The Moonwalking is not going to stop any time soon...! West End hit Thriller Live, a spectacular concert-style show that celebrates Michael Jackson’s enduring musical legacy and ground-breaking dance moves, today announces it has opened a new booking period to Sunday 7th April, 2019! 190,000 new seats go on sale today. The new booking period includes several exciting events and Michael Jackson-related celebrations: Wednesday 29 August would have been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday. … [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.
2018 - A YEAR CELEBRATING MICHAEL JACKSON THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME Thriller Live enters its 10th year Moonwalking in the West End On February 15, 2018, Thriller Live will become the 14th Longest Running West End Musical in history More celebrations are planned for Thriller Live’s 4,000th West End performance and what would have been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday in August "Michael Jackson: On The Wall" at the National Portrait Gallery will celebrate The King of Pop’s … [Read more...]
Thriller Live London Moonwalking into the West End after three UK tours and standing ovations across Europe, Thriller Live is a spectacular show celebrating the career of the brilliant Michael Jackson, and the Jackson 5. Thriller Live is fully backed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment UK, marking the first Jackson’s dedicated live theatrical experience! Bringing to stage the sensational dancing and distinctive sound of the Jackson’s greatest hits, Thriller Live includes brilliant multi-media … [Read more...]
The children’s picture book The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler has been adapted for the stage by Tall Stories, the brilliant children’s theatre company founded twenty years ago by Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell. This highly polished musical adaptation is running in the West End over the Christmas period and is guaranteed to be a massive hit. Skilfully directed by Olivia Jacobs, the show follows the Gruffalo’s Child (played by Sophie Alice) who ignores her father’s … [Read more...]
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...]