News Can you feel it? Read about the Thriller Live buzz
October 24, 2018
Thriller Live will celebrate its 10th birthday in the West End on January 22
On April 9 it will become the 13th Longest Running West End Musical in history
Thriller Live has just celebrated its 4,000th West End performance with guest stars led by Peter Andre performing for one night only in aid of The Prince’s Trust, the start of a year-long partnership with the charity
A second company is touring Poland, Germany, Dubai, Kuwait and across the UK
The champagne is on ice on Shaftesbury Avenue as Thriller Live, the concert spectacular which showcases Michael Jackson’s unforgettable music and dazzling choreography prepares to celebrate 10 years as the Lyric Theatre’s longest running success.
Today it releases 190,000 seats as producers announce a new booking period to Sunday 29 September, 2019.
The corks will finally pop on January 22 when original cast members and singers and dancers from the show across the decade will celebrate this amazing West End milestone.
Then on Tuesday April 9, at the 4,625th West End performance, Thriller Live will overtake Miss Saigon to become the 13th longest running musical of all time.
A year-long partnership with The Prince’s Trust charity started with Peter Andre and other celebrity guests appearing in a fundraising gala for the show’s 4,000th West End performance and will next include the Lyric Theatre getting a Halloween makeover by youngsters supported by the Prince’s Trust.
A second Thriller Live company is touring Poland, Germany, Dubai, Kuwait and the UK.
Thriller Live is unlike other West End musicals. There is no script or story, it is instead a eye-popping 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.
Thriller Live first Moonwalked into the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in 2009 and it holds the record as the longest ever run of a show since the theatre started entertaining the capital in December 1888. Thriller Live has now been seen by over 5 million people in 33 countries and played over 6,500 performances worldwide, never failing to get a standing ovation!
The current Thriller Live West End company:
Charlotte Berry, Wayne Anthony Cole, Vivienne Ekwulugo, Haydon Eshun, David Julien, John Moabi, Florivaldo Mossi, Stefan Sinclair, Jonah Mayor, Aisling Duffy, Ebony Clarke, Vivian Gayle, Simone, David Devyne, Daniel Blessing, Filippo Coffano, Joel Ekperigin, Eliza Hart, Leona Lawrenson, Mari Macleod, Oskarina O’Sullivan, Zinzile Jshuma, Matt Vjestica, Triple Calz, Isaiah Mason, Xhanti Mbonzongwana, Christian Posso, Jay Jay Prince.
Musical Director, Keyboard 2 & Guitar 2 John Maher; AMD, Keyboard 1, Ryan Alex Farmery; Guitar 1 Damien Cooper; Bass Oliver Latka; Drums Mike Bradley; Percussion, Keyboard 3 Adam Kovacs.
The Creative Team:
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 Jo Dyce, Media Programmer Sam MacLaren.
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.
THRILLER LIVE Lyric Theatre
London, W1D 7ES
Booking until Sunday
29 September 2019
Tuesday - Friday, 7.30pm
Saturday, 4pm & 8pm
Sunday, 3.30pm & 7.30pm
Running time: 2hrs 20mins
including one interval
Tickets: from £30
No booking fee if booked in person at the box office
Box office: 0330 333 4812
All tickets include a £1.25 Theatre Restoration Levy
Thursday 27, Friday 28, Monday 31 December.
Tuesday 18 December 2018, 7.30pm
Wednesday 19 December 2018, 7.30pm
Thursday 20 December 2018, 7.30pm
Friday 21 December 2018, 7.30pm
Saturday 22 December 2018, 4pm & 8pm
Sunday 23 December 2018, 3.30pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 27 December 2018, 3.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 28 December 2018, 3.30pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 29 December 2018, 4pm & 8pm
Sunday 30 December 2018, 3.30pm & 7.30pm
Monday 31 December 2018, 3.30pm & 7.30pm
Wednesday 2 January 2019, 7.30pm
Thursday 3 January 2019, 7.30pm
Friday 4 January 2019, 7.30pm
Saturday 5 January 2019, 4pm & 8pm
Sunday 6 January 2019, 3.30pm