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Thriller Live - cast fundraise for Red Nose Day

Photo: Irina Chira

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A MONTH after celebrating the start of a record-breaking 7th year in the West End, Thriller Live has once again extended its run at the Lyric Theatre – this time until April 17, 2016.

And the hard-working cast are celebrating by attempting to break their own records for charity collections at the Lyric Theatre by fundraising for two weeks for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.

Producers Paul Walden and Derek Nicol said in a statement today:

“We are thrilled that Thriller Live goes from strength to strength, setting new records and passing even more impressive West End milestones and we are looking forward to another year at the Lyric Theatre.

“It is such a feel-good show that it’s a feature of our celebration of the music and dance moves of Michael Jackson that our audiences are usually up on their feet dancing in the aisles by the end of the show. We now want them to encourage them to dig into their pockets and give as much to Comic Relief as they can as our cast do bucket collections at the theatre exits.

“Michael Jackson dedicated much of his life to helping those less fortunate in the world and we believe that Comic Relief through their work around the globe are carrying on that great and worthy tradition.”

Previous charitable fundraising at Thriller Live included one amazing night when soul legend Macy Gray, Rhythm and Blues stars Stooshe and X Factor winner Joe McEldery all performed Michael Jackson songs in the show alongside a moonwalking Pudsey the Bear for BBC1’s Chidren in Need.

Photo: Lead vocalist David Jordan and Young MJ Ramon Mariqueo Smith get in the mood for Red Nose Day. Photo: Irina Chira.