If you’d been following Consett-born Zoe Birkett’s career you’d know how much of a devoted Whitney Houston fan she is. Her singing career, which started on the ITVs talent show Pop Idol back in 2001 featured a young 16 year old Zoe singing Houston’s classics including I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment in Time, and I Will Always Love You.
Fast-forward to 2015 and Zoe is playing the lead role as Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston’s character from The Bodyguard) right here in front of a home crowd.
Zoe will be on stage at matinees and selected evening performances throughout the huge tour which started in February and will run all the way until March 2016.
The performances include as you’d expect all the famous songs from the movie, including Queen of the Night, Run to You, I Have Nothing and, I Will Always Love You (a Dolly Parton cover) , the stage musical will also include more songs from Whitney Houston’s back catalogue.
To the delight of the Consett-born star, the show provides an ideal opportunity for Zoe to sing her most favourite Whitney Songs.
It’s a dream come true
From April 1st the show will be at Newcastle Theatre Royal for around two and a half weeks.
THE BODYGUARD will run at the Theatre Royal from April 1st 2015 – April 18 2015. For tickets tot he show please call 08448 11 21 21 or visit www.theatreroyal.co.uk . The Bodyguard will also be on at the Sunderland Empire in March 2016.