The Bodyguard On Stage
See one of the most popular romantic thrillers of all time brought to the stage in this award-winning production. When ex-Secret Service Agent Frank Farmer is hired to protect pop superstar Rachel Marron from a deadly stalker, he's braced for a lethal game of cat and mouse, but what he doesn't expect is to lose his heart to his celebrity client. Based on the hit movie starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, this spectacular show is packed end to end with classic tunes such as “One Moment in Time”, “Saving All My Love” and, of course, “I Will Always Love You”. For your very own sprinkling of stardust, visit StubHub for The Bodyguard tickets at a venue near you.
The Bodyguard: production history
The original film was one of the top-grossing movies of the early '90s, with a soundtrack that enjoyed record-breaking sales in excess of 45 million copies. In creating the stage version, the show's producers decided to draw on songs from throughout Whitney Houston's career. They also made some changes to the plot, shifting the focus away from Frank and onto Rachel in order to create a truly captivating female lead role. Heading the behind the scenes talent was up-and-coming young director Thea Sharrock, who had already worked with the likes of Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch in highly acclaimed productions. Meanwhile, glamorous costumes and frocks by Tony and Olivier Award-winning designer Tim Hatley (Dreamgirls, Spamalot) ensured an appropriate degree of on-stage glitz.
Worldwide success of The Bodyguard
Opening in 2012, The Bodyguard had an impressive two-year run in the West End, followed by a lucrative British tour, before returning to London again in 2016. The production garnered six Whatsonstage Award nominations, winning in the Best New Musical category. R&B singer Heather Headley was the first of many eye-catching stars to feature in the lead. Her successors have included soul sensation Beverley Knight and The X-Factor's Alexandra Burke. Since then there have been productions in Spain, Korea, Germany, Canada and the United States, proving that this is a show with genuine international appeal. In 2017, The Bodyguard debuted in Sydney with Fijian pop siren Paulini (Australian Idol) headlining.
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