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#245361 The Bodyguard

Posted Becky La Rou on 14 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

Oh good lord I saw The Bodyguard last night....

Firstly I have to say OH WOW to the caliber of audience member. I was sat in the Upper Circle so perhaps I shouldn't have been surprised by comments such as "ooh, do you fink they are gonna like show the film" or BEFORE THE SHOW STARTED "how am I supposed to see with that curtain in the way". Oh dear.

The show itself was a bit of a shocker... It missed out essential plot lines such as the fact that Nikki hires a hitman to kill Rachel? ALSO I do not know why they felt the need to use so many blooming projections on gauzes! It was such a cop out! Big chase scenes were projected on stage, rather than acted out. What is the point of making a film into a stage show if you are going to project film instead of action!

The song list was a bit strange too...'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' for the reprise seemed just more like an ode to Whitney rather than having any benefit to the musical what so ever.

If anyone does see the show, I recommend that you avoid the Upper Circle (although the view was fine, the constant stream of chatter and stupid comments whilst the show was taking place were not)
I anyone involved in the production of the show sees this message: PLEASE lord rethink the overuse of projections. It's just not necessary.