Thriller Live Moonwalks into its 10th year in the West End
Thriller Live, the concert spectacular at London’s Lyric Theatre – which showcases Michael Jackson’s unforgettable music and dazzling choreography – will see its record-breaking West End run enter its 10th year. And on February 15, the show will smash yet another West End record by becoming the 14th Longest Running Musical in History.
Thriller Live also holds the record as the eighth longest running show currently playing in the West End. Yet more celebrations are planned for the 4,000th West End performance later in the year.
Through his timeless music, ground-breaking music videos, dance moves and choreography, Michael Jackson became one of the most influential cultural figures to come out of the 20th century, and his legacy continues today.
2018 would have been The King of Pop’s 60th birthday, and a year of celebration is planned for “The Greatest Entertainer of All Time”.
Adrian Grant, longtime associate of Michael Jackson and executive director of Thriller Live, said: ”Michael Jackson, who so sadly passed away on the 25th June 2009, is and will always be the undisputed King of Pop. He is in my opinion the world’s greatest ever entertainer, and I feel it is very fitting that Thriller Live continues its West End run and world tour as a tribute to his memory, and as a celebration of his work. We dedicate Thriller Live to Michael Jackson – the performer and the man – for his creativity and humanitarian vision of peace, love and harmony. It has been a privilege for everyone connected to the show to work with one of the greatest ever catalogues in music history. We hope this celebration will be just one small part of the Michael Jackson legacy.”
Thriller Live is unlike other West End musicals. There is no script or story, it is instead a eye-popping celebration of Michael Jackson’s music and dance legacy, bringing to life on stage his distinctive high-energy dancing and the pulsating sound of many of pop’s greatest hits. The show changes each year with new numbers added, and features specially created video footage and effects and dazzling choreography by the show’s award-winning director, Gary Lloyd.
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