Thriller gets a refresh

Thriller

Major changes are about to happen to the record-breaking West End concert spectacular, Thriller Live.

A sensational new opening to the long-running Thriller Live show is being created and four new Michael Jackson songs – Who’s Loving You, Rockin’ Robin, Remember The Time and Human Nature – are being added to the production for the first time.

Gary Lloyd, Thriller Live’s award-winning director and choreographer, said: ‘This is a really, really exciting time. Unlike all other West End musicals, Thriller Live’s music, choreography and costumes have been changed several times, but over the next few months we will be making a host of changes at once. We are introducing lots of new production elements, new video film sequences and some rather special visual effects to ensure the show looks stunning, and to keep it up to date.

‘When Thriller Live first opened in the West End at the Lyric Theatre in January 2009, it was definitely cutting Thrilleredge. We have since refreshed the show several times but now it is getting enhanced production values to ensure our show is really eye-popping. Michael Jackson always put on thrilling live arena shows when he toured the world. He used magic and stage illusion and the latest technology to surprise his fans. The challenge to Thriller Live’s creative team is to try and recreate and capture that sense of groundbreaking dancing, singing and stage magic in a traditional theatre. Six months into our record-breaking seven-year run in the West End we aim to once again set the bar high in terms of what a West End audience will see, hear and experience.’

All of the new elements will be in place by October, when a second Thriller Live company will also set out to tour the UK and Europe for 10 months, showcasing all the new elements from the West End show.

The UK tour dates are:

Blackpool Grand Theatre, 5th – 10th October

Leicester De Montfort Hall, 12th – 17th October

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre 19th – 24th October

Hull New Theatre, 26th – 31st October

Portsmouth Guildhall, 27th – 31st December

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Tuesday 12th – Saturday 17th January 2015

Manchester Opera House, Monday 18th – Saturday 23rd January

Sunderland Empire, Monday 25th – Saturday 30th January

York Grand Opera House Monday 1st – Saturday 6th February

Stoke-on-Trent Regent Theatre, 11th – 13th February

Bristol Hippodrome, 15th – 20th February

Southend Cliff’s Pavilion, 22nd – 27th February

Darlington Civic Theatre, 29th February – 5th March

Birmingham Alexandra Theatre, 7th – 12th March

Oxford New Theatre, 14th – 19th March

Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Monday 21st – Saturday 26th March

More dates will be added through to July 2016

Visit www.thrillerlive.com to book tickets.

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