Alexandra Burke gearing up to bring The Bodyguard to Theatre Royal Newcastle

Alexandra Burke is getting ready to hit the high note in a role made famous by Whitney Houston.

Monday, 24th June 2019, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 5th July 2019, 6:10 am
The role was made famous by Whitney Houston in the film version

The X Factor winner is set to make a return to Newcastle Theatre Royal as Rachel Marron in the award-winning blockbuster musical The Bodyguard playing from July 23 to August 3.

Alexandra previously wowed Theatre Royal audiences when she previously performed the role to packed audiences during the musical’s run in 2015 and received praise for her performance as Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act in 2017.

Most recently, she has appeared as Svetlana in Chess at the London Coliseum and can currently be seen as Roxie in Chicago at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre. Last year, she reached the final of Strictly Come Dancing and her debut single Hallelujah reached number one.

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Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. movie starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard, the musical tells the story of former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, who is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker.

It features a host of classics including one of the biggest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

*The Bodyguard plays at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tuesday, July 23, to Saturday, August 3. Tickets are priced from £22.50 and can be purchased at or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge).

Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard
The Bodyguard will be in Newcastle from July 23