Thriller Live to end record-breaking 11-year run
London theatre news: Friday 13 September 2019
Closing - London West End - Musicals - Shows
Thriller Live will end its record-breaking 11-year run at the Lyric Theatre in April 2020 as plans are announced for major refurbishment of the venue.
West End theatre owners Nimax are planning to carry out a major refurbishment of the Lyric Theatre, with work due to commence in May 2020.
To allow for this work to be completed Thriller Live will end its record-breaking 11-year run at the theatre on Sunday 26 April 2020, at which point the show will have completed 4,705 performances making it the longest running show ever at the Lyric theatre and the 11th longest running musical in West End history.
Plans are in hand to transfer Thriller Live to another West End theatre and a second production is scheduled to start a 12-month world tour, opening in Lausanne Switzerland on 27 December 2019.
Thriller Live will now spend its final 7 months at the Lyric theatre celebrating its record-breaking success there with a series of special events, big name surprise guest stars following in the footsteps of Peter Andre at the 4,000th perforrmance, and starting with the publication next month of the show's award-winning Director/Chorerographer, Gary Lloyd's revealing fly-on-the-wall book, "My Life With Michael - Ten Years of Thriller Live'.
Nica Burns for Nimax said ...
"Thriller Live has had the most extraordinary run at the Lyric making our audiences very happy.
The show will continue to thrill and entertain worldwide for many years to come."
Producers Paul Walden and Derek Nicol said ...
"Audiences at the Lyric Theatre have had a wonderful 11 years enjoying the magic of Michael Jackson's outstanding musical legacy.
A big thank you to the Nimax team particularly the fantastic staff at the Lyric theatre for our record-breaking run as we plan the next chapter of the show's incredible journey."
Show listing information
Takes you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael Jackson's 45 year musical history.
Experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco in a show that pays homage Jackson's legendary live performances and innovative dance moves.
Expect your favourite songs, including: I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off The Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Rock With You, They Don't Care About Us, Dangerous, Heal The World, and Thriller plus many more!
Vocalist: Wayne Anthony-Cole
Vocalist: Vivienne Ekwulugo
Vocalist: Haydon Eshun
Vocalist: Joey James
Vocalist: David Julien
Vocalist: Sophia MacKay
Vocalist: Jonah Mayor
Vocalist: John Moabi
Vocalist: Florivaldo Mossi
Swing Dancer and Resident Director: Aisling Duffy
Dancer: Daniel Blessing
Dancer: Filippo Coffano
Dancer and Vocalist Cover: David Devyne
Dancer: Joel Ekperigin
Dancer: Eliza Hart
Dancer: Leona Lawrenson
Dancer: Mari Macleod
Dancer: Oskarina O'Sullivan
Dancer: Zinzile Tshuma
Dancer: Matt Vjestica
Swing Dancer: Arnold Mahbena
Swing Dancer: Simone Moncada
Vocalist: Joshua Atoyebi
Vocalist: Triple Calz
Vocalist: Cannon Hay
Vocalist: Isaiah Mason
Vocalist: Jay-Jay Prince
Vocalist: Ishaan Raithatha
Vocalist: Messiah Unsudimi
Vocalist: Josiah Choto
Musical Supervisor, Keyboard 2 & Guitar 2: John Maher
Assistant MD / Keys 1: Ryan Alex Farmery
Guitar 1: Damien Cooper
Bass: Oliver Latka
Drums: Mike Bradley
Percussion/Keyboard 3: Adam Kovacs
Author: Adrian Grant (original concept)
Director: Gary Lloyd
Set designer: Jonathan Park
Costume designer: Shooting Flowers
Musical direction: John Maher (musical supervisor and head arranger)
Choreography: Gary Lloyd
Lighting: Nigel Catmur
Sound: Chris Whybrow
Projections: Colin Rozee (video content designer)
Video designer: Colin Rozee and Potion Pictures
Production: Paul Walden and Derek Nicol for Flying Music in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts
From: Friday 2 January 2009
Closes: Sunday 26 April 2020
Standard: From £34
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