Thriller Live ends West End run amid theatre shutdown

Thriller Live has announced it has closed at Lyric Theatre in London’s West End after 11 years.

First opening in the West End in 2008, Thriller Live celebrates the music of The Jackson 5 and the solo work and life of Michael Jackson.

The hit musical revue had been due to play its final performance on Sunday April 26 2020 to allow for major refurbishment of the Lyric Theatre.

However with West End theatres closed due to coronavirus, producers have announced that the show has played for the last time in the West End.

In a statement, the show said: “Following the closure of West End theatres, we are sad to announce that we performed our last moonwalk at the Lyric theatre on Sunday 15 March 2020.⠀

“We would like to thank everyone who has worked on the show; the cast, band, crew, creative team, head office, freelance contributors and theatre staff past and present. We have the BEST team in the world.

“We’ve loved sharing the music and magic of MJ in London and we will keep the legacy alive on tour.

“Finally a MASSIVE thanks to all you Dancing Machines, we just can’t stop loving you. Ticket holders should contact point of purchase.”

With over 4,000 performances, Thriller Live became the longest running show at the Lyric Theatre and the 11th longest running musical in the West End.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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