Peter Andre to guest star in Thriller Live
London theatre news: Wednesday 23 October 2019
London West End - Musicals - Shows
A year after he stopped the show with a mid-song standing ovation at Thriller Live's 4,000th West End performance, Peter Andre will guest star in Thriller Live for a two-week season this December.
Peter Andre guest starring in Thriller live's 4000th West End performance - photo by Betty Zapata
A year after he stopped the show with a mid-song standing ovation at Thriller Live's 4,000th West End performance, producers have today announced that award-winning Peter Andre is to guest star in Thriller Live for a strictly limited two-week season this December.
Mr Andre headlines at the Lyric Theatre from 10 - 22 December (except Sunday evenings) as the first in a series of guest stars and surprises in the show's final six months at the Lyric, where it is due to end its record-breaking 11-year run next April making way for the theatre's refurbishment.
That won't be the end of this show, though, because plans are afoot to transfer it to another West End theatre and a second production will start a 12-month world tour, opening in Lausanne Switzerland on 27 December 2019.
Peter Andre said ...
"I had such an amazing experience performing in Thriller Live's 4,000th gala night and I can't wait to come back for a full run of shows.
This is such an honour for me because Michael Jackson was musically the biggest influence in my life and career.
He made me dream of being on stage and to be part of music.
A year ago in Thriller LIve I sang 'Rock With You' - which was one of the first records I ever bought - 'I Just Can't Stop Loving You', 'Man in the Mirror' and 'She's Out of My Life'.
I can't wait to spring a few more surprises!"
Gary Lloyd, Thriller Live's award-winning Director/Choreographer commented ...
"After working with Peter Andre on his own live stage and arena shows, I discovered how passionate he is about Michael's music.
Peter absolutely wowed us all last year when he appeared as our special guest to help celebrate our 4,000th performance.
I am delighted we get the opportunity to explore his incredible talent and affinity for this material even further with the announcement of these dates."
Thriller Live Producers Paul Walden and Derek Nicol of Flying Music added ...
"We recently announced that due to the theatre's refurbishment, Thriller Live will sadly end its record-breaking 11-year run at the Lyric 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 and the 11th longest running musical in West End history.
We promised special guests and surprises to end our run there on an absolute high and we are delighted to welcome Peter Andre back to headline two weeks of shows.
This promises to be an unforgettable experience for fans lucky enough to get a ticket."
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
Closed: Sunday 15 March 2020
Standard: From £34
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