MYKAL RAND, director and choreographer

19. July 2024
9.00 pm
59 €, 74 €, 89 €

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Danielle Tarento, producer and casting director
Martyn Sands, production manager
Paul Deavin, company manager

Michael Bradley, music supervisor
Dan Glover, musical director
Andrew Exeter, set and lighting designer
Colleen Morris-Glennon, costume designer
Chris Whybrow, sound designer
Dan Light, video designer
Helen Keane, wigs, hair and make-up designer
Nic Donithorn, stage manager
Daisy On, deputy stage manager
Eve Hawes, assistant stage manager
Jon Barnes, head production carpenter
Rich Owen, assistant production carpenter
Gemma Vincent, costume supervisor, head of wardrobe
Sarah Barnes, deputy head of wardrobe
Katie Khushi, wardrobe assistant
Kirsty Lamb, Georgia Butler, wigs, hair and make-up
David Stone, LX programmer
Grace Duff, production video engineer
Benji Godley, head of LX and video
Bambi Nunn, head of sound
Ryan James, production sound engineer
Josh Gregory, assistant production sound engineer

Rachel Marron: Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky
Frank Farmer: Norman Bowman
Nicki Marron: Kelly Agbowu
Fletcher: Roj’ae Rayon Simpson
Stalker: Alex Gibson-Giorgio
Bill Devaney: David-Michael Johnson
Sy Spector: Michael Conley
Ray Court: Jay Faisca
Tony: John Gurdian
Back vocalists: Marion Fagbemi, Choolwe Laina Muntanga
Ensemble: Charlotte Louise, Alice Oberg, Emma Robotham-Hunt, Verity Thompson, Gustave Die, Amonik Melaco, Ryan North, Ben Whitnall

The Bodyguard  is a 2012 musical based on the eponymous 1992 thriller starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. It tells the story of Rachel Marron, a pop star who becomes the target of a dangerous stalker, and Frank Farmer, a former secret agent who is deeply devoted to his duty but haunted by the past, when he failed to prevent the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan. The musical and film feature music made famous by Whitney Houston, including such hits as I Will Always Love You, I Have Nothing  and I Wanna Dance With Somebody.  The musical is directed and choreographed by Mykal Rand, a renowned British artist and a regular guest of the summer festival, and will be performed on the festival stage in Ljubljana’s Križanke. Rand began his career as a performer, then progressed to supervising dancers and making sure everything was perfect, then became resident director and later choreographer and director of his own shows. He has previously staged several very popular musicals in Ljubljana, including Hair  (2011), the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar  (2012), Grease  (2013), Evita  (2014), Chicago  (2021) and West Side Story  (2022). The main roles will be played by Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky, who worked on productions such as The Tina Turner Musical  and The Book of Mormon,  and Norman Bowman, who is active both in the theater (Mamma Mia!, Macbeth, High School Musical), as well as in films and television.

The musical will be in English with Slovenian surtitles.


Musical may contain seizure triggers for those with photosensitive epilepsy.
Viewer discretion is advised.


  • in 2011 Warner Bros announced that a remake was in development; rumours that the remake was to star Rihanna were swiftly denied by the singer
  • the premiere production of the stage musical The Bodyguard  opened in London’s West End on 5 December 2012 following previews that began on 6 November 2012
  • the opening cast included Grammy and Tony Award winner Heather Headley as Rachel Marron and Lloyd Owen as Frank Farmer
  • director and choreographer Mykal Rand is preparing a special production of the musical for the audience of the 72nd Ljubljana Festival

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