Sources: What’s On Stage | All Things Michael
Michael Jackson tribute show Thriller Live has announced a UK tour and changes to the West End production.
The show, which premiered in 2009 shortly before Jackson’s death, is a concert tribute to the King of Pop and includes many of his best-known hits.
From October, a 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 director and choreographer, said: “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.”
Thriller Live is taking part in this year’s Kids Week, our annual initiative offering a free child’s ticket for every full priced ticket purchased for performances in August. You can book tickets for the kids go free offer through the Kids Week website. Alternatively, for a child-free trip to the theater or for performances after the new changes have been made, you can book tickets through the Official London Theatre.
A UK tour of the show is launching in October as follows:
Blackpool Grand Theatre, 5 – 10 October
Leicester De Montfort Hall, 12 – 17 October
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre 19 – 24 October
Hull New Theatre, 26 – 31 October
Portsmouth Guildhall, 27 – 31 December
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, 12 – 17 January 2015
Manchester Opera House, 18 – 23 January
Sunderland Empire, Monday 25 – 30 January
York Grand Opera House 1 – 6 February
Stoke on Trent Regent Theatre, 11 – 13 February
Bristol Hippodrome, 15 – 20 February
Southend Cliff’s Pavilion, 22 – 27 February
Darlington Civic Theatre, 29 February – 5 March
Birmingham Alexandra Theatre, 7 – 12 March
Oxford New Theatre, 14 – 19 March
Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 21 – 26 March
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