Thriller Live is an appropriate tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson that was created after his untimely death. When the first performance of the show was held after his death at the Lyric Theatre, lights were dimmed along with a minute’s silence to honour the star with an extraordinary career. The clapping that followed could easily set a record in its own rights. This show at the Lyric comes as a fitting replacement because of the cancellation of Jackson’s 50-day tour at The O2 due to his death. The glory of his fantastic career and his unprecedented popularity is sought to be relived with this show at the Lyric. There is no doubt that no one can really moonwalk and dance like him\ but a cast of 80 singers, musicians and dancers are trying to do full justice to his brilliance. Helping them is the huge stage at the Lyric and its excellent sound system. It is one of the best events near The Piccadilly London West End Hotel.
The Lyric is the oldest theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue. It opened in 1888 and is housed in an indistinct brick building, quite unlike the neighbouring Gielgud and Apollo theatres but it is quite charming and beautiful. It is located just a minute (0.1 mile) away from The Piccadilly London West End Hotel which is an ideal hotel near Thriller Live and close to most attractions of the city. It offers luxurious accommodation with the best of facilities along with superb amenities such as a spa, gym, fitness room and personalised services. It is the ideal place to stay for people who wish to visit the various theatres and other events’ venues in the West End as they are located at a short walking distance.
Thriller Live is a concert designed to celebrate the music of The Jackson 5 and the solo hits of Michael Jackson. This two-and-a-half hour show opened on 2 January 2009 at the Lyric Theatre in London after having mesmerised audiences in Germany, Netherlands, Scandinavia and other parts of the UK. It was conceived by Adrian Gran, family friend of the Jacksons and an author. This spectacular concert has received thunderous applause and rave reviews wherever it has been performed. After its opening at the Lyric Theatre, it has toured the world over and has had sell-out shows in the UK arena. Over 3 million fans in more than 30 countries have seen and enjoyed this show that has been performed on more than 3000 occasions. It has the distinction of being the longest running show in Lyric Theatre’s 125-year history, breaking all records of West End.
In the Thriller Live show, an exceptionally talented cast and band perform all your favourite songs such as I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off The Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Rock With You, They Don’t Care About Us, Dangerous, Thriller and many more! The non-stop hits range from pop to rock, soul to disco.