Show Stoppers Column: The Bodyguard has the X Factor

Nancy Stevens previews the awardwinning musical featuring Alexandra Burke and the new fastest selling tour of all time

Take That really are coming to MK, at Stadium MK in May!

But if you can’t wait, Milton Keynes Theatre is presenting THE BAND on 5th-9th March, written by awardwinning author Tim Firth.

THE BAND is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boy band, and how those songs became the soundtrack to their lives. In 1993, for five 16-year-old girls, THE BAND is everything.

Twenty-five years later, we are reunited with these friends as they try to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes.

Featuring Britain’s most successful boy band, Take That’s music, whose songs include Back For Good, A Million Love Songs and Relight My Fire, it stars the winners from BBC’s Let it Shine – Five to Five. THE BAND is now the fastest-selling musical theatre tour of all time.

Then, 2008 X-Factor winner, Strictly Finalist and West End star Alexandra Burke returns as Rachel Marron in the award-winning international smash hit THE BODYGUARD at Milton Keynes Theatre from 12th-23rd March.

Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscarnominated film starring the late, great Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, THE BODYGUARD – directed by Thea Sharrock from the book by Oscar-winning Alex Dinelaris – was nominated for four Olivier Awards and has since played to sell-out houses all over the world.

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 but (spoiler alert!) what they don’t expect, is to fall in love.

A romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features classics including So Emotional, Saving All My Love, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

Listen to Nancy Stevens’ award winning local arts show on Secklow Sounds 105.5FM on Sunday nights from 6pm-8pm. Listen again at

This feature was published in the March 2019 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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