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THRILLER LIVE

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Cast

  • visit www.thrillerlive.com

Creative

  • Director and Choreographer Gary Lloyd
  • Original Creator and Co-Producer Adrian Grant
  • Musical Director John Maher
  • Set Designer Jonathan Park
  • Lighting Designer Nigel Catmur
  • Sound Designer Chris Whybrow

Tickets

Prices if booked in person at the Box Office (includes a £1.50 Theatre Restoration Levy)
Stalls: £72.50, £40 (RV), Premiums: £85.50
Dress Circle: £72.50, £40 (RV)
Upper Circle: £50, £40 (SV), £30 (RV)
Balcony: £40, £30 (RV)
Boxes: £72.50 (SV), £62 (SV)
(RV - Restricted View, SV - Side View)

Prices if purchased online or over the phone (includes booking fee and a £1.50 Theatre Restoration Levy)
Stalls: £75, £42 (RV), Premiums: £90.50
Dress Circle: £75, £42 (RV)
Upper Circle: £52.50, £42 (SV), £32 (RV)
Balcony: £42, £32 (RV)
Boxes: £75 (SV), £64 (SV)
(RV - Restricted View, SV - Side View)

Performances

Tuesday to Friday - 7.30pm
Saturday - 4pm and 8pm
Sunday - 3.30pm and 7.30pm

Christmas and New Year:
Tuesday 20 Dec 7.30pm
Wednesday 21 Dec 3.30pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 22 Dec 3.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 23 Dec 7.30pm
Saturday 24 Dec 3.30pm

Tuesday 27 Dec 7.30pm
Wednesday 28 Dec 3.30pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 29 Dec 3.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 30 Dec 3.30pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 31 Dec 3.30pm & 7.30pm

Duration: Approx 2hrs 20mins including 1 interval

THRILLER LIVE

Book online or call 0330 333 4812 Tickets from £27.50


Now in its record breaking 8th year, THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world's greatest entertainer.

Seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries, 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.

You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast pay homage to Jackson's legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion, this is a show that you will never forget.

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 and Thriller plus many more!

Lyric Until 1st Oct 2017


Press Coverage

Paul Vale, The Stage

QUITE LITERALLY THRILLING

★★★★
21st Jan, 2009

Thriller Live is a concert-style show that celebrates the work of legendary performer Michael Jackson. This musical anthology begins with Jackson's early years as a teen sensation belting out ABC with his brothers and sisters to his breakthrough solo album Off the Wall and beyond. Those looking for history of Jackson's personal life should look elsewhere as this theatrical extravaganza is a breathtaking celebration of a musician whose work spans over three decades.

Jackson's vocals are provided by six very different singers who all bring a certain magic to each instantly recognisable hit. Kieran Alleyne plays the bundle of energy that led the Jackson Five in a strikingly accurate vocalisation for hits such as I Want You Back and the delightful Ben. Ben Foster, John Moabi and Roger Wright help fill in the middle years and hits such as Blame It On The Boogie and Rock With You, while US performer Ricko Baird brings to the stage some of the classic choreography that epitomises Jackson's Thriller and Bad period.

Perhaps the greatest discovery of the evening is Denise Pearson, who marries a sassy, shapely stage persona to some of Jackson's best loved tracks, producing something as exquisite as her rendition of The Way You Make Me Feel.

This is very much an ensemble company and the dance team here deserve a special mention. The choreography paints as lively and informative a picture of the changing decades as do Jackson's songs, and some of the set pieces, particularly the Billie Jean/Thriller/Bad set are, quite literally, thrilling.

Jonathan Park's set design and Nigel Catmur's lighting are complimented by LED screens creating some wonderful theatrical set pieces that are simple and yet remarkably effective.

 

 

Michael Coveney, whatsonstage.com

A TOTAL BLAST

★★★★
27th Jan, 2009

It's not a show, or a musical, it's a concert. But as a concert it's very good theatre, a total blast in fact, and a salutary reminder that Michael Jackson's music is an important segment in the sequence from blues, jazz and Motown to rap and disco. It's the history of modern pop music, and it's the music the modern musical theatre forgot about.

Thriller Live comes with an almost repulsive set of recommendations in the programme from its own producers - " a wonderful man who has inspired me," that sort of horse manure - and of course there is no mention of Jackson's facelifts, weird obsession with Elizabeth Taylor, nor his strange home-based kindergarten that led to a series of court cases.

But the man's talent is the point, and there's not a song that you don't want to bask in as they roll off the stage in this wonderful show, covering all the great Jackson albums and ending with "Thriller", which spent thirty-seven weeks at the top of the charts and defined an era of social body-popping for those times.

Call me cheap, or call me common (I've been called a lot worse, including a taxi), but I much prefer this sort of honest up-and-at-you musical celebration of great pop and blues/rock music to the narcissistic indulgence of something like the current revival of Oliver! Every song here is better than, or at least as good as, anything Lionel Bart ever wrote, and Gary Lloyd's production frames them all in a nimbus of notable nostalgia.

There is a narrative thread to the first half, in the emergence of the Jackson Five, hot-gospelling and hand-jiving their way to prominence, and the second half sags into some awful soft-centred political knee-jerk stuff about the legacy of JFK, Nelson Mandela and now Barack Obama. But the staging of the musical numbers, vivid light show and constant brilliance of the musical playing in John Maher's band keep us riveted.

The star of the show is little Kieran Alleyne as the young Jackson, and he is superbly supported by the absolutely wonderful Denise Pearson - lead vocalist of Five Star; who the hell were they? - who seems to morph into Michael in her soprano moments, the bulky and skilful tenor Roger Wright and the excellent trio of Ricko Baird as the ultimate titfer-tipping, slide-walking MJ, and Ben Foster and John Moabi as his ideal interpreters.

 

 

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