The Bodyguard, based on the smash hit film which starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston has now opened to rave reviews.
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 multitude of Whitney Houston's greatest hits, 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, How Will I Know, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time - I Will Always Love You.
Tony and Grammy award-winner Heather Headley will star in a musical version of Whitney Houston's 1992 film opposite Lloyd Owen as bodyguard, Frank Farmer which had a screen play by Lawrence Kasdan, which opens at London's Adelphi theatre in November.
Thea Sharrock, whose National Theatre production of After the Dance was named Best Revival at last year's Olivier awards, will direct for producers David Ian and Michael Harrison.
The appearance of any particular artist cannot be guaranteed. Heather Headley is scheduled to play the role of Rachel Marron until 11 August except matinees when the role will be played by Gloria Onitiri. Gloria Onitiri will play the role for all performances from 12 August to 7 September. 9 September onwards will see Beverley Knight in the role for all evening performances and Joelle Moses on Wednesday and Saturday matinees. 9 September will see Tristan Gemmill take over from Lloyd Owen in the role of Frank Farmer.