The Bodyguard at Adelphi Theatre tickets
The Bodyguard at Adelphi Theatre tickets

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About the show

The Bodyguard celebrates the sensational musical career of Whitney Houston in an on stage adaptation of her best-known film. Making its world debut at the Adelphi Theatre, The Bodyguard is one of the most popular West End attractions.

Based on the 1992 film, The Bodyguard tells the tale of actress Rachel Marron, who was originally played by Houston. Living a seemingly perfect life, it is revealed that behind closed doors, Rachel is a single mother who is bringing up her son whilst juggling a demanding job. When a stalker emerges, Rachel is forced to hire a bodyguard in the form of Frank Farmer, an ex-Secret Service agent who worked for two former presidents. Initially, the pair struggle to get along, but it soon becomes clear that their relationship is not simply professional.

Containing songs from the Grammy Award-winning film, The Bodyguard features a huge amount of well-known Houston hits. Stand-out numbers include ‘Queen of the Night’, ‘Saving All my Love’, ‘Run to You’, ‘I Have Nothing’, ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ and the heart-wrenching ‘I Will Always Love You’.

Originally starring Heather Headley as Rachel Marron and Debbie Kurup as Nicki Marron, who were both nominated for Olivier Awards, The Bodyguard saw Beverley Knight receive her West End debut. Starring as Rachel, Knight received huge critical acclaim before X Factor winner Alexandra Burke took over the role and embarked on a UK tour. The Bodyguard is adapted for the stage by Alexander Dinelaris and is directed by Thea Sharrock and choreographed by Arthur Pita, with design by Tim Hatley, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Richard Brooker and video by Duncan McLean.

Recommended for

The Bodyguard contains some scenes of an adult nature. Children aged 12 and over may see the show at an accompanying adult’s discretion. Fans of the Whitney and the 1992 film will love this musical. The curtain call even contains opportunities for theatre goers to get up and dance to Houston’s uplifting beats.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 12+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Opened: 06 Nov 2012
Press night: 05 Dec 2012
Booking from: 05 Aug 2014
Booking until: 29 Aug 2014

Location and map

Adelphi Theatre
409-412 Strand
London, WC2R 0NS

19 Reviews Add review

A fabulous show with a huge solo performance from the lead, full of Whitney's biggest hits and really well done special effects with... More

SophCG 5'9", 38 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The vocals in 'The Bodyguard' are what stand out most in this show. Alexandra Burke playing the lead was a perfect choice and nailed... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 6 helpful votes

YM 168, 130 reviews, 6 helpful votes

Amazing show with amazing tunes! Really good story line and entertaining but also funny and sad.

gracengochinya 1 review, 0 helpful votes

samhaydenharler 171cm, 36 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Excellent show.

gideonvanning 1 review, 0 helpful votes

TM89 6' 3", 210 reviews, 4 helpful votes

TM89 6' 3", 210 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Took our breath away, no more to say.

paulamullan 5"10, 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes