Tuesday 23 January 2018

Well-known faces gather for glitzy VIP opening night of 'The Bodyguard'

Three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke pictured in her dressing room prior to taking to the stage for the Vip opening night of the musical
Three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke pictured in her dressing room prior to taking to the stage for the Vip opening night of the musical "The Bodyguard" at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre ,Dublin. Picture Brian McEvoy
Jennifer Maguire at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Michelle McGrath at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Deric Hartigan at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Dave Behan and Leanne Moore at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Leanne Moore at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Siobhan O Connor at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Mary Kennedy at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Audrey McGrath at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Lorraine Keane at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Model Faith Barnett at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Zena Donnelly at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Aoibhinn Garrihy at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Karl Broderick and Alan Hughes at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Linda Martin at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Aoibhinn McGinnity and Peter Coonan at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Nuala Carey at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Peter Coonan and partner Kim O Driscoll at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Gay Byrne at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Aoibhinn Garrihy at the opening night of the musical The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke pictured in her dressing room prior to taking to the stage for the Vip opening night of the musical "The Bodyguard" at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre ,Dublin. Picture Brian McEvoy
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Well-known faces from the worlds of television, fashion and sport gathered at the glitzy VIP opening night of 'The Bodyguard' musical this evening in Dublin.

X Factor winner and three-time Brit nominee Alexandra Burke took to the stage after months of anticipation for her Irish stage debut.

Burke takes on the lead role of 'Rachel Marron', a role Whitney Houston perfected on the big screen.

Based on Lawrence Kasdan's 1992 Oscar-nominated film, 'The Bodyguard' show was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Best Set Design. It also won Best New Musical at the Whats On Stage Awards.

The plot follows former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, who is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge of the situation, what they don’t expect is to fall in love.

The  romantic thriller features classics 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, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and, last but not least, I Will Always Love You.

The musical will continue at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre until Saturday, August 1.

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