Wow! That’s pretty much all I can say about the new West End musical ‘The Bodyguard’.
Having always loved the blockbuster movie, I was very excited at the prospect of a brand new West End show. Clearly I managed to convey my enthusiasm just enough to secure tickets for my christmas/valentines present from my lovely husband.
For those of you who are perhaps too young to remember the film, the story is centred around pop megastar – Rachel Marron. Rachel finds herself the victim of a ruthless stalker, and reluctantly enlists the help of a former Secret Service agent — Frank Farmer. Determined to keep her life as normal as possible, Rachel doesn’t make Frank’s job easy and it takes a close encounter with the stalker for her to begin to co-operate. Slowly Rachel and Frank’s close proximity ignites a chemistry between the pair and they start to fall in love.
I have always loved all of the songs from the film, especially ‘I have nothing‘ and ‘Run to you‘, and thought that Whitney Houston’s flawless performance on-screen was magical. With so much to live up to, I imagine the idea of making a stage show was a daunting one.
The show is very much like the film, with just enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. The scene changes were faultless, so much so, in fact, it was sometimes difficult to believe you weren’t watching it on the big screen. Each song was performed beautifully, and every one of the cast were utterly fabulous to watch.
If you liked the film–you’ll love the show. If you’ve not seen the film–see the show anyway. You won’t be disappointed.
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