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Thriller – Live is the spectacular, high-octane show specially created to celebrate the career of the world's greatest entertainer and undisputed King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The show which celebrates the musical hits and career of Michael Jackson and TheJackson 5, is moonwalking into the West End after three acclaimed UK tours and standing ovations across Germany, Holland and Scandinavia. To bring to life on stage the distinctive dancing and sound of many of pop's greatest hits, Thriller - Live includes eye-popping video footage and effects together with dazzling choreography by the show's award-winning director Gary Lloyd and additional choreography by five-time MTV award-winning LaVelle Smith Jnr. The Musical Director is John Maher. Thriller - Live was originally conceived and created by executive director of the show, Adrian Grant, a long time associate of Michael Jackson, and author of Michael Jackson – The Visual Documentary. Thriller - Live is produced by Paul Walden and Derek Nicol for Flying Music in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts.  

The cast includes former 5 Star lead vocalist, songwriter and Brit Award-winner Denise Pearson, who makes her West End debut. She is joined by award-winning Ricko Baird, who co-choreographed Michael Jackson's number one hit, You Rock My World, and doubled for him in the video. He was also lead dancer alongside Michael himself on the award-winning Dangerous on the Michael Jackson and Friends tour. Also, Layton Williams (the first black Billy Elliot, and star on TV of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful People); Sterling Williams (18 months as young Simba in The Lion King); and newcomer Kieran Alleyne; are joined by Roger Wright, who created the role of Simba in the original cast of The Lion King and played Marvin Gaye in the West End production of Dancing in the Streets; John Moabi (2008 Evening Standard Best Musical "Street Scene"); Ben Foster (Doody in the West End production of Grease) and Ashton Russell, with Kamilah Beckles; Ivan Blackstock; Jordan Darrell; Jo Dyce; Christabelle Fields; Elliott James; Earl Perkins; Danni Rothman; Emily Rumbles; Ross Sands; Sean Williams; and Yasmin Yazdi.

Thriller Live is booking until 12 April and is showing Tuesday – Saturday 8.00pm Sunday at 7.30pm with matinees on Saturday at 4.00pm and Sunday at 3.30pm.

Address: Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ES
Box office: 0844 412 4661 / www.nimaxtheatres.com/thriller
Tickets: £22.50 - £49.50 + £1 Restoration Levy (all tickets £10.00 off for previews)

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