THRILLER - LIVE (musical)
Ends 26th April 2020.
The songbook of the Jackson 5 and the late, great spangle-gloved one himself is explored in
this discography of his life.
Thriller Live celebrated its 7,000th West End performance on 15th May 2019.
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.
On Sunday 7th April 2019, the 4,625th West End performance of Thriller Live
caused it to overtake Miss Saigon, which premièred at the Theatre Royal, Drury
Lane on 20 September 1989, closing on 30 October 1999, to become the 13th
Longest Running West End Musical of all time!
A year after he stopped the show with a mid-song standing ovation at Thriller
Live’s 4,000th West End performance, the award-winning Peter Andre is to guest
star in Thriller Live for a strictly limited two-week season from 10th until
22nd December 2019 (except Sunday evenings and the 4pm performance on 14th
December 2019), as the first in a series of guest
stars and surprises in the show’s final six months at the Lyric.
The current Thriller Live West End company are:
Charlotte Berry, Jason Brock, Wayne Anthony Cole, Vivienne Ekwulugo, Haydon
Eshun, David Jordan, John Moabi, Cordell Mosteller, Stefan Sinclair, Aisling
Duffy, Peter Cleverly, Florivaldo Mossi, Jamie Mason, Ella Redhead, Brett
Baxter, Shakara Brown, Ella Coghill, Jamal Crawford, Joel Ekperigin, Ashley
Jordon-Packer, Emma Jane Smith, Sophie Usher, Jorgia Vaughan, Triple Calz,
Isaiah Mason, Christian Posso, Jay Jay Prince.
The current cast and creative team also celebrated starting their 9th year in
the West End at an aftershow party in the Lyric Theatre, where the production is
also the longest running show in the theatre’s history. Dajiow, the lead singer
is shown with the cake (photo, above).
Photo above shows the opening night of Thriller Live on January 22, 2009. Left
to right: Musical Director John Maher, creator Adrian Grant, Tito Jackson and
Director/Choreographer Gary Lloyd.
Reader RZ cautions,
"Anybody who is in the least bit
should stay away. The upper backdrop is a star curtain (sometimes animated)
and alright, but the lower background is an animated LED board, with
descending LED board and six side LED boards, all of which are
animated. This is in addition to a strobe-heavy colour-flashing
(think the "Joseph Megamix" lighting on steroids) show. Definitely
one to observe the epilepsy warnings on."