Producers have announced that the award-winning international smash hit musical The Bodyguard will tour the UK and Ireland next year.
Opening at Glasgow King’s Theatre on Saturday 28th January 2023, the tour will travel across the UK and Ireland, stopping at the likes of Leeds Grand Theatre, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Manchester Palace Theatre and Leicester Curve Theatre.
Further venues will be announced in due course, with dates currently on offer up until Saturday 22nd July 2023 at Bristol Hippodrome. Casting will be announced soon.
The story follows a former secret service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, who 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.
It’s described a romantic thriller and features a host of classic hits including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.
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Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. movie starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard is directed by Thea Sharrock and features a book by Oscar-winning Alex Dinelaris.The show had its world premiere at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End and was nominated for four Olivier Awards.
A sell-out 18 month UK and Ireland tour followed, before the show returned to the West End at the Dominion Theatre ahead of a second sell out tour of the UK and Ireland in 2018/19.
To date, The Bodyguard has played to more than 3.6 million people in 15 countries and 45 US cities. Countries include the Netherlands, Germany, South Korea, Canada, Italy, Australia, Spain, France, the US, Austria and Japan.
Group rates are venue specific, with more information and full dates available at www.thebodyguardmusical.com