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‘Remains the most consistently outstanding show in town’: THRILLER LIVE – West End ★★★★★

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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.

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‘Experience the fun of this spectacular live concert’: THRILLER LIVE – West End

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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.

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‘You can’t Beat It for an awesome evening of entertainment’: Thriller Live – West End ★★★★★

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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 – West End

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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.

THRILLER LIVE – West End

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Jonathan BazLeave a Comment

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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NEWS: 500,000 head to West End Live, Full line-up announced for 20-21 June

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West End LIVE in association with MasterCard takes place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2015. Now in its 11th year, this free annual event – the largest event of its type in the world – is organised by Westminster City Council and Official London Theatre and offers fantastic free family entertainment from London’s top theatre productions and attractions.

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Thriller Live’s 7th Year

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When Thriller Live arrived at the Lyric on Shaftesbury Avenue exactly six years ago today, I thought it felt very much like a filler that would be there for a few months but then move on. Instead, of course, it was Michael Jackson who moved on himself to the great pop arena in the sky, and the show became a sort of living memorial to him. In the days following his death, the theatre became a shrine with fans coming there to post tributes. (There’s now a permanent one in the foyer).