Having been to see The Bodyguard at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking this week – here is a list of the five musical moments that really were amazing to experience live thanks to Thea Sharrock’s production.
1. Queen of the Night – this opening scene of the musical is an explosive way to start the show. Vibrant and confident, witnessing it feels more like a pop concert than a musical. Alexandra Burke has a brilliant entrance and excellent choreography by Karen Bruce that is sure to thrill.
2. Mayan Medley (Million Dollar Bill, I Wanna Dance With Somebody,So Emotional) – a well put together medley of hits that flows from one to the other with ease with great arrangements that very nearly had the audience getting up and dancing on their feet!
3. Saving All My Love For You – sung by Rachel’s sister in the show and performed with great sensitivity by Rachel John, it does send shivers down your spine to hear this song live, with the lyrics really ringing out in stripped back arrangement.
4. I’m Every Woman – just proving how strong Whitney Houston’s songs are and surprisingly well suited for a musical. A great feel good point of the show that takes the audience away from the tension briefly, adding a needed moment of joy.
5. I Will Always Love You – sung beautifully and in her own style by Alexandra Burke (during which it is possible to hear a pin drop the audience are listening so intensely) this is the centre piece to the musical that everyone is waiting for. It is oddly heartbreaking hearing it live rather than listening to it at home as you can hear every bit of emotion in every single note which is a credit to both the arrangement of the song and Alexandra Burke’s interpretation.
The Bodyguard is on tour until the 18th June. To buy tickets for the tour visit ATG Tickets. The musical will then head back to the West End from the 15th July at the Dominion Theatre starring Beverley Knight, booking until the 7th January 2017. To book tickets for its new season at the West End visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.