Thriller - Live
Thriller Live - Celebrating the Undisputed King of Pop!
Thriller Live promises to be a spectacular, high octane show celebrating the career of the world's undisputed King of Pop - Michael Jackson, and the Jackson 5.
"Immensely enjoyable. This is great stuff" The Independent
Thriller Live comes to London's West End following three acclaimed UK tours and standing ovations across Europe. The show is fully backed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment UK and marks the first Jackson's dedicated live theatrical experience ever!
To bring to life on stage the sensational dancing and distinctive sound of the Jackson's greatest hits, Thriller Live includes multi-media special effects and choreography by the shows award-winning director Gary Lloyd (who has worked with artists including Leona Lewis, Will Young, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson and Girls Aloud), plus additional choreography by 5 times MTV award-winning LaVelle Smith Jnr.
"A troupe of dancers whose energy could power the West End grid" The Sunday Express
"What executive director Adrian Grant and his team have gone for is a glitzy concert of song and dance... Within its narrow limits, the show works well. What most people like best about back-catalogue musicals is the medley of big hits at the end, and in this show the hits just keep on coming... Gary Lloyd, who doubles as director and choreographer, keeps the energy level at fever pitch almost throughout, and his dance routines, featuring daring leaps from an on-stage bridge, break-dancing, and, yes, the moonwalk, are spectacular. There is also a terrific band, ranging with aplomb from funk, soul and disco, through candy-rush pop to guitar-led rock." The Daily Telegraph
"The decision to stage a Michael Jackson tribute show might have been a bit off the wall, to borrow one of his titles,s after the unfortunate incidents that have plagued him in recent years. Rather wisely perhaps, Thriller Live ignores all personal matters and sticks to unashamed musical sycophancy in two-and-a-half hours of unquestioning homage to the prince of pop... dazzlingly well-drilled and brilliantly done, down to the last sequin on the cummerbunds of those white jumpsuits so beloved of the Jacksons." The Mail on Sunday
"It's hard not to balk at Thriller Live. This is a tribute show which celebrates the pop star Michael Jackson, completely ignoring the tragic twists in his life story. What might have been an intriguing musical biodrama is, in fact, just a string of disco hits, belted out by a bunch of vocalists and interspersed with risibly dull statistics about Jackson's record sales." The Independent on Sunday
Thriller Live in London previewed from 2 January 2008 and opened on 21 January 2008.