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Thriller Live - major changes imminent and tour dates announced

MAJOR changes are planned for the long-running record-breaking West End concert spectacular, Thriller Live, which is currently booking at the Lyric Theatre until June 2016.

A thrilling new opening to the show is being created and four new Michael Jackson songs – Who’s Loving You, Rockin’ Robin, Remember The Time and Human Nature – are being added.

Gary Lloyd, Thriller Live’s award-winning director and choreographer, said:

“This is a really, really exciting time. Unlike all other West End musicals, Thriller Live’s music, choreography and costumes have been changed several times, but over the next few months we will be making a host of changes at once. We are introducing lots of new production elements, new video film sequences and some rather special visual effects to ensure the show looks stunning and to keep it up to date.

“When Thriller Live first opened in the West End at the Lyric Theatre in January 2009, it was definitely cutting edge. We have since refreshed the show several times but now it is getting enhanced production values to ensure our show is really eye-popping! Michael Jackson always put on thrilling live arena shows when he toured the world. He used magic and stage illusion and the latest technology to surprise his fans.

“The challenge to Thriller Live’s creative team is to try and recreate and capture that sense of groundbreaking dancing, singing and stage magic in a traditional theatre. Six months into our record-breaking 7-year run in the West End we aim to once again set the bar high in terms of what a West End audience will see, hear and experience.”

All the new elements will be in place by October, when a second Thriller Live company will also set out to tour the UK and Europe for 10 months, showcasing all the new elements from the West End show.

The UK tour dates are:

Blackpool Grand Theatre – October 5 – 10

Leicester De Montfort Hall – October 12 – 17

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre – October 19 – 24

Hull New Theatre – October 26 – 31

Portsmouth Guildhall – December 27 – 31

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall – January 12 – 17, 2016

Manchester Opera House – January 18 – 23

Sunderland Empire – January 25 – 30

York Grand Opera House – February 1 – 6

Stoke on Trent Regent Theatre – February 11 – 13

Bristol Hippodrome – February 15 – 20

Southend Cliff’s Pavilion – February 22 – 27

Darlington Civic Theatre – February 29 – March 5

Birmingham Alexandra Theatre – March 7 – 12

Oxford New Theatre – March 14 – 19

Edinburgh Festival Theatre – March 21 – 26

More dates will be added through to July 2016.

Read more about Thriller Live.