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“The Bodyguard - FABULOUS!” 5 of 5 stars
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Adelphi Theatre
411-412 Strand, London WC2R 0NS, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
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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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“The Bodyguard - FABULOUS!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Absolutely, totally, 100 per cent loved it! One of the best shows I've ever seen. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Would totally recommend this to anyone who is thinking of going, you wont be disappointed!

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“Heather Headley made the show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We had the opportunity to attend the stage version of the Whitney Houston movie, "The Bodyguard" at the Adelphi Theatre. To be perfectly honest, the story line is ok but the music is fantastic. It stars Heather Headley as Rachel. She has a voice that brings back the memories of Whitney. She made the show. Didn't see the movie, but listened a lot to the music.

The supporting cast is good but voices can't match Heather's. The young man who played her son had great charisma and very good talent. It will be interesting to see him in 10 years. Overall the show was entertaining and memorable. The encore number, "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" was one of the highlights-- although when Heather sang " I Will Always Love You" it gave you the chills. It was Whitney. This is a show not to be missed -- just make sure that Heather will be performing.

Visited April 2013
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Truly was a fantastic show! All the songs you know & performed excellently!

Even I was up clapping and singing at the end... And I don't sing!

All actors were perfectly picked for this show, would recommend paying a little extra for the seats in the stalls.

Hope to see the show again before it finishes!!

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“The Bodyguard Musical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Fantastic show. The most dramatic start to a musical I have seen. It will take you by surprise, heart stopping. I had been told how amazing this production was. I was not disappointed.
The vocals are outstanding by ALL the cast. Heather Headley, amazing as Rachel. Such a fantastic vocalist whose range does justice to Whitney Houston perfectly. Debbie Kurup, unbelievably beautiful voice & her portrayal of her character Nicki, very emotive. Again perfectly suited to the part. But for me, Michael Matias as Fletcher is a little star in the making. Will blow you away with his performance.
I was hesitant as to how such an iconic film would adapt to the stage, but the production is so well put together, film scenes merging effortlessly into stage performance, makes this well worth seeing. At the end, am sure you will be up singing & dancing like we all were. Leaving there feeling uplifted & very good about life! Highly recommended.

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“The bodyguard was fantastic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Me and my daughters travel once or twice a year for a theatre break in London so we have seen lots of shows and mostly musicals.
This was one of the best we had seen. The lead singer was amazing as were the co-stars. All very talented and put on a great performance. I would highly recommend the show to anyone.

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