Melody Thornton announced as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard


Producers, Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that the award-winning international musical THE BODYGUARD starring former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton will tour the UK and Ireland opening at Glasgow King’s Theater on Saturday 28th January 2023. Further castings will be announced shortly.

Melody Thornton. Photo credit Mark Rogers.

Selling over 70 million albums as a member of one of the most famous girl groups of all time, The Pussycat Dolls, Melody Thornton is a multi-platinum Grammy-nominated artist. In 2020, she released her highly acclaimed debut solo EP, Lioness Eyes. Melody received rave reviews and praise from the public for her performance as Rachel Marron during The Bodyguard’s six-month tour of China. In 2018, she reached the final five of ITV’s Dancing On Ice.

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Everyone expects to be responsible; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD offers a host of irresistible classics, 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 most great successes. songs of all time – I will always love you.

Based on the Warner Bros. movie. by Lawrence Kasdan nominated for an Oscar in 1992 with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, THE BODYGUARD, directed by Thea Sharrock with a book by Oscar winner Alex Dinelaris, had its world premiere at the Adelphi Theater in London’s West End and was nominated for four Olivier Awards. A sold-out 18-month UK and Ireland tour followed, before the show returned to the West End at the Dominion Theater ahead of a second sold-out UK and Ireland tour in 2018/19. To date, THE BODYGUARD has performed to over 3.6 million people in 15 countries and 45 US cities. Countries include the Netherlands, Germany, South Korea, China, Canada, Italy, Australia, Spain, France, USA, Austria and Japan.

From Saturday 28 January to Saturday 4 February 2023
Glasgow King’s Theater

From Tuesday 7 February to Saturday 11 February 2023
Bradford Alhambra Theater

From Monday 13 February to Saturday 18 February 2023
Sunderland Empire

From Monday 20 February to Saturday 25 February 2023
Edinburgh Theater

From Monday 27 February to Saturday 4 March 2023
Stoke Regent Theater

From Monday March 6 to Saturday March 11, 2023
New Wimbledon Theater

From Monday 20 March to Saturday 25 March 2023
Liverpool Empire

From Monday March 27 to Saturday April 1, 2023
Dartford Orchard Theater

From Monday April 3 to Saturday April 15, 2023
Manchester Palace Theater

From Monday 17 April to Saturday 22 April 2023
Leicester Curve Theater

From Monday 24 April to Saturday 29 April 2023
Cardiff Millennium Center Wales

From Tuesday May 2 to Saturday May 6, 2023
Aberdeen Her Majesty’s Theater

From Monday 8 May to Saturday 13 May 2023
Wolverhampton Grand Theater

From Monday 15 May to Saturday 20 May 2023
Bromley Churchill Theater

From Monday 22 May to Saturday 27 May 2023
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

From Monday 29 May to Saturday 3 June 2023
Milton Keynes Theater

From Monday 12 June to Saturday 17 June 2023
Leeds Grand Theater

From Monday 19 June to Saturday 24 June 2023
Llandudno Venue Cymru

From Monday June 26 to Saturday July 1, 2023
Plymouth Theater Royal

From Monday July 17 to Saturday July 22, 2023
Bristol Racecourse



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