Thriller Live now booking to 28 Sep 2014 at Lyric
The show opened at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, on 21 Jan 2009, following previews from 2 Jan 2009, to generally good notices from the popular press: THE GUARDIAN says, "It's cute, kicking and retro." THE STAGE says, "Some of the set pieces, particularly the Billie Jean/Thriller/Bad set are, quite literally, thrilling." THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Thrilling, certainly, but empty, too." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "A glitzy concert of song and dance...a great night out." THE DAILY EXPRESS says, "A hugely enjoyable, gloriously upbeart, high energy show." THE INDEPENDENT says, "Immensely enjoyable. "
In May this year, Thriller Live became the longest running show at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue since the venue first opened in December 1888. (Beating previous long-standing record held by Cameron Mackintosh’s production of 5 Guys Named Moe). More than 1 million people have seen the show at the Lyric Theatre and more than 2.5million people have seen the show worldwide.
The show, originally conceived and created by Adrian Grant, is directed by Gary Lloyd.
Unlike other West End productions, Thriller - Live is not a rigid book musical with set songs, but is a constantly evolving music concert celebration.