The Bodyguard and Beverley back in the West End

The Bodyguard starring Beverley Knight at the Dominion Theatre. Tickets now on sale.

International hit musical The Bodyguard will return to the West End for a limited six month run with Beverley Knight once again as the lead. Public booking will open on 12 February 2016 for performances beginning at the Dominion Theatre on 15 July 2016. This strictly limited season ends on 7 January 2017. Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, Thea Sharrock’s production of The Bodyguard has book by Alex Dinelaris, choreography is by Karen Bruce, orchestrations by Chris Egan and is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian. A romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a whole host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I’m Your Baby Tonight, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You. … Read more

Graham Norton Hosts West End Bares

Graham Norton hosts West End Bares 2015

TheatreMAD (Make A Difference Trust) announced today that Graham Norton will host this years West End Bares to be held at Cafe De Paris on Sunday 20 September at 9.30pm and midnight. Graham will join platinum selling artist and West End star of Memphis and The Bodyguard Beverley Knight, Ru Paul’s Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio, comedian Joe Lycett, Strictly Come Dancing stars Robin Winsor and Lisa Riley, West End sensation Velma Celli and The Supreme Fabulettes, with music by Emmy award-winning composer and lyricist Lance Horne alongside Andrew Hayden Smith, Harriet Thorpe and TOWIE’s Charlie King, as well as the casts of many West End shows. Now in its 6th year, this annual event combines the naughtiness of burlesque along with the razzle dazzle of the West End featuring the hottest performers currently appearing in the West End. The evening is based on the original concept ‘Broadway Bares’ … Read more

Cats 2016 UK Tour Tickets

CATS The Musical Tour

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical Cats is back in the UK for a series of limited engagements in Blackpool, London and Manchester. Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats, the musical played to sell-out houses at the London Palladium last Christmas. The show will feature Jane MacDonald int he role of Grizabella in Blackpool with Beverley Knight taking on the role at the London Palladium with further casting to be announced. Directed by Trevor Nunn, choreography by Gillian Lynne and design by John Napier, the show holds the record for the show holds the title of sixth longest-running show in the West End and third longest running show on Broadway. CATS UK TOUR PAST DATES Edinburgh Playhouse Monday 4 July – Saturday 9 July 2016 Liverpool Empire Monday 11 – Saturday 16 July 2016 Princess Theatre Torquay Tuesday 30 August – Saturday 3 September 2016 Kings … Read more

Beverley Knight To Star In Cats

Beverley Knight in Cats at the London Palladium

Beverley Knight is to take on the role of Grizabella when Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical Cats returns to the London Palladium this October. Beverley Knight said: “To be asked to join the company of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s historic show was so exciting and totally unexpected as, vocally, I am so different to the many incredible women who have sung the classic Memory over the years. To follow in their footsteps is something to truly relish! I am really looking forward to transforming into Grizabella with her fabulous costume and amazing make up and to be playing the role at the London Palladium. Working with Andrew will be a real privilege.” Currently starring as Felicia in Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre and was previously seen in the role of Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre. Beverley follows Nicole Scherzinger and Kerry Ellis who both played the role … Read more

Matt Cardle Joins The Cast Of Memphis

Matt Cardle joins Beverley Knight in Memphis The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre

Multi-Platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle will join the cast of Memphis from 6th July 2015. Cardle was the winner of the seventh series of ITV’s The X Factor and replaces Killian Donnelly who is set to star in Kinky Boots. Cardle will join Beverley Knight who continues as club singer Felicia Farrell in Memphis through to October 2015. Matt Cardle says: “I’m thrilled to be making my acting and West End debut in Memphis. From the first time I saw the show I felt I had a real connection with the character of Huey. It’s no secret that I worked for many years before my breakthrough as a musician. I started my first band when I was 12 years old and spent at least 15 years recording albums and sending demos to record companies before finally having my voice heard. It was the united love from family … Read more

Memphis The Musical – First Look Photos

Beverley Knight in Memphis. Photo: Johan Persson

The West End production of Memphis is now previewing at the Shaftesbury Theatre, with its opening night scheduled for October 23rd and we’ve been given a preview look at the production which is sure to storm the West End. Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, Memphis follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Led by multi award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight as club singer ‘Felicia Farrell’ and stage star Killian Donnelly as radio DJ ‘Huey Calhoun’, with Rolan Bell as ‘Delray’, Tyrone Huntley as ‘Gator’, Claire Machin as ‘Gladys’, Jason Pennycooke as ‘Bobby’ and Mark Roper as ‘Mr. Simmons’, the full cast of MEMPHIS will include Keisha Atwell, Arielle Campbell, Mark Carroll, Joseph Davenport, Momar Diagne, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Kimmy Edwards, Hillary Elk, … Read more

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