Tues 9 Dec 2008
Denise Pearson & Ricko Baird cast in Thriller
The full cast has been confirmed for Thriller Live, featuring the songs of Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5, which opens at the Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Ave, on 21 Jan 2009, following previews from 2 Jan 2009 - booking to 12 April 2009.
Former 5 Star lead vocalist, songwriter and Brit Award-winner Denise Pearson makes her West End debut. She is joined by Ricko Baird, who co-choreographed Michael Jackson's Number 1 hit, "You Rock My World", and doubled for him in the video. He was also lead dancer alongside Michael himself on "Dangerous" on the "Michael Jackson and Friends" tour. .
The rest of the cast includes, Roger Wright, John Moabi, Ben Foster, Ashton Russell, Kamilah Beckles, Ivan Blackstock, Jordan Darrell, Jo Dyce, Christabelle Fields, Elliott James; Earl Perkins, Danni Rothman; Emily Rumbles, Ross Sands; Sean Williams,Yasmin Yazdi. As previouly mentioned, three 13-year-old boys Layton Williams, Sterling Williams & Kieron Alleyne share the role of young Michael Jackson.
The show, originally conceived and created by Adrian Grant, is directed and choreographed by Gary Lloyd, with additional choreography by LaVelle Smith Jnr and and Kerys Nathan.
Songs include 'I Want You Back', 'I'll Be There', 'Show You The Way To Go', 'Can You Feel It','Rock With You, ' 'She's Out Of My Life', 'Thriller', 'Beat It', 'Ben', 'ABC', 'Man in the Mirror', 'Dirty Diana', 'Billie Jean', 'Earth Song', and many, many more.