Review: THRILLER LIVE - 1000th West End Performance - Lyric Theatre

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Lyric Theatre London
Thurs 26th May 2011

For those who booked tickets, but sadly never got to see Michael Jackson perform his "This Is It" tour at the O2 Arena, then Thriller Live is making up for that lost opportunity.

With a very talented cast, the choreography excels as you would expect with any tribute to Michael Jackson.
The moves are all there, the moonwalks, the crotch holding, the leg shakes etc etc.
The dancing is tight, well executed, and a great sight to see.

The singing is indeed also very good, I was particularly impressed with Alex Buchanan, who sang a fabulous version of "She's Out Of My Life" in act one.
And young James Anderson also stands out, he is going to be a talent to watch in the future.

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The show is essentially a tribute to MJ and his music, taking you from his childhood years of the Jackson 5, up to his latest solo offerings.
It works well, has the audience singing and dancing along, and we even got glow sticks to wave in the second half.

As this was the 1000th performance, there were special appearances from Shaheen Jafargholi and Blue!
Shaheens voice has matured since we first saw him on Britain's Got Talent, but I don't think his newly broken voice has reached full potential yet.

Blue did a great version of "Man In The Mirror" bringing the audience to their feet, they sounded great and it was good to see them back on stage.

Thriller Live is great entertainment, a show for all ages.
Still wowing audiences in the West End, a second production is currently touring the UK
Grab a ticket while you can, this show is hot and definitely worth seeing.

More info and book tickets HERE

Photo by George Bondar