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Cleo Higgins, former lead singer of Cleopatra joins the UK tour of THRILLER - LIVE


THRILLER - LIVE
UK TOUR

Thriller - Live, the spectacular concert show that celebrates the music of the world's greatest entertainer and undisputed King of Pop, Michael and the Jackson 5, has sold more than 2,500,000 tickets worldwide.

As it celebrates its fifth amazing year in the West End where it has become the longest-running production in the Lyric Theatre’s 125-year history, the show will be touring the UK from September.
 
This new tour features the sensational Cleo Higgins as the lead female vocalist. Cleo was the lead singer of Cleopatra - the 1990’s pop group made up of three sisters from Manchester. Signed to Madonna’s label Maverick when she was just 13, Cleopatra had three Top 10 hits, supported the Spice Girls, had two TV series and even performed concerts at the Vatican!

Cleo Higgins
Thriller - Live moonwalked into the West End in January 2009 after three acclaimed UK tours. Several world tours since have seen the show play to acclaim in 26 countries, including Germany, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Singapore, South Africa, China, Sweden, Finland and Norway. It has just returned from a four- month run in Japan and a five-month run in Brazil. 

Unlike other West End productions, Thriller - Live is not a rigid book musical with set songs, but is a constantly evolving music concert celebration. When Michael Jackson died, the Lyric Theatre became a focus for fans from all over the world, who created a massive shrine of flowers, candles, and tributes. More than 40 books of condolence were signed in the foyer then sent to the Jackson family. A year after his death, a permanent West End memorial to Michael was unveiled in the theatre foyer.

Thriller - Live brings to life on stage the distinctive high-energy dancing and pulsating sound of many of pop’s greatest hits, blending eye- popping video footage and effects together with dazzling choreography by the show’s award-winning director Gary Lloyd. The show has regularly been updated with additional songs, new visuals and choreography.

To date, more than 30 young boys have sung the hits of the young MJ in the West End and around the world. The need to have six available at any one time has led the producers of Thriller - Live to launch an in-house training academy to train young boys. The MJ Academy opened its doors for the first time on Friday 9 November 2012. Would-be MJs get classes in singing and dancing every Friday between 5pm and 8pm, with terms lasting three months .

Thriller - Live was originally conceived and created by 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.

2013/2014 UK Tour Dates

Grand Opera House, Belfast Monday 23 - Saturday 28 September
Bristol Hippodrome 30 September - October 
Cardiff New Theatre 7 - 12 October 
Blackpool Grand Theatre 14 - 19 October 
Royal & Derngate Northampton 28 October - 2 November
Grand Opera House York 4 - 9 November
Southport Theatre 11 - 13 November 
Leicester De Montfort Hall 18 & 19 November; 
Regent Theatre Stoke 20 November
New Theatre Oxford 26 November
Mayflower Theatre Southampton 2 - 7 December
The ICC Theatre (Hall One) Birmingham 17 December 2013 - 5 January 2014
Southend Cliffs Pavillion 20 - 25 January 2014
Manchester Opera House 27 Jan - 1st Feb 2014
Brighton Theatre Royal 3 - 8 Feb 2014
Woking New Victoria Theatre 10 - 15 Feb 2014

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