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You know the story. One spoiled diva. A top-notch no-nonsense bodyguard. A wee kiddie at risk. A letter-writing psycho and jealous sister in the wings. The late Whitney Houston is as well-remembered for classic 1992 movie The Bodyguard and that Dolly Parton cover as she is for her string of chart toppers.

Opening last year, Alexander Dinelaris's adaptation has gone method in hiring a singer, rather than actress, in the lead role in this new cast. Whatever reservations you might have about her acting, you know you've got a safe set of vocal cords with Beverley Knight. Predictably, it's the singing that keeps The Bodyguard afloat whenever you might waver.

> Beverley Knight on The Bodyguard: 'It's not a Whitney Houston tribute'

An opening X Factor wall of stats and some mobile phones are the only updating the story gets, but to be honest that's all it needs. A man »


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