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 26th April 2020.
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? Read more