Eye-witnesses say fights broke out mid-production as "loud" attendees attempted to join in with the star-studded cast.
Fronted by ex-Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton, pictures and videos show riot cops shutting down the show earlier last night.
The Bodyguard has since been cancelled and disgruntled members of the audience have flocked to social media to air their grievances.
One wrote: "I’m new to the world of theatre. But sad and disappointed tonight at the state of some people's arrogance and disrespect while at a show.
I’m new to the world of theatre. But sad and disappointed tonight at the state of some peoples arrogance and disrespect while at a show.
— Karl Bradley (@KarlBradley_1) April 7, 2023
"Completely ruined The Bodyguard, singing over the actors, to the point of them cancelling the show and police being called."
Another said: "Cannot believe what I’ve just witnessed at the palace theatre watching the Bodyguard.
"A mini riot after the show was stopped because audience members were trying to sing over the cast. Police riot vans been called in. Chaos."
While a third penned: "Went to The Palace Theatre in Manchester to watch The Bodyguard and a bunch of entitled p*****s starting singing over the lead during the final song.
"A riot broke out, the show was cancelled and the police were called. fighting definitely broke out. Hence the 3 police cars and the show being cancelled."
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