A NEW cast has been announced for the hit musical The Bodyguard as it returns to Bradford Alhambra from November 26 to December 7.

Joining Alexandra Burke as she gives her acclaimed portrayal of Rachel Marron will be Ben Lewis as Frank Farmer, Emmy Willow as Nicki Marron and Neil Reidman as Bill Devaney.

Alexandra Burke played Rachel Marron – the role created on screen by Whitney Houston in the 1990s blockbuster – in both the West End and the subsequent sell-out 2015/2016 tour.

She first rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor and her debut number one single Hallelujah sold over one million copies in the UK, a first for a British female soloist.

Ben Lewis was most recently in the West End as Larry in the award-winning production of Company at the Gielgud, and he has also played the title role in The Phantom of the Opera in the West End.

Emmy Willow has previously played the role of Nicki Marron in The Bodyguard on the international tour.

The Bodyguard has played to over 3.6 million people in 15 countries and 45 US cities.

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 classic songs 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.

Visit bradford theatres.co.uk or call 0274 432000 to book tickets for The Bodyguard.