Thriller Live closes

London theatre news: Thursday 19 March 2020

Closing - London West End - Musicals - Shows

Following closure of West End theatres due to the Coronavirus outbreak, producers announce that Thriller Live delivered its final performance on Sunday 15 March 2020.
Thriller Live to end record-breaking 11-year run

Following the closure of London's West End theatres due to the Coronavirus outbreak, producers today announced that Thriller Live performed its last Moonwalk at the Lyric theatre on Sunday 15 March 2020 -  the 4657th West End performance.

Thriller Live had been due to end its record-breaking 11-year run on April 28, and was just three shows away from becoming the 11th longest running West End musical of all time.

The producers said ...

"We would like to thank everyone who has worked on the show; the cast, band, crew, creative team, head office, freelance contributors and theatre staff past and present.

We have the BEST team in the world.

We've loved sharing the music and magic of MJ in London and we will keep the legacy alive on tour.

Finally a MASSIVE thanks to all you Dancing Machines, we just can't stop loving you.

Ticket holders should contact their point of purchase."

Thriller Live, the West End concert spectacular, is a non-stop concert featuring all of the greatest hits from a career spanning the Jackson 5 to Thriller, the world's best-selling album with more than 105 million copies sold to date.

Originally scheduled from January to May 2009, Thriller Live's run has been extended over 20 times since.

A second production of Thriller Live continues to tour the world with dates throughout the UK that will be rescheduled when the virus outbreak is under control.

Thriller Live first Moonwalked into the Lyric Theatre on London's Shaftesbury Avenue in 2009 and it holds the record as the longest ever run of a show since the theatre opened in December 1888.

The show has been seen by over 5 million people in 33 countries and played over 7,000 performances worldwide, never failing to get a standing ovation!

Creative tream:

Director/Choreographer Gary Lloyd

Musical Supervisor and Head Arranger John Maher

Set Designer Jonathan Park

Lighting Designer Nigel Catmur

Associate Lighting Designer Matt Lee

Video Content Designer Colin Rozee and Potion Pictures

Costume Stylists and Supervisors Shooting Flowers

Sound Designer Chris Whybrow

Casting Director Debbie O'Brien

Associate Choreographer Jo Dyce

Media Programmer Sam MacLaren


Paul Walden and Derek Nicol for Flying Music in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts.

Thriller Live was originally conceived and created by Adrian Grant, a long time associate of Michael Jackson.

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