Thriller Live Tickets

Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
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Top Price Seats: £72.50 to £46.50
Tue-Thu & Sun Performances 

Top Price Seats: £72.50 to £51.50

Friday Evening Performances 

Top Price Seats: £72.50 to £52.00 
Saturday Matinee Performances

Valid Dates: 3-30 Sep 2018.


Top Price Seats: £72.50 to £47.50
Tue-Thu & Sun Performances 

Top Price Seats: £72.50 to £53.00

Friday Evening Performances 

Top Price Seats: £72.50 to £55.00 
Saturday Matinee Performances

Valid Dates: 2 Oct 2018 - 13 Feb 2019.

Exclusions: Saturday evenings.

(All tickets and offers are subject to availability)
Important Info
Who Is It Suitable For

If you never got to see the great man perform or are simply in desperate need of an MJ fix, Thriller Live is the show for you.

Whatever your age, you’ll be thrilled to hear the songs you love performed live on stage – an experience matched only by the stunning costumes, dazzling dance numbers and all the singer’s signature moves.


Thriller Live Child Policy

Suitable for ages 8 and over.


Important Information

Contains constant use of flashing LED screen and some strobe lighting.
Performance Timings
Monday - -
Tuesday - 19:30
Wednesday - 19:30
Thursday - 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 16:00 20:00
Sunday 15:30 19:30
Show Info

Book Thriller Live Tickets

Now in its tenth year of celebrating the life of the King of Pop in the West End, Thriller Live brings Michael Jackson’s greatest hits to live on stage at the Lyric Theatre.

The show features all your favourite MJ hits spanning his entire career – including "I Want You Back", "I'll Be There, Show You The Way To Go", "Can You Feel It", "Rock With You", "She's Out Of My Life", "Beat It", "Billie Jean", "Earth Song" and “Thriller” - performed by an energetic cast accompanied by eye-popping multi-media effects and spectacular choreography.

Thriller Live features choreography from award-winning director Gary Lloyd, who has previously worked with the likes of Leona Lewis, Will Young, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson and Girls Aloud, with additional choreograpy from LAVelle Smith Jnr.

Over the course of his 40 year career, Michael Jackson sold over 750 million records around the globe, including the best-selling album of all-time, Thriller. Famed for his iconic look and distinctive dance moves, Michael Jackson inspired a generation of artists and musicians, including: Beyonce, Jamiroquai, Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, The Weeknd, Kanye West and Jay Z.

Please Note: Contains constant use of flashing LED screen and some strobe lighting.

Book your Thriller Live tickets, playing at The Lyric Theatre today.


Thriller Live Synopsis 

Thriller Live isn't so much a story as a celebration of the most successful entertainer of all time. And while Thriller Live doesn’t run through the facts of his life, you certainly get taken on a journey through music history, from Motown and blues to early indie and pop.

But the real story of Thriller Live is the one behind the show. If you think you’re the world’s biggest Michael Jackson fan, think again. Way back in 1988, Adrian Grant, the man behind Thriller Live, was so taken with the singer that he launched the world’s first MJ fanzine. Within two years, it had a circulation of 25,000 people, leading to an invitation to Neverland and a lifelong friendship.


Who Is It Suitable For

If you never got to see the great man perform or are simply in desperate need of an MJ fix, Thriller Live is the show for you.

Whatever your age, you’ll be thrilled to hear the songs you love performed live on stage – an experience matched only by the stunning costumes, dazzling dance numbers and all the singer’s signature moves.


Thriller Live Child Policy 

Suitable for ages 8 and over.


Important Information 

Contains constant use of flashing LED screen and some strobe lighting.

Important information

Running time
2h20
Booking Until
Sun, 7 April 2019
Cast

Thriller Live Cast

By: Originally conceived and created by Adrian Grant.
Producer: Paul Walden and Derek Nicol for Flying Music and Sony Music Entertainment UK in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts
Director: Gary Lloyd
Songs by: Featuring the songs of Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5
Lighting: Nigel Catmur
Sound: Chris Whybrow
Design: Jonathan Park
Choreography: Gary Lloyd


Cast List

Angelica Allen, Dajiow, Haydon Eshun, Alex Ko, John Moabi, Stefan Sinclair, Cordell Mostellar, Reece Bahia, Ione Townsend, Aisling Duffy, Florivaldo Mossi, Leslie Bowman, Ebony Clarke, Ella Coghill, Jamal Crawford, Victoria Lamm, Arnold Mabhena, Ashley-Jordon Packer, Helen Parsons, Jacinta Seivers, Steven Thompson, Tom Remaili, Sophie Usher, Aled Arhyel Charles, Roshawn Hewitt, Marcellus Virgo-Smith, Eshan Gopal and Daniel Odejinmi.

Other info: Michael Jackson died Thu 25 June 2009 at the age of 50
Reviews

Thriller Live Critics & Reviews

TIME OUT SAYS ****


Solid gold hits light up this loosely-plotted celebration of all things Jackson

Step inside the Lyric foyer and you'll be greeted by a gleaming Michael Jackson memorial. Enter the auditorium and you'll find another in 'Thriller', a shining homage to The King of Pop. This is a sparkling, singing and shimmying conveyor belt of more than 30 of Jackson's greatest hits. It's a bit like watching an extended episode of 'The X Factor' – except the performers are actually very good and they've all picked Jacko.

What really hits home in this jubilant jukebox show, which recently celebrated its thousandth performance, is the range of repertoire available. 'Thriller' is a reminder of Michael Jackson's versatility and the unique gloss he lent to pop, rock, dance and even the ballad. 'Heal the World' is crooned by a throng of suitably seraphic kids, 'Beat It' is blasted into the gods and a silver-gloved groover glides majestically through 'Smooth Criminal'.

The show, held together by the loosest of narratives, begins with a selection of Jackson 5 numbers. These earlier songs are among the best of the night: pure, funky, relatively simple and uniformly upbeat. Salient facts are flashed furiously across the screens (750 million records sold worldwide!) and the show segues into Jackson's solo career.

Some of these later songs are terrifyingly idiosyncratic – made and moulded for the man himself – and the lead vocalists struggle with the quirkier numbers, such as 'Jam' and 'Dirty Diana'. But it is the dancing that dazzles, no more so than Michael Duke's confident and witty take on 'Thriller' and 'Smooth Criminal'. He slides his way through the tough choreography with bolshy ease, drawing huge cheers for the inevitable but inspirational moonwalk.

It is one small step, at least, towards remembering the man who ventured into uncharted musical terrain.

This review of 'Thriller Live' is from June 2011. The current London cast of 'Thriller Live' stars Haydon Eshun (former lead singer of '90s boy band Ultimate Kaos, who were hailed as the new Jackson 5), alongside Alex Ko, John Moabi, Angelica Allen, Dajiow, and Stefan Sinclair.


BY: MIRIAM GILLINSON

Ref Link : Time Out
Venue Info

Lyric Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

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Lyric Theatre

Address: 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Capacity: 967

Designed by C J Phipps, the Lyric Theatre opened on 17th December 1888 and is the oldest surviving theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. It was commissioned by Henry J. Leslie as an operetta house, the first production being a transfer of Dorothy from the Prince of Wales Theatre, starring Marie Tempest. The theatre has housed various types of theatre, including operetta and comedy, but has mainly seen plays and musicals take up residence in the 20th century. Notable productions from the early 20th century include The Chocolate Soldier (1910) by Oscar Straus, an operetta setting of George Bernard Shaw’s play Arms and the Man. 1911 saw Yvonne Arnaud take the stage in the musical The Girl in the Taxi. And a play about the life of the composer Franz Schubert proved very popular in 1922.

A 1933 redecoration of the building, now managed by Thomas Bostock, made way for a production of Royal Family by George S Kaufman with a roster of talent in its cast – Madge Titheradge, Marie Tempest and the up-and-coming Laurence Olivier, directed by Noël Coward. Over the next 50 years, the Lyric housed plays almost exclusively (Grab Me a Gondola in 1954 and Irma La Douce in 1958 being the obvious exceptions), but this changed in 1983 with the arrival of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers which, although only running from April to October, won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical and returned to the West End in 1988 for a record-breaking run, eventually closing in 2013.

1990 saw the arrival of Five Guys Named Moe, produced by Cameron Mackintosh, which ran for five years, and was followed by a revival of another musical, Ain’t Misbehavin’, featuring the music of Fats Waller. Andrew Lloyd webber and Alan Ayckbourn’s musical By Jeeves transferred from the Duke of York’s Theatre in 1996, and Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group bought the theatre in 2000. The theatre then saw another healthy succession of almost solidly plays until the arrival of the theatre’s current tenant, Thriller Live, in 2009.

Nimax Theatres has owned the Lyric since 2005.


Seating

The auditorium has four levels – Stalls, Dress Circle, Upper Circle and Balcony. In the Stalls, the view of the stage is slightly obscured by the overhang of the Dress Circle in Rows Q and R. Of note, pillars support the Dress Circle and do hinder the view from certain seats at the back of the Stalls.

In the Dress Circle, the view is compromised by pillars in Row F and beyond, and the shallow rake of the Dress Circle does not guarantee great views for shorter patrons.

The Upper Circle offers rather shallow legroom and whilst the overhang of the Balcony above does not hinder the view, the low ceiling may make some people feel a little claustrophobic.

Of note, the Balcony is very high up and offers little legroom, but the seats, other than the designated restricted view seats at the side of the auditorium, do offer a good view of the stage.


Facilities At Lyric Theatre 

Seat plan: Lyric Theatre Seat Plan
Facilities: Air conditioned
Bar
Disabled toilets
Infrared hearing loop
Toilets
Wheelchair accessible


Access description: 
Access to the Box Office is by three foyer width steps and one small step at the main doors with handrails on either side. There are no steps between the ticketing entrance and the Dress Circle doors. Inside the Dress Circle level there are 5 steps leading to seats. There are 32 (26 from level access entrance) steps leading down into the Stalls level. There is a tall staircase leading to the Upper Circle and Balcony levels. All steps inside the auditorium are highlighted.

Sound Amplification: Sennheiser infra-red system with 5 headsets.

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are welcome in the auditorium, although we recommend an end of row or box seat for their comfort. Staff available to dog-sit. We can take 2 dogs at any one time and advance booking is recommended.

Disabled Access: Entrance is through the left-hand double EXIT door (Royal Entrance) as you face the theatre. Level access to Boxes E, D and C. Boxes C and D can accomodate 1 scooter or wheelchair plus guest. Box E can accomodate 1 scooter or wheelchair plus 2 guests or 2 scooters or 2 wheelchairs.. Slightly restricted view. Transfer seating available to Dress Circle (up 6 steps from Royal Entrance). Wheelchairs stored in cloakroom or front of house store, on Dress Circle level. Venue suitable for scooters – please check when booking. Senior members of staff can assist further in the purchase of refreshments and programmes.

Toilets: Men’s and women’s off the Dress Circle Bar. Women’s 4 steps up from Stalls bar, men’s 11 steps up from Stalls bar. Women’s and men’s off rear Stalls and at Upper Circle and Balcony levels.

Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet on the left inside the Royal entrance in the Royal Retiring Room


Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus
Tube lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
Car park: Brewer Street (3mins)
Within congestion zone?: Yes
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.

Photos

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