Australian recording artist Emily Williams will star as Rachel Marron in the award-winning international smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD, from Tuesday 12 September 2023 at the Liverpool Empire.
Emily Williams returns to the role of Rachel Marron, having previously starred in the 2017 Australian production, which marked her theatrical debut. Emily rose to fame on Australian Idol, becoming the runner-up of the competition. Following this, she found commercial success as a member of the Australian girl group Young Divas before going solo gaining numerous ‘Favourite Australian Female Artist’ nominations.
Emily will join Emmerdale and Hollyoaks star Ayden Callaghan as Frank Farmer, with Emily-Mae as Nicki Marron, John Macaulay as Bill Devaney, Graham Elwell as Tony, James Groom as Sy Spector, Marios Nicolaides as Stalker and Phil Atkinson as Ray Court. The role of Fletcher will be shared by Ryo Appadu, Kaylen Luke, Manasseh Mapira and Sam Stephens.
The cast is completed by Alexandros Beshonges, Kayne Gordon, Jack Hardwick, James-Lee Harris, Kalisha Johnson, Samantha Mbolekwa, Liam Morris, Abbie Quinnen, Charlotte Scally, Yiota Theo and Marco Venturini.
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 September 2023 Liverpool Empire
Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin, Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Monday 25 – Saturday 30 September 2023 Belfast, Grand Opera House
Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 October 2023 Inverness, Eden Court
Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 October 2023 Sheffield Lyceum
Monday 16 – Saturday 21 October 2023 Eastbourne, Congress Theatre
Monday 23 – Saturday 28 October 2023 Woking, New Victoria Theatre
Monday 30 October- Saturday 4 November 2023 Southampton, Mayflower Theatre
Monday 6 – Saturday 11 November 2023 Blackpool, Winter Gardens
Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 November 2023 Truro, Hall for Cornwall
Monday 27 November – Saturday 2 December 2023 Oxford, New Theatre
Monday 4 – Saturday 30 December 2023 Birmingham, The Alexandra
Wednesday 3 – Saturday 6 January 2024 Glasgow, Theatre Royal