'The Bodyguard', a well known film starring the infamous talent of Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, Whitney in my opinion, will always be the number one musical diva of her time, I have always admired her natural talent.
This performance however was not a film but a theatrical musical performed at the Adelphi theatre in London, and the stars of the show were Lloyd Owen and Gloria Onitiri. The cast was small but and the staging was very intimate, it was lovely to see a show that involves only a handful of people, I felt there was a lot more focus on each character which I truly enjoyed.
I was treated to the ticket by my partner for our anniversary, I was very excited, we took our places in the dress circle and we waited for the steady progression of the lights dimming down and the silence spreading amongst the audience but to our surprise we were not met by this traditional routine but by a loud gun shot noise- BANG. The whole audience were shocked and silenced at the same time as the curtain started to rise and the show began. In my opinion, a very clever and fitting way to start the show, great idea! And trust me, I've been to more than a few theatre/operatic performances, this was a refreshing change.