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Alexandra Burke brings The Bodyguard to Newcastle

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X Factor winner Alexandra Burke will take on the role of Rachel Marron when the multi award-winning West End musical The Bodyguard, visits Newcastle Theatre Royal 1-18 April 2015.

This show follows a sell-out run at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End. Alexandra, who is a three-time Brit nominee, will star in the UK and Ireland tour of Thea Sharrock’s hit musical.

Alexandra was mentored by Newcastle born Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

"I couldn't be happier to be joining the tour and I'm excited to get started. Being on the theatre stage has brought me great happiness. It is an honour to have been asked to join the team and I look forward to creating new and long lasting memories with the cast."

– Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Burke rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor. She was mentored by Geordie judge, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. Her debut number one single Hallelujah sold over one million copies in the UK, a first for a British female soloist.

Alexandra will star in the evening performances

Alexandra Burke will perform the role of Rachel Marron at all evening performances. At the matinee performances, the role of Rachel Marron will be played by Darlington singer Zoe Birkett, who rose to fame on Pop Idol in 2002.