The first televised Black British Theatre Awards 2020 were a vibrant affair hosted by presenter and comedic actor Eddie Nestor, filmed at London’s Young Vic Theatre and broadcast on Sky Arts.
The BBTAs have revealed the 2020 Black British Theatre Awards nominee list, voted almost entirely by the public and representing some of the finest work by Black performers and creatives in UK theatre. The 2020 awards ceremony will air on Sky Arts this autumn, as part of the channel’s free to air line-up.
This summer the West End Musical Drive-In brings West End superstars direct to your cars. Shanay Holmes, one half of the creative team making this event possible, explains more.
Following the closure of all West End theatres due to the Coronavirus outbreak, producers today announced that Thriller Live performed its last Moonwalk at the Lyric theatre on 15 March 2020 – the 4657th West End performance.
For the run up to Christmas, Peter Andre takes over the leading performance in Gary Lloyd’s Thriller Live.
in Thriller Live we are lucky enough to have, in the West End, a show that celebrates Michael Jackson’s work through amazing vocals, slick choreography, the best dance crew of the West End, and, of course, his eternal music.
This summer will mark the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. Has it really been that long? On a more positive note, this month marks the 10th anniversary of the Thriller Live musical in the West End.
There are now a few reviews of Thriller Live on my website and all are unanimous – this is an entertaining extravaganza that any Michael Jackson fan would be mad to miss seeing.
Celebrating 10 years at the Lyric Theatre, a memorable production of Thriller Live played to a full house. Adrian Grant’s vision, breathed into life by Gary Lloyd’s direction and choreography, together with John Maher’s intuitive understanding of Michael Jackson’s rock, pop and soul classics has created a fusion of excellence.
Experience the fun of this spectacular live concert, celebrating Michael Jackson’s legacy as an artist; a singer, songwriter, composer, arranger, dancer and all-round entertainer who created groundbreaking records, videos and live performances, inspiring future generations of singers, songwriters and musicians.
Sometimes you know that a particular show or indeed performance will not only be special, but also remain with you for a long time to come. The Thriller Live 4,000th Charity Gala Performance in the aid of The Prince’s Trust was one of those performances.
Thriller Live is currently running in the West End as well as being on a UK tour. While there is no plot, it’s clear that audiences are loving it due to the show celebrating and drawing together the songs of music legend Michael Jackson in a glitzy, concert format.
The full list of shows for West End LIVE 2018 West End LIVE, which returns to Trafalgar Square on 16 and 17 June 2018, has been released.
The undeniable talent of the controversial Michael Jackson is fully on display in Thriller Live, an energetic and thoroughly exciting showcase of his greatest hits.
As another year passes it’s time to reflect on this years theatre trips. There have been some massive openings this year, a few well-deserved West End transfers and as always a few little gems Off-West End.
If you love dance in either a musical or more traditional dance based show, here’s a few shows you need to either book for or visit today
One of my regrets in life, was not seeing “The King Of Pop” Michael Jackson perform live. Like many people I was going to book tickets but just never actually got around to it.
The popular live show has just celebrated becoming the 15th longest running West End show, having had 3,358 performances at the Lyric theatre and it seems that audiences still can’t get enough.
Hard to Beat It: Thriller Live, at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre until Saturday, certainly shows that there’s something about Michael Jackson that you just can’t stop loving.
Marking seven years in the West End (along with an eye-watering global box office take of £150million) Thriller Live continues at the Lyric after a magnificent makeover.
At its heart the show is still the same juke-box musical, chock full of hits. But there’s no fictional fairy-tale woven around the songs of Michael Jackson here and nor does the show pretend to be a (potentially tedious) biopic. Thriller Live remains a simple yet lavish, tribute to the music, the styles and the dance that Jackson created, excellently performed.
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