Theatre Review: Thriller Live (4000th Show) - Lyric Theatre, London ✭✭✭✭✭

Thriller Live
4000th Show!
Photo by Betty Zapata
Lyric Theatre

Sep 12th 2018: Who on Earth (song) would have thought it? 4000 performances ago, Director and Choreographer Gary Lloyd thought 'I Wanna Be Startin Something' and brought the music of the King of Pop to the stage.

It's 'Human Nature' really, and after getting my invite to this Gala performance for The Princes Trust, I replied saying 'I'll Be There', and what a 'Thriller' of a night it was! Hosted by comedians Russell Kane and Jon Culshaw, we are told the 'History' of Michael Jackson through one big concert charting his meteoric rise to fame from performances with The Jackson 5 to his solo success many years later.

Some great performances tonight yet again, Vivienne Ekwulugo with a stand out performance for me, vocals and vitality are stunning, one of the best singers on the stage by far.

Peter Andre joined in for this special Gala, and he did a mighty fine job indeed. 'Man in the Mirror' and 'She's Out of My Life' bringing the audience to their feet, Andre's vocals were finely matched for these songs.

As ever, the ensemble do an almighty job with the complex dance routines, at times it's Off The Wall' with the great costumes taking us back to the 70's. Kieran Alleyne struts around the stage like a 'Smooth Criminal' and dazzles the crowd with his moves.

I've seen this show numerous times now, and back then I gave it five stars... and today is the same.
It's one of those shows where you want to 'Get On The Floor' and dance with the audience who will 'Rock With You'... just 'Blame it on the Boogie' and 'Don't Stop til you get Enough'!

Five Stars ✭✭✭✭✭



Lyric Theatre
Shaftesbury Ave

Box office: 0330 333 4812

Thriller Live is booking until
Sunday 7 April, 2019