Thriller the musical tribute to Michael Jackson

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Damian Harper

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Since 2009, the Lyric Theater has celebrated Michael Jackson's career through the musical Thriller Live. With over 4 million spectators, Thriller is considered one of the best musicals in London. This vibrant show presents the career of the King of Pop from his early Jackson Five days to his solo career.

Just like me, you will undoubtedly be seduced by the sensational choreography and the prowess of the orchestra.


Presentation of the Lyric Theater


Opened in December 1888, the Lyric Theater is a magnificent Italian-style theater that initially hosted comedy operas. With a capacity of 9215 seats spread over 4 levels, the Lyric Theater is considered to be the oldest hall on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Finally for the anecdote, the theater has the particularity of always using water to operate its iron curtain.


Thriller Live, the worldwide hit musical


The musical Thriller Live was created in 2006 by Adrian Grant and directed by Gary Lloyd who has collaborated with the greatest artists in the world such as Will Young or Robbie Williams…

The first performance took place in 2006 at the Dominion Theater, before moving to 2009 Lyric Theater. In all, the musical has been performed over 6 times in 000 different countries, each time with standing ovations from the public.

The show holds the record for the longest show since the Lyric Theater opened in December 1888.


Thriller Live, the musical that pays homage to the king of pop


Thriller Live is not a musical comedy like any other, there is no script or story. Therefore, do not expect to discover the story of the King of Pop but a perfect reproduction of some video clips from Thriller, Beat it or even Smooth Criminal.

The show is a dazzling celebration of the music and musical legacy of Michael Jackson. You will undoubtedly set off on a musical journey through the performances of some twenty dancers and singers.

The first half of the musical presents the career of Michael Jackson from the 70s to the beginning of the 80s. An immersion of the Jackson Five hits and a few titles from his solo career. The second half plunges us into the universe of Michael Jackson's most emblematic albums, namely Bad, Thriller and Dangerous.



As for the staging, I particularly appreciated the magnificent play of light and the pyrotechnic effects. Big crush, for the artist who embodies Michael Jackson and who imitates his famous moonwalk wonderfully.


What is the atmosphere during the show?


There is a beautiful dynamic and joyful atmosphere 😉 At certain times, the artists invite the public to stand up to dance to the flagship songs of Michael Jackson. This is a great opportunity to get in the mood and wiggle your hips public The public is also invited to sing. Two artists have fun dividing the room in two, and having one part sing alternately then the other by comparing the performances of each. It's funny and it sets the mood, especially since the audience easily plays the game.

Parmi les plus grands hits de l’artiste, vous chanterez, danserez, applaudirez sur 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, Thriller… et biens d’autres !

You will come out of the show amazed with a hell of a fishing, even if like me you are not an unconditional fan of the artist.


Should we go see Thriller?

Absolutely! Thriller is a great show with dynamic, smiling singers and dancers. Whether you are a fan of Michael Jackson or not, you will have a great time and have fun.


Thriller Live, for which audience is this public comedy intended?

Thriller is a family show that is aimed at children as well as adults. The opportunity to introduce the youngest to the universe of Jackson.


How to book tickets to see Thriller?

You have several solutions:

  • either you go to the TKTS kiosk located in Leicester Square to try to get tickets at half price: see the article Musicals: your tickets at the best price!
  • either you book via the site internet de London Box Office or Expedia.
    This alternative is to be preferred if you want to be sure of seeing the show and if you want to go there during busy periods such as weekends or during school holidays when demand is higher and promotions are rarer.


Useful information

- The view from the sides of the Balcony and some areas of the Upper Circle may be reduced.
- The show starts at 19:30 p.m. sharp with a 15-minute intermission
- Duration of the show approximately 2 hours
- You don't need to be bilingual to enjoy the musical


Where is the Lyric Theater located?

Address : 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D 7ES

Metro bus Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square14, 19, 38, N19, N38



Thriller Live is an out of the ordinary musical which retraces during 2 hours, the 45 years of musical history of Michael Jackson. A trip to be shared with the family in the musical universe of the king of pop where artistic and technical prowess await you.

Thriller Live is a must see whether you are a fan of Michael Jackson or not!


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