Thriller Live, Lyric Theatre - ★★★★☆ - Until April 26, 2020


For over ten years this is a show that has been providing electrifying entertainment. It is a retrospective of the music that defined a generation. Michael Jackson has become a controversial figure but his music and choreography still amazes and delights. From the early years with The Jackson Five and the catchy tunes of "ABC" and "Blame It On The Boogie" to the experiences that were "Bad" and "Thriller" the vocals and dancing still captivate an audience. These works are performed by probably the hardest working cast in the West End. The energy is nothing short of spellbinding. All of the cast brought themselves totally to this evening, but for us the stand-outs were Vivienne Ekwulugo who has a beautiful voice and a presence that brings amazing depth to MJ's stylings. And then there is Florivaldo Mossi's rendition of "Billie Jean" who's incredible Moonwalk sequences were just amazing! "They Don't Care About Us" and "Earth Song" reminded us that there was also a socially relevant side to Jackson's music that still resonates with a lot of what is going on today. All this is done with some lightning fast costume changes and a great lighting design. The audience participation here was real and not forced. Everyone wanted to share the experience and everyone leaves this show with a smile on their face.

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆☆★ 

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WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Until April 26, 2020
Tue - Fri: 7:30 pm
Sat: 4 pm & 8 pm
Sun: 3:30 pm & & 7:30 pm
Lyric Theatre
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus
https://thrillerlive.com/west-end/

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