Last Friday night saw the return of critically acclaimed The Bodyguard to London’s West End. The show has just embarked on a nationwide tour featuring Alexandra Burke and has now settled at the Dominion Theatre until February 2017.
Three time MOBO award winner and Olivier Award nominee (for Felicia Farrell in Memphis the Musical) Beverley Knight has reprised her role as Rachel Marron, ultimate diva and Hollywood megastar. She previously played the role at the show’s last West End home, the Adelphi, back in 2013/14 and has now triumphantly returned 2 years later.
The hit musical has undergone somewhat of a facelift in that time. The beginning of the show now sees some spellbinding visual effects and an array of new choreography that entailed Knight being impressively thrown around the stage, quite literally. For the entire performance the audience had the honour to witness Beverley’s powerhouse vocals as she showed us the best of British talent and belted hit after hit after hit. Her performance was emotional, strong and effortless, leaving the entire theatre wanting to scream for more after every note. Witnessing this woman perform is nothing short of a privilege and a joy.