The Bodyguard Musical Sets U.K. and Ireland Tour | Playbill

International News The Bodyguard Musical Sets U.K. and Ireland Tour

The jukebox musical is based on Lawrence Kasden’s Oscar Award-nominated film starring the late Whitney Houston and features a score made up of her music.

The 2019 U.K. tour cast of The Bodyguard Paul Coltas

The Bodyguard is set to tour the UK and Ireland, embarking from Glasgow King’s Theatre January 28, 2023.

Based on Lawrence Kasden’s 1992 Oscar Award-nominated film starring the late Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner and adapted by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris, the musical follows former secret service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer on his assignment to protect superstar Rachel Marron from a stalker. The Olivier Award-nominated adaptation had its world premiere in 2012 at London’s Adelphi Theatre, followed by U.K. and Ireland tour. A cast recording was released in 2016.

The jukebox musical features a variety of the Houston's chart-topping singles, including "One Moment in Time", "I Have Nothing", "I Wanna Dance with Somebody", and "I Will Always Love You".

The 2013 tour will visit Glasgow King’s Theatre January 28-February 4, 2023; Bradford Alhambra Theatre February 7–11, 2023; Sunderland Empire February 13–18, 2023; Edinburgh Playhouse February 20–25, 2023; Stoke Regent Theatre February 24–March 4, 2023; New Wimbledon Theatre March 6–11, 2023; Liverpool Empire March 20–25, 2023; Dartford Orchard Theatre March 27-April 1, 2023; Manchester Palace Theatre April 3-15, 2023; Leicester Curve Theatre April 17-22, 2023; Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre April 24-29, 2023; Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre May 2-6, 2023; Wolverhampton Grand Theatre May 9-13, 2023; Bromley Churchill Theatre May 15-20, 2023; Southend Cliffs Pavilion May 22-27, 2023; Milton Keynes Theatre May 29-June 3, 2023; Leeds Grand Theatre June 12-17, 2023; Llandudno Venue Cymru June 19-24, 2023; Plymouth Theatre Royal June 27-July 1, 2023; and Bristol Hippodrome July 17-22, 2023. 

Further dates and casting is to be announced.

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