Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard
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Full casting has been announced for the upcoming UK tour of The Bodyguard, with Stuart Reid joining the previously announced Alexandra Burke as Frank Farmer.

The cast also includes Melissa James as Nicki Marron, Mensah Bedlako as Bill Devaney, Adam Venus as Sy Spector, Siôn Lloyd as Tony Scibelli, Mike Denman as The Stalker and Glen Fox. The part of Fletcher will be alternated by Elliot Aubrey, Jhayhelm Davis, Mark Jones, Xhanti Mbonzongwana, Chiesa Musonda and Seito Smith.

Based on the 1992 Oscar nominated film of the same name, The Bodyguard traces the story of Rachel Marron, played on screen by Whitney Houston, as a young pop star who hires a bodyguard to protect her from a mysterious stalker.

The ensemble comprises Jade Albertsen, Omari Bernard, Edward Clarke, Jamal Crawford, Lydia Fraser, Jamie-Ray Hartshorne, Annie Kitchen, Sophie Usher, Matthew Wesley, Emmy Willow, Lisa Darnell, Kieran Donovan, Lucia Gonzalez, Oliver Roll and Mark Willshire.

The tour opens at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre on 12 February 2015, before touring to Glasgow (4-14 March), Aberdeen (17-28 March), Newcastle (1-18 April), Wolverhampton (21 April-2 May), Bradford (2-13 June), Cardiff (16-27 June), Plymouth (7-18 July), Dublin (21 July-1 August), Birmingham (4-29 August), Edinburgh (29 September-10 October), Nottingham (13-24 October), Sheffield (27 October-7 November), Oxford (10-21 November) and Manchester (8 December-2 January).