Thriller Live is going to Thrill the West End for at least another year – the hit show is extending its booking period by more than 12 months to Sunday 19 April, 2015.
Smashing all records, Thriller Live has now played 2,173 performances at the Lyric Theatre since it first moonwalked into the West End in January 2009. (Thriller Live was previously booking to September 24, 2014.)
Nica Burns, Chief executive of Nimax theatres, said: “Thriller Live brings people together from all walks of life to celebrate the genius of Michael Jackson and his incredible music. They go home singing and dancing. No wonder the show holds the record for the longest ever run in the Lyric Theatre’s 125-year history. It may yet double its own record!”
Derek Nicol, of producers Flying Music, adds: “We are absolutely thrilled to be announcing a new year-long West End booking period to Easter 2015. This recognises the fact we are now one of the West End’s longest running shows. With We Will Rock You hanging up its crown in May after a fantastic 12-year West End run, we are going to chase their phenomenal and enviable record!”
Thriller Live is a constantly changing spectacular concert-style show that celebrates the unforgettable music and iconic dance moves of the world’s greatest entertainer and undisputed King of Pop. It is still receiving nightly standing ovations and wowing the critics getting 5 star rave reviews – most recently at its 2,000th performance.
Now in its sixth continuous year in the West End, Thriller Live, directed and choreographed by award-winning Gary Lloyd, has now played 3,598 performances in 29 countries around the globe. A production is also currently touring Germany.