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Now in its 5th year, Thriller - Live extends W/E run

Theatre news

THRILLER – Live, the spectacular concert show that celebrates the music of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, is extending its West End booking period to Sunday, September 28, 2014.

The production, which opened at the Lyric Theatre in January 2009 after three acclaimed UK tours, recently smashed all previous records at the venue when it became the longest-running production in the theatre’s 125-year history.

Now in its fifth year there, it will celebrate its 2,000th West End performance on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

While continuing its open-ended West End run, Thriller – Live this month started a major tour of the UK and Ireland, with Cleo Higgins, a finalist from the recent series of BBC1’s The Voice, and X Factor finalist Rachel Adedeji as the lead female vocalists.

The tour, which opened at the Grand Opera House, Belfast (September 23 – 28), continues to Bristol Hippodrome (September 30 – October 5), Cardiff New Theatre (October 7 – 12), Blackpool Grand Theatre (October 14 – 19), Sheffield Lyceum Theatre (October 21 – 26), Royal & Derngate Northampton (October 28 – November 2), Grand Opera House York (November 4 – 9), Southport Theatre (November 11 – 13), Leicester De Montfort Hall (November 18 and 19), Regent Theatre Stoke (November 20), Darlington Civic Theatre (November 21 – 23), Carlisle Sands Centre (November 24), New Theatre Oxford (November 26 -28), Mayflower Theatre Southampton (December 2 – 7), The ICC Hall 1 Birmingham (December 17, 2013 – January 5, 2014), Southend Cliffs Pavilion (January 20 – 25), Manchester Opera House (January 27 – February 1), Brighton Theatre Royal (February 2 – 8), Woking New Victoria Theatre (February 10 – 15) and Liverpool Empire (March 3 – 8).

Several world tours have seen the show play to acclaim in 26 countries, including Germany, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Singapore, South Africa, China, Sweden, Finland and Norway, Japan and Brazil.

More than 1 million people have seen the show at the Lyric Theatre and more than 2.5million people have seen it worldwide.