Wednesday 17 January 2018

Woman thrown out of theatre for singing along 'loudly and badly' to The Bodyguard

Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard musical
Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard musical

Sophie Jamieson

A woman who sang along “loudly and badly” to the musical The Bodyguard was thrown out of the theatre.

The audience member reportedly became aggressive when other theatre-goers asked her to be quiet. She was eventually ushered out.

The actors continued on stage at the final performance of the show in Nottingham while the woman sung her own renditions of famous songs including I Will Always Love You for 20 minutes.

Audience members claimed the woman threatened people who complained, with some saying the police had been called.

The atmosphere was “more like a football match than a theatre trip”, said Sacha Gainard, who went to the show with his parents.

He said: "We were a few rows in front of the woman, who it sounds like was being told off for singing along loudly and badly.

"She was swearing and being quite aggressive to those who were trying to shush her.

"It rumbled on, and after every song, it seemed to bubble back up to enough of a level most of us on the second tier could hear her."

Mr Gainard, of Wymeswold, Leicestershire, said staff at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall finally removed the woman "after a good 20 minutes of her carrying on".

"It did ruin the first half for those of us on that tier, and was not really the kind of atmosphere you expect at the theatre,"

The touring musical stars former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke as Rachel Marron, the character made famous by Whitney Houston in the 1992 film of the same name.

The show features songs made famous by Whitney Houston, including Saving All My Love, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and I Will Always Love You.

Burke seemed unfazed by the woman's antics, tweeting: "Great last night here in Nottingham!! Thank you guys for having us!!!! On to the next city."

The Telegraph

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