Thriller Live

Due to theatre closures in London following goverment advice in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, Thriller Live played its last performance on 15th March 2020. If you booked tickets for a cancelled performance, please wait to hear from your ticket supplier regarding an exchange or refund.


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‘the best party in the West End’

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‘the best, fastest and most distinctive dance moves ever created’

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‘cute, kicking and retro’

Smash-hit musical Thriller Live wowed audiences at the Lyric Theatre with its smooth moves. A celebration of pop legend Michael Jackson, Thriller Live is the ultimate tribute show that brings all of his best hits to the forefront of the stage.

Conceived by super-fan, Jackson family friend and author Adrian Grant, Thriller Live originally previewed in the UK at the Dominion Theatre in 2006, before opening at the Lyric Theatre in 2009. Previously the production has been performed in Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia before it made its move to London’s West End. Originally intended as a tribute show to Michael Jackson’s best music, it was not until Jackson’s untimely death in early 2009 which caused Thriller Live to catapult into the tribute act to end all tributes.

Thriller Live follows Michael Jackson through every stage of his career, from his early days with the Jackson 5 to his status as Pop King. Watching as he slowly makes his transformation into the Michael Jackson we know today, Thriller Live features numerous well-known songs that will leave audiences dancing in their seats. Shaking out the best numbers from Jackson’s back catalogue, the show features rousing renditions of “Blame it on the Boogie”, “I Want You Back”, “Beat It”, “Billie Jean”, “Smooth Criminal” and, of course, “Thriller”.

An all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza, Thriller Live features the famous dance moves and costumes that accompanied all of Jackson’s greatest hits. More of a concert than a traditional piece of musical theatre, Thriller Live is packed full of crowd-pleasers that are sure to entertain everyone, from die-hard Jackson fans to those who only know a few hits!

Cast and CreativeAn actor portrays Michael Jackson in Thriller at the Lyric Theatre, London

Thriller Live is an original concept designed by Michael Jackson super-fan Adrian Grant, who is now Executive Director of both the London production and UK tour. Directed and choreographed by Gary Lloyd, Thriller Live features set design by Jonathan Park, lighting design by Nigel Catmur, video design by Colin Rozee, costume by Shooting Flowers and sound design by Chris Whybrow, with musical supervision from John Maher.

Previous stars in Thriller Live have included West End superstar Ben Forster and Layton Williams. The current cast includes vocalists Wayne Anthony-Cole, Vivienne Ekwulugo, Haydon Eshun, David Julien, Sophia MacKay, Jonah Mayor, John Moabi, Florivaldo Mossi, Messiah Unsudimi, Josiah Choto, Joshua Atoyebi, Triple Calz, Isaiah Mason, Xhanti Mbonzongwana, and Jay-Jay Prince. Dancers include Daniel Blessing, Filippo Coffano, David Devyne, Joel Ekperigin, Eliza Hart, Leona Lawrenson, Mari Macleod, Oskarina O’Sullivan, Zinzile Tshuma, and Matt Vjestica. The cast also includes Aisling Duffy, Ebony Clarke, Vivian Gayle, and Simone Moncada.

Between 10th and 22nd December 2019, international megastar Peter Andre featured in the cast, following his hit performance during the 4,000th performance of the show last year.

Song List

Act I

  • Overture: “History”
  • Opening Mashup: “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough/Billie Jean”
  • “Who’s Lovin’ You”
  • “I’ll Be There”
  • “I Want You Back”
  • “ABC”
  • “Rockin’ Robin”
  • “Blame it on the Boogie”
  • “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)”
  • “Remember the Time”
  • “Human Nature”
  • “This Place Hotel”
  • “Dangerous”
  • “She’s Out of My Life”
  • “Off the Wall”
  • “Get on the Floor”
  • “Rock with You”
  • “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (Reprise)”
  • “Can You Feel It”

Act II

  • Entr’Acte Mashup: “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’/Workin’ Day and Night”
  • “Dancing Machine”
  • “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)”
  • “Beat It”
  • “The Way You Make Me Feel”
  • “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”
  • “Smooth Criminal”
  • “Dirty Diana”
  • “Man in the Mirror”
  • “They Don’t Care About Us”
  • “Earth Song”
  • “Billie Jean”
  • “Thriller”
  • “Bad”
  • “Black and White”

The cast of Thriller Live performing on stage at the Lyric TheatreShow Lengths and Times

Thriller Live opened at the Lyric Theatre London on January 21st 2009, after an initial run at the Dominion Theatre in 2006, and continues to run into its sixth year. Performances are at 7:30pm every day, excluding Mondays, with matinees on Saturday at 4pm and Sundays at 3:30pm. All evening performances begin at 7:30pm, aside from Saturdays, where they begin at 8pm.

Show running time is approximately 2hrs and 30mins, including an interval.

Suitable for Children?

Thriller Live is entirely family-friendly, and suited to those who enjoy the music. Please note that the Lyric Theatre does not supply booster cushions and children under the age of 4 will not be admitted into the theatre.

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