I've seen this show 3 times, and making it 4 next week! So far I have seen Heather, Janet, and Gloria step into the role of Rachel Marron and they are each so different but all superb! Yes, most people know that there has been a few issues with cast members not performing on certain dates, but would you want them to turn up ill and give you a rubbish show? No, didn't think so... OH, and on booking websites etc. they do all say; ALL CASTING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE - (take note of this). But, what gets me is why some people complain that they went to see someone specific in the cast and they were not performing, yet on The Bodyguard's website it clearly stated that they were not performing that date anyway. So for those people who need some info on cast performing dates, here they are from now on: •Heather Headley is expected to appear at all evening performances. Heather's final performance is on Sat 10 August 2013. •Gloria Onitiri will play the role of Rachel Marron from Mon 12 August - Sat 7 September inclusive. •Lloyd Owen is expected to appear at all performances excluding Mon 22 July. Lloyd's final performance is on Sat 7 September 2013. •From 9 September 2013 Beverley Knight is expected to appear at all evening performances excluding Mon 4 - Tue 5 November, Thur 14 November, Mon 18 - Thur 21 November, Thur 28 November, Mon 13 - Tue 21 January, Fri 14 - Sat 15 February inclusive. •Tristan Gemmill will take over as Frank Farmer from 9 September 2013. Access Performances: •Saturday 2 November at 3pm: Signed Performance (by Theatresign) •Saturday 16 November at 3pm: Audio Described Performance (by Irene Richards) •Saturday 23 Novmber at 3pm: Captioned Performance (by Stagetext).... Hope some people found that useful. If you were wishing to see a cast member and their holiday info wasn't there, you could always tweet them and usually they will respond because all of the cast love their fans! I've tweeted them before and I have got responses! ANYWAY, back to the show itself, all I can say is that this show is perfect, its such a brilliant screen to stage adaptation of the show and nothing should change. I'm sure the new cast will be as brilliant as the current cast and continue to prove that this show is A SMASH HIT MUSICAL!
The Bodyguard on Thursday, Aug 1st, 2013