Moonwalking in the West End after three UK tours and thrilling crowds across Europe, Thriller Live is a sensational show celebrating the career of the Michael Jackson, and the Jackson 5. Thriller Live is the first Jackson’s dedicated live theatrical experience, and is supported by Sony BMG Music Entertainment UK.
Live on stage is the sensational dancing and distinctive sound of the Jackson’s greatest hits, Thriller Live has fabulous multi-media effects and dazzling choreography by the shows award-winning director Gary Lloyd, plus additional choreography by 5 time MTV award-winning LaVelle Smith Jnr.
In a career spanning 40 years, Michael Jackson has sold an amazing 750 million records worldwide. Thriller Live includes more than 2 hours of smash-hit songs in a show that is a world-class spectacle.
You can enjoy some of your favourite Jackson’ songs performed by an extremely talented cast and live band. Songs include the hits: I Want You Back, Can You Feel It, She’s Out Of My Life, Billie Jean, Earth Song, Beat It, Thriller and many, many more!
Evenings: Monday to Friday and Sunday 7.30pm, and Saturday at 8.00pm
Matinees: Saturday 4.00pm and Sunday 3.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Age Restrictions: Suitable for ages 8 and over.
Show Opened: 2nd Jan 2009
Important Info: Contains constant use of flashing LED screen and some strobe lighting.
The Lyric Theatre London
The Lyric Theatre is the oldest of the theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue. Opening in 1888 with the comic opera Dorothy, (featuring Marie Tempest), which had transferred from the Prince of Wales Theatre. During 1906 Lewis Waller appeared in a season of revivals and a romantic version of Robin Hood. In 1910 The Chocolate Soldier was the first of Bernard Shaw’s plays to be set to music when Oscar Strauss composed songs for an adaptation of Arms and the Man.
Berkeley Square was presented by Gilbert Miller and Leslie Howard in 1929, with Howard as Peter Standish.
The foyer and bar areas were completely renovated in 1932-33 and the exterior later restored in 1994. The theatre staged mostly light operettas when it first opened before subsequently staging light comedies and straight drama. From 1950 Andre Roussin’s The Little Hut had a run of 1261 performances with Robert Morley in the original cast. 1955 saw Noel Coward’s South Sea Bubble played at the theatre starring Vivien Leigh.
Alan Ayckbourn’s How the Other Half Loves starring Alec Guinness ran for 869 performances from 1972. Other predominant productions include Rosemary Harris leading the cast of Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, Look Back in Anger with Kenneth Branagh, and Sheila Hancock in Andrew Davies’ Prin.
Opening on 2nd January 2009 and currently showing is Thriller Live!
Lyric Theatre London
29 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 7ES