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Thriller Live – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

The cast of Thriller Live

Director and Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Original Concept and Executive Director: Adrian Grant Reviewer: Dominic Corr Commenting on Michael Jackson’s contribution to the world of music would be fruitless. His legacy remains untouched, controversy in later life seeming to have no staying power. With all the finest performers who have graced this world with their talent comes one thing – Jukebox ...

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Thriller Live – Palace Theatre, Manchester

The cast of Thriller Live

Creator/Director: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Donna Kelly Seen by over four million people in over 30 countries, it’s fair to say that Thriller Live is a crowd-pleaser. Now in its record-breaking ninth year in London’s West End, the musical extravaganza continues to draw big crowds and - much like Michael Jackson’s legacy - is showing no signs of slowing down. Celebrating ...

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Thriller Live – Hall for Cornwall, Truro

The cast of Thriller Live

Director and Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Jess Rowe Now in its seventh year running at London’s Lyric Theatre and on another UK Tour, there must be something special about the success of Thriller Live. In its simplest form, the show is a tribute concert celebrating the music and dance skill of the King of Pop. Although the show lacks any ...

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Thriller Live – New Theatre, Cardiff

The cast of Thriller Live

Director &Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Jaclyn Martin This year has sadly seen some of music’s heavyweights, such as David Bowie and Prince, pass away. Seven years before that, back in 2009, we lost the 'King of Pop' himself. This production lives on and helps keep his memory and the magic of his music alive. Thriller Live has grown and transformed ...

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Thriller Live – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

The cast of Thriller Live

Director &Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Neither shoe-horning the hits of Michael Jackson around a flimsy storyline, nor taking his life story asnarrative thread (it wisely avoids miring itself in the unpalatable controversy of Jackson's later life), Thriller Live eschews the usual jukebox musical format, instead, it presents a roughly chronological, concert-style tribute production to the self-proclaimed 'King of ...

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Thriller Live – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

The cast of Thriller Live

Music: The Jackson Five and Michael Jackson Director and Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Queen have a musical about the state of music in the future, Abba have a musical about mother and daughter love, so what does Michael Jackson have a musical about? Himself of course. What story could ever hold a candle to the songs of Michael ...

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Our House – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Pink car full of young people

Writer: Tim Firth Director: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Ann Bawtree Our House by Tim Firth is a book based around the songs of the band Madness; who were formed in 1976. The story and songs eventually become the musical, however it is more of a ‘what if’ idea than a narrative. Decisions sometimes have to be taken in a split second ...

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Thriller Live – Darlington Civic Theatre

The cast of Thriller Live

Director &Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Mark Clegg Despite the public controversy and criticism that surrounded both his personal life and his untimely death, it’s probably safe to say that nobody can deny that Michael Jackson was a massive talent. Often cited as “the greatest performer of all time”, such hyperbole would seem silly if it didn’t cause one to at ...

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