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“Will be going to see Bodyguard again, its that good!” 5 of 5 stars
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Adelphi Theatre
411-412 Strand, London WC2R 0NS, England (Covent Garden)
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Ranked #99 of 2,329 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Although there have been various earlier entertainment buildings on the site the reconstructed Adelphi Theatre, with its art deco interiors, opened to the public in December 1930 with Jessie Matthews starring in Ever Green.The front-of-house areas of the Adelphi Theatre were restored to their original lustre and extravagance in 1993 when Andrew Lloyd Webber became co-owner and opened his musical production of Sunset Boulevard. Other famous productions at the Adelphi Theatre include Gertrude Lawrence in Cole Porter’s Nymph Errant, Ivor Novello’s The Dancing Years, Bless The Bride, Beatrice Lillie as Auntie Mame, Van Johnson in The Music Man, Lionel Bart’s Blitz! and Maggie May, Charlie Girl with Anna Neagle, a revival of Me and My Girl originally starring Robert Lindsay and Emma Thompson and in the Adelphi Theatre’s longest run (over nine years), the new Broadway production of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago. Revivals of Evita and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat have proved enormously popular. More recently, the theatre played host to the worldwide premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Love Never Dies.
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“Will be going to see Bodyguard again, its that good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We went to see the bodyguard last nite (march 2013) and insted of heather her understudy Gloria was on. That didn't matter at all as Gloria was absolutley breath taking! Her voice is incredible and her performance got better as the show went on. I definatly recommend this show apart from the lion king I havnt seen anything better! 'I have nothing' and 'I will always love u' had me in tears. Was great too is the use of other Whitney classics

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Amazing show!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Went to the Saturday afternoon showing March 16th! We were sat 6 rows back from the stage, so had a great view!Heather Hadley was not performing but I wasn't going just to see her, wanted to see the show anyway! Wow what can I say, went with my mum and we both thought the show was amazing! Gloria onitiri played the part of Rachel Marron excellently! Maliki Paul who played the part of her son, also excellent. The whole cast were superb, I have great admiration for anyone who can perform live on stage! No-one will ever be able to perform Whitney Houston songs like Whitney could, so to try and compare these performances to hers is unfair. The end of the show was a surprise, when the cast did "I wanna dance with somebody" and the audience were out of their seats clapping, singing and dancing! Loved it, go and see it before it ends!!!!!!! I hope it comes to our local theatre, so I can see it again!

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“The bodyguard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

An amazing production! Didn't see Heather Headley but her understudy was amazing! Love the film and was worried but although the story is changed slightly it sill works. Lots more songs and fabulous staging. Definitely worth a visit. Sat in Row G in the stalls great seats.

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“Only go to see if Heather Headley is back”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

I went to see the bodyguard, expecting to see Heather Headley and then got an email sent saying she would not be performing and it would be her understudy. I thoroughly enjoyed the show do not get me wrong but u felt that the lady plaing Nikki(Debbie kurup) had a much stronger voice than the lead Gloria Onitiri, I felt she was good but not strong enough to portray Whitney Houston. Also if you do go DO NOT book with Lastminute.com as in their booking it says 2nd price stalls but what they mean is "dress circle" and most likely right at the back! Would definitely recommend the show but wait until Heather is back:-)

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“Fantastic!!!!! See it before it ends!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Saw this show a couple of weeks ago and it was absolutely brilliant. We had Gloria, the understudy but she was so good! Her voice was amazing and so was her acting! All the actors were great and the show was played out fantastically. I would recommend this to anyone!! Hurry, it ends soon!!

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