The Bodyguard is a classic film that I hadn’t seen until a couple of months ago. I decided to watch it on a lazy Sunday afternoon and I absolutely loved it, I was hooked! With tense scenes and lovely character development (not to mention a rather dishy Kevin C!) it had me guessing right to the very end and I was totally engrossed. So when I heard The Bodyguard Musical was coming round on tour, I jumped at the chance and eagerly took my seat ready to be wowed!
Rachel Marron is a superstar the world loves…but she has a stalker! Someone obsessed with Rachel and set to hunt her down at any cost. Frank Farmer is hired as Rachel’s new Bodyguard to keep her safe but met with a frosty reception ahead of the Oscars where Rachel will be exposed and centre stage. Can Frank keep Rachel and her family safe from her obsessive and dangerous fan
….DUN DUN DUUUUN!
Right from the beginning the Bodyguard bursts onto the stage with incredible presence (and fire!) hitting you with the amazing Whitney songs we all know and love interspersed with tense scenes and drama. It had me on the edge of my seat for the entire time with goosebumps and a real feeling of excitement in my tummy!
I have to admit I was a little worried at first about quite how the production team were going to bring some of the trickier scenes to life on stage, fearing they may not have the same impact or chill factor as they do on screen. I had absolutely nothing to worry about as the whole play left me enthralled from beginning to end with audible gasps of horror in places (and a lot of jumps!). The use of lighting, sound and projection around Rachel’s Stalker was awesome and my heart was beating in my chest throughout.
They even managed to get the famous Bodyguard lift in and totally did it justice!
Alexandra Burke killed those high notes alongside Emmy Willow who also has a serious pair of lungs – wow! It was funny, tense, and the best version of cheesy there is. Just make sure you’re wearing your waterproof mascara for this one – it gets you!
If you get a chance to see this musical, take your ticket and run right to the front row because it really is a great night out. And with all the massive hits such as ‘Queen Of The Night’, ‘How will I know’, ‘One Moment In Time’ and of course the showstopper ‘I Will Always Love You’, The Bodyguard Musical will have you dancing in your seat and humming away for days on end!