Stunning production photos have been released of the new West End cast of the spectacular Thriller Live, which recently announced a new booking period through to 30th September, 2018. On 15th February, 2018, Thriller Live - a spectacular concert-style show that celebrates Michael Jackson’s enduring musical legacy and groundbreaking dance moves - will overtake Jersey Boys to become the 14th longest-running musical in West End history. On 19th August, 2018 the show will celebrate its 4000th … [Read more...]
Lyric Theatre London Tickets - News & Reviews
The Lyric Theatre London
29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Venue and Travel Information
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Tube Lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
Directions from nearest tube: Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
Car Park: Brewer Street
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets and Wheelchair accessible
The Lyric Theatre London
The Lyric Theatre is the oldest of the theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue. In 1888 it opened with the comic opera Dorothy featuring Marie Tempest, the show had transferred from the Prince of Wales Theatre. In 1906 Lewis Waller appeared in a season of revivals and a romantic version of Robin Hood. During 1910 The Chocolate Soldier was the first of Bernard Shaw’s plays to set to music when Oscar Strauss composed songs for an adaptation of Arms and the Man. In 1929 Leslie Howard appeared in the popular Berkeley Square.
The foyer and bar areas were completely renovated in 1932-33 and the exterior restored in 1994. The Lyric Theatre staged mostly light operettas when it first opened before subsequently staging light comedies and straight drama. In 1950 Andre Roussin’s The Little Hut had a run of 1261 performances with Robert Morley in the original cast. In 1955 Noel Coward’s South Sea Bubble played at the theatre starring Vivien Leigh. In 1972 Alan Ayckbourn’s How the Other Half Loves starring Alec Guinness ran for 869 performances. Other predominant productions include 1989 Rosemary Harris leading the cast of Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, Kenneth Branagh in Look Back In Anger and Sheila Hancock in Andrew Davies’ Prin.
They’re changing the cast at Thriller Live with eight new dancers joining the 15th Longest Running Musical in West End history - all making their West End stage debuts. The youngsters joining the cast this week are on 12-month contracts that will see them in the show when it starts its 10th anniversary West End celebrations at the Lyric Theatre in January 2018. Peter Cleverley joins the West End cast as dancer and Assistant Dance Captain after touring the world with Thriller Live, … [Read more...]
On the 25th June 2009, the world lost an icon. Now, that word is used a lot but what does it mean? Well according to the internet, an icon is “a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration” and although the word is used a lot, in this particular case, as we mention the death of American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actor, and philanthropist Michael Jackson, it is definitely apt. When he died, he left behind a huge backlog of some of the best … [Read more...]
Thriller Live celebrates becoming the 15th Longest Running West End Musical of All Time! Champagne flowed and a massive cake was cut last night as one of the West End’s longest running musicals celebrated reaching a major landmark. Last weekend, on Saturday 4th February, after 3,358 performances at the Lyric Theatre, Thriller Live smashed the long-held record of Jesus Christ Superstar, which opened in 1972, to become the 15th Longest Running Musical in West End history. The current … [Read more...]
“A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood,” the narrator says aloud. Yes, it is the story of The Gruffalo. There are bugs, bees, and a mouse. The scene is set and with that, you hear a sigh of satisfaction from the young audience. The stage set is more than adequate, there are leaves, trees, logs and of course… it resembles the deep dark woods as you would imagine when you once read the book. The costumes are interesting, practical and nothing less than adorable, yet they do have a … [Read more...]
Thriller Live smashes yet another West End record! After 3,304 performances it topples Me & My Girl to become the 16th Longest-Running Musical of all Time! Thriller Live has smashed yet another West End record to become London’s 16th Longest Running Musical of all time. On Sunday, December 18, the cast performed the 3,304th show at the Lyric Theatre to overtake “Me & My Girl”, which opened in 1985, to snatch the record. And another is due to fall soon... on Saturday … [Read more...]
“It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark, Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart, You try to scream, but terror takes the sound before you make it, You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes You’re paralyzed....” The lyrics to Michael Jackson’s iconic THRILLER always set off screams as the Thriller Live zombies crash into the Lyric Theatre auditorium - especially around Halloween. Right now, the theatre itself … [Read more...]