Cleo Higgins joins the West End cast of Thriller Live
Cleo Higgins, who is a former member of girl group Cleopatra and was last seen as a semi-finalist on BBC's 'The Voice UK' in 2013, will make her West End debut, as she joins the cast of Thriller Live at the Lyric Theatre.
Cleo is set to debut with the West End cast on 24 Jun 2014, although she has already toured the UK and Europe with the show. She released the following statement:
"I'm a huge Michael Jackson fan and I identify with him. I'm an Eighties baby - I come from the same era. When he died I literally cried every day for a year. His death reminded me how connected I felt to him as a person and musician, but I didn't recognise how strong those links were until then. My favourite song I get to perform in the show is 'They Don't Really Care About Us'. I get to feel the energy Michael gave when he sang, when it was recorded. I get right into that zone and I feel every word. We celebrate his incredible legacy in Thriller Live. His songs will never die!"
Indeed, with the recent release of Michael Jackson's second posthumous album 'Xscape', he managed to top the album charts five years after his death.
Thriller Live is billed as 'a constantly evolving spectacular concert-style show with no storyline to slow down the action. It instead celebrates the songs, ground-breaking videos and iconic dance moves of the world's greatest entertainer.'
Thriller Live is directed and choreographed by Gary Lloyd, and produced by Paul Walden and Derek Nicol for Flying Music in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts.
Thriller Live has performed more than 3,700 times in 29 countries to an international audience of almost three million people. The West End production opened on 21 Jan 2009 and is currently booking through to 19 Apr 2015. It is now officially the longest running show in the Lyric Theatre's 125-year history.