The Bodyguard

3
Fri, 15th Jan 16
UK tour starring Alexanda Burke

The Bodyguard reviewHaving never seen the film I approached this show without prior expectations. So what did I get? Well, a bit of a mixed bag so how about a quick set of pointers to light the way

  • The songs and the music are great
  • The set is extremely versatile and really pushes the show along beautifully
  • Alexandra Burke has a really beautiful voice and is a pretty good actress
  • Melissa James also has a beautiful voice
  • The choreography is fab and the dancers sure do give it some welly
  • The stalker was laughable
  • Some nice effects but shock sounds leave a live audience giggling
  • The musical numbers were in a different league, and style, to the "plot" much of which was a bit film noir
  • The dialogue is pretty pathetic

And there you have the dilemma. Outside the theatre there was a sign warning patrons "this is a stage show not a concert so please keep in your seat and don't sing along" - I rather think I personally might have preferred this as a concert - great voices singing great songs with beautiful staging and dancing ... the plot felt like it got on the way a bit ;-)


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