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Thriller Live extends its record-breaking run to April 2020

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THRILLER Live, the concert-style musical that celebrates the music of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five, is extending its record-breaking run at the Lyric Theatre until April 5, 2020.

Greeting the news of the West End extension, Jackie, Marlon and Tito Jackson said:

Thriller Live is such a cool celebration of Michael’s music and the music of the Jackson Five we made together. We loved the show when we saw it, and fans in the audience were ‘thrilled’ with the performances. It’s great they’ve extended their run so more fans can have an opportunity to dance to Michael’s music, the Jackson Five music, and to have a great night out.”

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, the 4,625th West End performance of Thriller Live will see it overtake Miss Saigon, which premièred at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on September 20, 1989, closing on October 30, 1999, to become the 13th Longest Running West End Musical of all time!

Originally scheduled from January to May 2009, Thriller Live’s run has been extended over 20 times since and it continues to draw theatre going audience and pop fans to sold out shows at the Lyric Theatre.

Thriller Live, now in its 11th year, is unlike other West End musicals. There is no script or story; instead, it’s an eye-popping celebration of the Jacksons’ music legacy, bringing to life on stage distinctive high-energy dancing and the pulsating sound of many of pop’s greatest hits. The show changes each year with new numbers added, and features specially created video footage and effects and dazzling choreography by the show’s award-winning director, Gary Lloyd.

A second production of Thriller Live continues to tour the world with dates in Kuwait, Dubai, Germany and throughout the UK.

2019 UK tour dates: The Anvil, Basingstoke (April 17-18), Southport Theatre, Southport (April 20), Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury (April 21-22), Princess Theatre, Torquay (April 25-27), Grand Theatre, Swansea (April 30 – May 4), New Theatre, Hull (May 8-11), Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh (May 14-18), Venue Cymru, Llandudno (May 21-25), Theatre Royal, Norwich (May 27 – June 1), New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham (June 3-8), Milton Keynes Theatre (June 10-15), Sage, Gateshead (June 20-22), Malvern Forum Theatre (June 24-29), Congress Theatre, Eastbourne (July 1-6), Grand Opera House, York (July 8-13) and Blackpool Grand (July 15-17).

Tickets: from £32. No booking fee if booked in person at the box office. Also available by calling 0330 333 4812 or visiting or All tickets include a £1.25 Theatre Restoration Levy.

Times: Tuesday to Friday at 7.30pm; Saturday at 4pm and 8pm; Sunday at 3.30pm and 7.30pm.

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including one interval).