Thriller Live at the Lyric Theatre

‘A standout evening of entertainment’: THRILLER LIVE – West End ★★★★★

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Lyric Theatre. London

For the run up to Christmas, Peter Andre takes over the leading performance in Gary Lloyd’s Thriller Live.

Now in its 11th year, this remarkable piece of West End theatre that celebrates the dance and songwriting genius of Michael Jackson continues to pack out Shaftesbury Avenue’s Lyric Theatre, cementing Jackson’s reputation as the King Of Pop.

This website has reviewed the show in the past – however what makes Thriller Live such a standout evening of entertainment is its continued re-imagination of Jackson’s catalogue, and Lloyd’s passionate, timeless commitment to the production.

Andre brings a fresh interpretation to his numbers in the show and with the audience comprising not only Jackson fans, but Andre’s devotees too, the atmosphere in the Lyric is deliciously charged. There is a unique energy to the performer’s delivery of the classic songs that makes for a flawless night out.

Of course and as usual there is a “team” of performers who cover the role of Jackson, and alongside Andre on his debut night, the moonwalking Florivaldo Mossi was sensational too.

Peter Andre continues in Thriller Live until 22 December. The show is booking until 26 April 2020.

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Theatre critic Jonathan Baz is London-based but with a coverage that extends far beyond the capital to include regional theatre as well as occasional forays into Europe and the USA. He enjoys reviewing new writing as much as seeing fresh interpretations of well-known plays and musicals. Jonathan also sits on the judging panel of London's Off West End Awards ("the Offies") and has published numerous interviews and features with leading figures in the film and theatre world. Away from the arts, Jonathan is a practising Chartered Accountant with a number of clients in the entertainment industries. He blogs at www.jonathanbaz.com and tweets at @MrJonathanBaz.
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Theatre critic Jonathan Baz is London-based but with a coverage that extends far beyond the capital to include regional theatre as well as occasional forays into Europe and the USA. He enjoys reviewing new writing as much as seeing fresh interpretations of well-known plays and musicals. Jonathan also sits on the judging panel of London's Off West End Awards ("the Offies") and has published numerous interviews and features with leading figures in the film and theatre world. Away from the arts, Jonathan is a practising Chartered Accountant with a number of clients in the entertainment industries. He blogs at www.jonathanbaz.com and tweets at @MrJonathanBaz.

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