It seems impossible that Beverley Knight, as she sings in this new footage of the star recording music for The Bodyguard, is, in fact every woman, but wait…
… she is at least two. She’s the British MOBO-winning soul sensation from Wolverhampton who was made an MBE for both her music and charity work and, from 9 September she’ll be fictional global hit artist Rachel Marron, central character in the musical stage adaptation of The Bodyguard.
In the hit musical she sings the songs of third woman, Whitney Houston, whose back catalogue of songs run throughout the story of a world famous celebrity forced to employ a new bodyguard when the attentions of a stalker are deemed too much of a threat.
Knight takes over the role from fourth woman Gloria Onitiri, who herself stepped into the shoes of Olivier Award nominee (and fifth woman) Heather Headley. She’s also directed by sixth woman Thea Sharrock.
Every Woman, then, might be stretching things a bit, but, when you factor in that Marron is probably a creation based on a number of superstars, a fair few could have had an effect on her performance when she steps on stage at the Adelphi theatre opposite Tristan Gemmill for the first time next month.
Watch the video Knight performing I’m Every Woman at the top of the page.