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.
Thriller Live to end record-breaking 11-year run

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


Lyric Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue


From: Friday 2 January 2009

Closed: Sunday 15 March 2020


Standard: From £34


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