Tickets now on sale for Heather Headley in the West End premiere of ‘The Bodyguard’
Musical theatre fans and Trini patriots the world over need wait no longer to get their tickets for the London premiere of the new musical adaptation of The Bodyguard, which stars Grammy and Tony Award-winning Trinidadian actor, singer and songwriter Heather Headley in her West End debut.
Perfectly timed with the launch of two MEP features on Heather Headley (shameless plug, yes!) in Discover Trinidad and Tobago (the full transcript of our interview with Headley) and Caribbean Beat (Headley was our cover story), The Bodyguard held its official launch on 1st May.
Tickets are now on sale (booking through April 2013), teaser videos have premiered (see below), photos of the two stars – Headley as pop star Rachel Marron and leading man Lloyd Owen as former FBI secret agent Frank Farmer – have been unveiled, and the buzz is building for an exciting premiere.
The musical adaption of the hit Hollywood film starring Kevin Costner and the late Whitney Houston will be directed by Thea Sharrock and opens at the Adelphi Theatre to previews on 6 November (20 years after the premiere of the film), opening on 5 December.
The musical retains some of the hits from the original film – Queen of the Night, Run to You, I Have Nothing, and the iconic I Will Always Love You. It also features some of Houston’s hit songs, a decision taken long before Houston’s tragic passing, including So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I’m Your Baby Tonight, How Will I Know, and I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
The musical’s book is by Alex Dinelaris, with designs by Tim Hatley, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Richard Brooker. Choreography is by Arthur Pita, orchestrations by Chris Egan and musical supervision by Mike Dixon. It is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.
Tickets are now available, without a booking fee, from the Adelphi Box Office (+44 844579 0094) and The Bodyguard musical’s website. Tickets are £20–57.50, including £1 theatre restoration levy, during previews; £20–67.50 after opening; with a limited number of £25 day seats on sale from the Box Office at 10am on the day of the performance.