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The smash-hit West End musical, THE BODYGUARD returns to Mayflower Theatre for 2 weeks only! 

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don't expect is to fall in love. 

Based on the Warner Bros. film written by the acclaimed, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Chill, The Empire Strikes Back), with a book by Oscar-winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), this extraordinary production has been dazzling audiences around the world. 

A ‘BRILLIANT!’ (The Times), breathtakingly romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a whole host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I Have Nothing, Million Dollar Bill, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.



Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including an interval.

Age Advice:

Recommended age 10+


Contains strobe lighting.

Standard Pricing
Mon - Thu Evening £29.50 to £49.50
Thu Matinee £29.50 to £49.50
Fri & Sat Evening £35.50 to £55.50
Sat Matinee £35.50 to £55.50

Discounts do not apply to Fri & Sat evening performances.

Executive Membership £6 off top two prices at all performances.
Young Person Under 16 £8 off each ticket. Excludes lowest price tickets.
Groups (10+)* £5 off.
Groups (20+)* £6 off plus one free ticket with every 20 purchased.
School & Young People's Groups (10+)* £20 tickets on Mon - Wed evening performances only.
One free supervisor with every 20.

* Not available online - please call 02380 711811.

Click here for further information on concessions, discounts & groups.


Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant


Start your visit in style! Our award winning restaurant on the third floor within the theatre is open for pre-show theatre lunches and dining. Relax, unwind and enjoy classic flavours with a modern twist. Tempted? See our Menus

Hotel, Dinner & Show Packages


Add that extra sparkle to your evening! Indulge in a three course meal in our fantastic restaurant Ovation, a top price show ticket, and a stay at one of Southampton’s premier hotels. Learn More

VIP Box Package


Make it an extra special night and experience VIP treatment with a Package.  Learn more...

VIP Box Package

VIP Box Packages for 4 people include the following:

Personally greeted by a dedicated host on arrival.

A private table will be reserved in one of our bars for you to enjoy pre show.

Bottle of Prosecco or *Champagne on ice at your table.

A selection of canapés served at your table and chef’s handmade chocolates.

Your host will collect and direct you to your seats for the start of the performance.

4 pre ordered ice-creams will be served to your box during the interval.

Our VIP package for 4 people is £90.00 to include VAT or £120.00 if you prefer to enjoy a bottle of *Veuve Cliquot. 
For an additional £50.00 you would be invited to enjoy private hospitality in our Executive Suite pre show (subject to availability).

Call Box Office on 02380 711811 to book your package.

Please note that package price does not include your show ticket.  Bookings are required at least 48 hours before your visit.

Afternoon Tea

Why not make your visit extra special and share a lovely post-show pot of tea in the bustling environment of our historic Grade II listed theatre? Enjoy delicious traditional treats prepared by our award-winning chefs in Ovation after the show. Learn more...