Long-running, record-breaking West End concert spectacular, Thriller Live, has now taken in excess of $150million at the global box office
A 10-month UK & European tour will play Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall from 12 – 16 January with an updated version of the show – including new songs, videos, costumes and special fx
A new West End booking period to September 2016 opens as the new version premieres and extends Thriller Live’s record-breaking 7-year London run
Thriller Live overtook Evita to become the 17th Longest Running
West End Musical of all time on December 16!
Egypt to become the 32nd country to premiere Thriller Live
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
Long-running, record-breaking West End concert spectacular, Thriller Live, has now taken in excess of $150million at the global box office.
A new-look updated version of the show will visit Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall from Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 January 2016 as part of a 10 month UK & European tour.
Announcing the eye-watering figure, 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 and premiered on Thursday October 8 in the West End, where the show continues to break West End records. 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 has come from our record-breaking seven-year West End run and UK tours. One hundred and fifty million dollars 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.”
Sensational 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 after a year in the West End, where she earned rave reviews for her incredible Jackson-like vocals.
“I’m a huge Michael Jackson fan and I identify with him,” said Cleo. “I’m an Eighties baby – I come from the same era. When he died I literally cried every day for a year. His death reminded me how connected I felt to him as a person and musician, but I didn’t recognise how strong those links were until then. My favourite song I get to perform in the show is They Don’t Really Care About Us. I get to feel the energy Michael gave when he sang, when it was recorded. I get right into that zone and I feel every word. We celebrate his incredible legacy in Thriller Live. His songs will never die.”
Higgins, from Birmingham, is one of four lead vocalists who divide up Jackson’s catalogue of chart hits between them.
Thriller Live, choreographed and directed by award-winning Gary Lloyd, was originally conceived and created by Adrian Grant, a long-time associate of Michael Jackson, and author of Michael Jackson – The Visual Documentary.
It is produced by Paul Walden and Derek Nicol for Flying Music in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts.
Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 January 2016
£31 – £16 plus concessions
www.trch.co.uk Box Office 0115 989 5555