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 forThe 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+