If a big West End musical based on the hit movie The Bodyguard needs one vital element to keep it real it’s a DIVA!
First Broadway’s Heather Headley took on the Whitney Houston part in the hit musical version of the movie at the Adelphi Theatre in London and made it her own.
Next up Britain’s ‘Queen of soul’ Beverley Knight has had a fabulously successful run playing the lead role of Rachel Marron, international pop star in need of a burly bodyguard.
And now (we pant with breathless excitement) the Queen of the X Factor – Alexandra Burke – is going to give it a go and belt out I Will Always Love You eight times a week.
Alexandra shot to international fame after winning series 5 of UK’s X Factor – which included holding her own in a sing-off with none other than Beyonce. Since her win she has been nominated three times for a Brit award, released three studio albums, had a solo tour AND supported Beyoncé on her I Am… Tour.
Playing the lead from 2 June to 30 August 2104 at the Adelphi Theatre, Alexandra will be starring alongside hunky DILF Tristan Gemmill as her bodyguard, Frank Farmer.