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor, with her debut number one single Hallelujah selling more than one million copies in the UK, a first for a British female soloist.

After a string of albums, Alexandra reached the final of Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 before going on to appear in many theatre productions.

Her credits include Svetlana in Chess at the London Coliseum, Roxie in Chicago at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre and Deloris Van Cartier in the national tour of the musical Sister Act.

Burke can currently be seen in the role of Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard having previously played the part in both the West End and the subsequent sell out 2015/2016 tour. 

For a full breakdown of touring dates and more information, visit www.bestfriendsweddingmusical.com