Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Thriller Live Michael Jackson Musical Lyric West End Review…….
Now in its record breaking 6th year, THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer.
After opening in the Lyric Theatre in London on 2 January 2009 to rave reviews, Thriller Live has celebrated its fifth birthday in the West End, embarked on a world tour and a sell-out UK arena tour.
It’s now played over 3000 shows globally to 2.5 million fans, visited over 26 counties and entered the West end record books by becoming the longest running show in the Lyric Theatres 125 year history.
THRILLER LIVE continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history.
Expect your favourite songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and band, 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!
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This high energy collection of MJ’s greatest hits is a fun packed tribute to the worlds greatest showman and entertainer.
The Live band at this production is exceptional with an ‘arena’ feel sound-system offering the full Jacko experience. The bass line and authentic recreations are only to be admired.
Nods must also go to the lighting design who steal the show with some breath-taking scenes.
Jackson’s hits are unquestionably challenging and push the cast to the limits to achieve ‘that sound’.
The choreography in this production is relentless and at times very moving, after all no-one does a ballad like Michael. The energy of the dancers is infectious.
The crowd, especially younger members, loved the ‘audience participation’ numbers.
My only reservation with this production veers close to high end cabaret or cruise ship at times. Vocally some of the numbers challenged the cast….although it was a Sunday matinee and I imagine the cast would have been totally exhausted after 8 shows at this level of vocal and physical demands.
Despite that, there is no question this show deserves a place in the West End and offers families and even stag and hen doo’s one of the most high energy nights out in London.
Thriller Live 3*** @ Lyrics Theatre, Shaftsbury Avenue London.
Review by Alex Belfield at Celebrity Radio 24th October 2014