Some of you may have noticed that I’ve become slightly addicted with The Bodyguard since my first visit in December. At the moment I’m watching the show around once a week and I’m loving it more and more each time.
And when I found out I would happen to be in London the day Oliver Le Sueur was on for Frank Farmer for the first time I just couldn’t resist watching the show that day.
I love Lloyd Owen’s Frank. He’s very calm and oozes charisma. His Frank hides his feelings well and doesn’t open up to people quickly.
Oliver on the other hand comes across as much warmer and easier to get close to. His Frank shows more emotion and he generally appears more accessible. I loved seeing such a completely different take on the role. While I doubt this portrayal would suit Lloyd’s Frank it worked perfectly for Oliver. It was very impressive to see how relaxed Oliver appeared playing the male lead in such a big show for the very first time. I’m looking forward to seeing how he develops in the part once he has been on a few more times. If you get the chance please do go and catch him as Frank. You won’t be disappointed!
Heather Headley once again proved what a star she is by delivering yet another breathtaking performance. Her and Oliver worked really well together. And for the first time her answer to “What did you expect?” after she tells Frank he doesn’t look like a Bodyguard made perfect sense: “Somebody bigger” (not that Oliver is small but he’s definitely not as tall as Lloyd).
Debbie Kurup’s performance was flawless as always. Hearing her and Heather sing “Run to you” remains one of my show highlight. She gives Nicky a vulnerability that makes it impossible not to feel for her.
I’d like to give a special shout out to David Page and Holly James. Watching those two dance is nothing but amazing. I really hope I’ll manage to catch Holly as Nicky and David as the Stalker sometimes.
If you haven’t seem The Bodyguard yet I urge you to go and watch the show. You’ll be treated to an evening full of breathtaking voices, great dancing and an all in all well done stage adaption of a popular movie.
For more info and to book tickets go to http://www.thebodyguardmusical.com