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The Bodyguard UK tour dates and venues announced

The production opens at the end of the year

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Olivier Award-winning musical The Bodyguard will embark on a new UK tour at the end of the year.

Based on the 1992 Oscar-nominated film from Lawrence Kasdan which starred Whitney Houston, the piece opened at the Adelphi Theatre in 2012, starring Heather Headley, where it won Best New Musical at the WhatsOnStage Awards and was nominated for four Olivier Awards. Alexandra Burke also went on to star in the piece.

It toured for 18 months in 2015, before returning to the West End at the Dominion Theatre in 2016 with Beverley Knight in the lead role. You can read our review of the 2016 production here, with critic Ben Hewis described the show as a "glitzy, energetic night out."

Telling the story of the amorous relationship between superstar Rachel Marron and her bodyguard Frank Farmer, the show includes classic tunes such as "Queen of the Night", "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and "I Will Always Love You". Casting for the new tour is to be announced.

The new UK tour will open at Glasgow Theatre Royal in December before touring to Hull, Southend, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Cardiff, Norwich, Canterbury, Southampton, Nottingham and Wolverhampton, with further dates to be released.

The Bodyguard UK tour opens at Glasgow Theatre Royal on 3 December and runs through until July 2019.