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The Bodyguard

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Closed December 2, 2023

A night of continuous guilty pleasure

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Why See The Bodyguard?

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the bodyguard is on tour!

Don't miss your chance to see this heartfelt musical love letter to the late, great soul goddess Whitney Houston. The Bodyguard tours the UK, taking its incredible music and unforgettable songs to YOU! Based on the hit TV film, The Bodyguard is a story of love and second chances, set to timeless Whitney Houston hits like Queen of the Night, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, and of course, I Will Always Love You.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Following attempts on a young superstar's life, a former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer is hired to protect his new charge from a prolific and determined stalker. But Farmer discovers to his chagrin, that show business works differently from what he is used to; Rachel Marron is headstrong, stubborn and a diva to boot. And she doesn't take kindly to following orders. A charged tug-of-war ensues, as each try to press their boundaries of power - but what they don't expect, is to fall in love.

A MUST FOR WHITNEY FANS

The 1992 blockbuster hit propelled Whitney Houston to superstardom, along with Kevin Costner, and is revered as one of the best romantic thrillers in cinema. Already in development for the stage in 2012, the news of Houston's untimely death in the February almost caused the initial lead actress in the show, Heather Hadley, to pull out amidst fears of comparison with the late Houston.

The Bodyguard features a multitude of Whitney Houston's greatest hits, including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I'm Your Baby Tonight, Run to You, I Have Nothing, How Will I Know, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time - THAT cover of I Will Always Love You.

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Dates

Opening night: 27 November 2023

Cast and Creative

Cast

Zoe Birkett as Rachel Marron
Emily Williams as Rahcel Marron (From September 12)
Ayden Callaghan as Frank Farmer
Emily-Mae as Nicki Marron 
John Macaulay as Bill Devaney
Graham Elwell as Tony
James Groom as Sy Spector
Marios Nicolaides as Stalker
Fergal Coghlan as Ray Court
Kaylenn Aires Fonseca, Iesa Miller, Frankie Keita and Reneo Kusi-Appauh share the role of Fletcher

Joined by
Alexandros Beshonges, Kayne Gordon, Jack Hardwick, Kalisha Johnson, James Lee Harris, Samantha Mbolekwa, Abbie Quinnen, Kellie Rhianne, Charlotte Scally, Yiota Theo and Marco Venturini. 

Creative

Based on the Warner Bros. film Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan
Book by Alex Dinelaris
Set & Costume Designer by Tim Hatley
Choreography by Arthur Pita
Musical Supervisor & Vocal Arrangements by Mike Dixon
Orchestrations & Musical Arrangements by Chris Egan
Lighting Design by Mark Henderson
Sound Design by Richard Brooker

What we thought

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At the start you are treated to a full-on concert experience that Lady Gaga would be jealous of!

Chock-full of Houston's songs that made the film as memorable as it is today, but they fit well into the overall narrative well, without halting it.

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Natalie Vincent

Natalie Vincent

What you thought

33 reviews, average rating: (3.8 Stars)

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Julie: “Spectacular!”

I went to see this show not knowing what to expect and it was fantastic!... more

Rebecca Francis: “brilliant”

My 3 friends had a fantastic time. The 2 female characters (playing... more

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