Feast your eyes upon the promo pic for the musical The Bodyguard which now has a new leading lady in the form of our very own Beverley Knight. The singer recently made her West End debut in the role of Rachel Marron, popularised by the late great Whitney Houston. Bev took the reigns from the supremely talented Heather Headley who has now headed back to the US to start preparations for the Broadway version of the musical. When asked if she was nervous about the role Beverley told Blackhair magazine:
“Yeah! And I think I should’ve been. If I hadn’t been nervous, something wouldn’ve have been right. It’s such a switch of gear for me. If it had just been a case of ‘can I sing these 10 songs?’ it would’ve been no problem. But it’s not – it’s much more than that.”
I saw The Bodyguard musical last year and was blown away by the production (read my recap here). I’m a huge fan of Bev and I’m confident that with her vocal ability, stage presence and charisma she’ll do a sterling job.
Visit www.thebodyguardmusical.com for further details.