The Bodyguard tickets are the perfect present for fans of the smash-hit film starring Whitney Houston
The Bodyguard is the new musical adapted from the 1992 hit film starring the late Whitney Huston and Kevin Costner. Whilst many thought the production was inspired by the death of Whitney in February 2012, the show has been in pre-production for some years.
None the less, the show is an excellent tribute to the star and Whitney fans will love the show as it is jam packed with hit after hit from the pop diva’s back catalogue. Any theatre fans looking to delve into the back catalogues of some of music’s most iconic stars should also look out for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical and Mamma Mia for a heavenly night with the music of ABBA.
Like the film, the story evolves around Oscar nominee and singing sensation, Rachel Marron. Rachel’s family assign a new bodyguard to the star as she starts receiving death threats from a mystery stalker. Unaware of the influx in danger, Rachel finds it difficult to adjust to her new Bodyguard, Frank, and finds the increase in security difficult for her son, Fletcher. Rachel and Frank start spending more time with one another and their relationship turns from professional to one of a more personal and emotional nature, much to the dismay of her overshadowed sister, Nikki. As the Marron family take a trip to Frank’s family cabin to cool off before the oncoming Academy Awards, things take a turn for the worse leaving Frank and Rachel with some difficult choices to make.
The musical, at the Adelphi Theatre, stars pop diva and former X Factor starlet, Alexandra Burke, as the leading lady, Rachel Marron, with Tristan Gemmil as her hunky bodyguard, Frank Farmer.
As the stage musical was mainly adapted from the film, many of the film’s famous musical numbers have been used to score the production such as “Queen of the Night,” “Run to You,” and “I Have Nothing” and the power ballad “I Will Always Love You.” To take the show from a production with songs to a full scale musical, other Whitney songs have been added to the show. These include popular hits “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” “I’m Every Woman” and “One Moment in Time” with “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” as the punchy encore number.
The show is not recommended for children under the age of 11. The show contains scenes of a violent nature that can be disturbing for younger children.