There's no question that Thriller Live is a genuine crowd-pleaser. But is it the answer? It depends on what you want the West End to stand for. Is it a place to showcase the best in world theatre, or just a home for mindless but colourful variety spectacles?Actually, let's not to be too snobbish. There's room for both. I may personally miss the fact that the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue -- one of the best, most perfectly proportioned playhouses in town -- has been lost to straight plays...
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Thriller Live Information
Now in its tenth year of celebrating the life of the King of Pop in the West End, Thriller Live brings Michael Jackson's greatest hits to life on stage at the Lyric Theatre.
The show features all your favourite MJ hits spanning his entire career - including "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", "Beat It", "Billie Jean", "Earth Song" and "Thriller" - performed by an energetic cast accompanied by eye-popping multi-media effects and spectacular choreography.
Thriller Live features choreography from award-winning director Gary Lloyd, who has previously worked with the likes of Leona Lewis, Will Young, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson and Girls Aloud, with additional choreography from LaVelle Smith Jnr.
Over his 40 year career, Michael Jackson sold over 750 million records around the globe, including the best-selling album of all time, Thriller. Famed for his iconic look and distinctive dance moves, Michael Jackson inspired a generation of artists and musicians including: Beyonce, Jamiroquai, Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, The Weeknd, Kanye West and Jay Z.
Please Note: Contains constant use of flashing LED screen and some strobe lighting.
Pays tribute to the musical hits and career of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5. Unlike other West End productions, Thriller - Live is not a rigid book musical with set songs, but is a constantly evolving music concert celebration.
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Cast and creative
By: Originally conceived and created by Adrian Grant.
Songs by: Featuring the songs of Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5
Director: Gary Lloyd
Producer: Paul Walden and Derek Nicol for Flying Music and Sony Music Entertainment UK in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts
Cast list: Wayne Anthony-Cole, Vivienne Ekwulugo, Haydon Eshun, David Julien, Sophia MacKay, Jonah Mayor, John Moabi, Florivaldo Mossi, Daniel Blessing, Filippo Coffano, David Devyne, Joel Ekperigin, Eliza Hart, Leona Lawrenson, Mari Macleod, Oskarina O’Sullivan, Zinzile Tshuma, Matt Vjestica, Joshua Atoyebi, Triple Calz, Isaiah Mason, Xhanti Mbonzongwana, Jay-Jay Prince and Messiah Unsudimi.
Design: Jonathan Park
Lighting: Nigel Catmur
Choreography: Gary Lloyd
Sound: Chris Whybrow
Latest Thriller Live News & Features
To celebrate Thriller Live's 11th anniversary in the West End, a singalong performance of the Michael Jackson inspired production has been announced. A singalong performance of Thriller Live' will take place at the Lyric Theatre on 22nd January 2020.Singalong performance of Thriller LiveA singalong performance of Thriller Live will take place on the evening performance on 22nd January 2020, inviting audiences to sing along to their favourite hits by Michael Jackson.A spokesman for Thriller Live...
It has been announced that Peter Andre will return to Thriller Live as a guest star at the Lyric Theatre later this year.Andre will star in a two-week engagement from 10th to 22nd December, excluding Sunday evening performances, performing the songs of Michael Jackson. He returns to Thriller Live after appearing in the 4,000th West End performance last year.Best known for his singles 'Mysterious Girl' and 'Flava', Andre's theatre credits include a national tour of Grease as Teen Angel, as well...
The West End production of Thriller Live is set to close at the Lyric Theatre after 11 years of performances in London.The show, which celebrates the life and music of pop legend Michael Jackson, rattles through the singer's back catalogue from the early Jackson 5 days with his brother to some of his biggest hits including "Thriller", "Bad", "Billie Jean" and "Smooth Criminal".Thriller Live, which opened at the theatre on 21st January 2009, will play its final performance at the Lyric Theatre on...