Review: The Bodyguard

Review: The Bodyguard

The international, award-winning smash-hit musical The Bodyguard is back in Belfast! This time Rachel Marron is played by multi-platinum Australian recording artist Emily Williams (Australian Idol, Young Divas) and Frank Farmer  is played by Ayden Callaghan (Emmerdale, Hollyoaks).

This is our 3rd time seeing this brilliant stage recreation of the movie that took Whitney’s career into the stratosphere, it feels like yesterday watching that video for the first time and seeing the movie in the cinema.

It literally explodes onto the Opera House stage, first of all with a shock, and then with a concert performance of Queen Of The Night. The show features many more iconic tunes from the movie and a few more of Whitney classics thrown in for extra treats. You’ll be humming along to these all the way home from the theatre, and you’ll be remembering that movie and wanting to watch it again.

Emily is brilliant as Rachel, she’s only been in the role a few weeks, and to sing Whitney classics live on stage every night along with numerous dance routines takes a lot of stamina and energy.

Fletcher (Rachel’s son) played by Kaylen Luke, is a superstar, he lit up the stage every time he performed, what a joy.

Emily-Mae who plays Nicki Marron is fantastic as Rachel’s sister. Nicki feels left behind and overshadowed by her sister’s star quality, but here on the Opera House stage, she almost outshines her sister a few times. You’ll love her beautiful version of Saving All My Love For You. You’ll also love Ayden Callaghan’s karaoke moment!

The Bodyguard runs until Saturday the 30th at the Grand Opera House and it’s a massive treat night

Production photo of The Bodyguard
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