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, is coming to Theatre Royal Nottingham.
As it celebrates its fifth year in the West End, the show will be visiting Nottingham for one week only on 15th January to 19th January.
It has sold more than 2,500,000 tickets worldwide and become the longest-running production in the Lyric Theatre’s 125-year history.
The 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.
Thriller Live moon walked into the West End in January 2009 after three acclaimed UK tours and Nottinghamshire audiences will be pleased to hear the announcement of dates at Theatre Royal.
After several world tours, the show has played to acclaim in 26 countries, including Germany, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Holland and Belgium. 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.
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.
Tickets for the show are priced at £32.50 and £13 plus concessions. For more information or to book tickets visit the website at www.trch.co.uk or contact the Box Office on 0115 989 5555.