The long-running, record-breaking West End concert spectacular, Thriller Live, has now taken in excess of $150million at the global box office.
You can see what all the fuss is about when the ten-month UK and European tour will play Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall from January 12-16 with an updated version of the show, including new songs, videos, costumes and special effects.
Cleo Higgins, lead singer of 90s pop group Cleopatra and Will.i.am’s unforgettable contestant on The Voice, heads the international tour cast of Thriller Live.
Producer Paul Walden said: “We are certainly not resting on our laurels - a brand new version of the show, with four new songs, a new opening, new production elements including new video, new costumes and special effects - is on a 10-month UK and international tour. With all these changes we aim to once again set the bar high in terms of what a West End audience will see, hear and experience.
“This is proof positive that the music of Michael Jackson is still one of the hottest tickets on the planet. We are privileged to continue his musical legacy in Thriller Live, and to have taken it to theatres, concert halls and arenas in 32 countries around the world.
“Half this amazing total of $150million has come from our record-breaking seven-year West End run and UK tours. It is a landmark financial milestone that few modern stage shows attain. We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of all of the creative team, dancers, singers, musicians and crew who have entertained the world as part of the Thriller Live family.
On Wednesday, December 16, at the 2901st performance at the Lyric Theatre, Thriller Live overtook Evita, which opened in 1978, to become the 17th Longest Running West End musical of all time. It is testament to the enduring appeal of Michael Jackson and his music.”
Cleo Higgins added: “I’m a huge Michael Jackson fan and I identify with him. I’m an Eighties baby - I come from the same era. I get to feel the energy Michael gave when he sang, when it was recorded.”
Thriller Live, choreographed and directed by award-winning Gary Lloyd, is produced by Paul Walden and Derek Nicol for Flying Music in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts.
Tickets are £16-£31. Call 0115 9895555.