Record-breaking Thriller Live announces a new booking period to Sunday 1st April 2018 at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End.
Michael Jackson famously sang “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough”.
The West End spectacular Thriller Live that celebrates his musical legacy and groundbreaking dance moves, and which recently became the 15th Longest Running Musical in West End history, is taking that message to heart!
“Blame It On The Boogie”… the show’s producers today announce a new 12- month booking period to April 1, 2018!
Thriller Live, on 26 March becomes the 9th longest running show – musical or play – in the West End, has now been seen by over 4.2 milion people in 33 countries and played over 5,400 performances worldwide, never failing to get a standing ovation!
Thriller Live first Moonwalked into the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in January 2009 and tonight (Wednesday 14 March) is its 3,403rd West End performance. It holds the record as the longest ever run of a show since the theatre started entertaining the capital in December 1888.
Thriller Live is also receiving 5-star rave reviews on a major tour, playing theatres across the UK and several countries across Europe. The final UK dates on the current leg of the tour are Waterfront Hall, Belfast (16 – 18 March); Grand Theatre Swansea (20 – 25 March); Grand Theatre Leeds (11 – 15 April).
A new UK tour will set out in autumn, dates to be announced soon.
In April, Thriller Live will return to the People’s Republic of China, where in 2016 it was honoured to be chosen as the opening production at a brand new state-of-the-art 1,200-seat theatre at the new Parisian Hotel Macau. It will take up residency there again running to September 2017.
The London production also today announces its Christmas 2017
Week commencing 18 December 2017
6 shows, no shows on Sunday 24 December
week commencing 25 December – 9 Shows
Mon 25/12 – NO SHOW
Tue 26/12 – NO SHOW
Wed 27/12 – TWO SHOWS 3.30/7.30
Thur 28/12 – ONE SHOW 7.30
Fri 29/12 – TWO SHOWS 3.30/7.30
Sat 30/12 – TWO SHOWS 4/8
Sun 31/12 – TWO SHOWS 3.30/7.30
week commencing 1st Jan – Extra Matinee at 3.30pm on Wednesday 3 January.
Thriller Live is unlike other West End musicals. There is no script or story, it is instead a eye-popping spectacular concert celebration of Michael Jackson’s music and dance legacy, bringing to life on stage his distinctive high-energy dancing and the pulsating sound of many of pop’s greatest hits. The show changes each year with new numbers added, and features specially created video footage and effects and dazzling choreography by the show’s award-winning director, Gary Lloyd.
The current Thriller Live West End company are Angelica Allen, Dajiow, Haydon Eshun, Alex Ko, John Moabi, Stefan Sinclair, Cordell Mostellar, Reece Bahia, Ione Townsend, Aisling Duffy, Florivaldo Mossi, Leslie Bowman, Ebony Clarke, Ella Coghill, Jamal Crawford, Victoria Lamm, Arnold Mabhena, Ashley-Jordon Packer, Helen Parsons, Jacinta Seivers, Steven Thompson, Tom Remaili, Sophie Usher, Aled Arhyel Charles, Roshawn Hewitt, Marcellus Virgo-Smith, Eshan Gopal, Daniel Odejinmi.
The band are: Musical Supervisor, Keyboard 2 & Guitar 2 John Maher, Assistant MD / Keys 1 Ryan Alex Farmery, Damien Cooper, Oliver Latka, Mike Bradley, Accy Yeats.
The Creative Team are: Director and Choreographer Gary Lloyd, Original concept and Executive Director Adrian Grant, Musical Supervisor and Head Arranger John Maher, Set Designer Jonathan Park, Lighting Designer Nigel Catmur, Associate Lighting Designer Matt Lee, Video Content Designer Colin Rozee and Potion Pictures ,Costume Stylists and Supervisors Shooting Flowers, Sound Designer Chris Whybrow, Casting Director Debbie O’Brien, Associate Choreographer Yasmin Yazdi, Associate Choreographer Jo Dyce, Media Programmer Sam MacLaren.
Producers: Paul Walden and Derek Nicol for Flying Music in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts.
Thriller Live was originally conceived and created by Adrian Grant, a long time associate of Michael Jackson, and author of Michael Jackson – The Visual Documentary.
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