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It’s a $150million Thriller!

Posted in News on 07 Oct, 2015

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It’s a $150million Thriller!

A 10-month UK & European tour opens in Blackpool this week with an updated version of the show – including new songs, videos, costumes and special fx

A new West End booking period to September 2016 opens on Thursday as the new version premieres and extends Thriller Live’ s record- breaking 7- year London run

Thriller Live will overtake Evita to become the 17th Longest Running West End Musical of all time in December!

Egypt to become the 32nd country to premiere Thriller Live

Long-running, record-breaking West End concert spectacular, Thriller Live, has now taken in excess of $150million at the global box office.

Announcing the eye-watering figure today, producer Paul Walden said: “This is proof positive that the music of Michael Jackson is still one of the hottest tickets on the planet. We are privileged to continue his musical legacy in Thriller Live, and to have taken it to theatres, concert halls and arenas in 32 countries around the world.

“Half this amazing total has come from our record-breaking seven-year West End run and UK tours. One hundred and fifty million dollars is a landmark financial milestone that few modern stage shows attain. We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of all of the creative team, dancers, singers, musicians and crew who have entertained the world as part of the Thriller Live family.

“But we are certainly not resting on our laurels – a brand new version of the show, with four new songs, a new opening, new production elements including new video, new costumes and special effects – opens a 10-month UK and international tour in Blackpool this week and will premiere on Thursday October 8 in the West End, where the show continues to break West End records. With all these changes we aim to once again set the bar high in terms of what a West End audience will see, hear and experience.”

On December 13, at the 2901st performance at the Lyric Theatre, Thriller Live will overtake Evita, which opened in 1978, to become the 17th Longest Running West End Musical of all time. It is testament to the enduring appeal of Michael Jackson and his music.

Thriller Live, choreographed and directed by award-winning Gary Lloyd, was originally conceived and created by Adrian Grant, a long time associate of Michael Jackson, and author of Michael Jackson – The Visual Documentary.

It is produced by Paul Walden and Derek Nicol for Flying Music in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts.

 

The 2015/16 UK tour dates are:

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

Manchester Opera House, 18 – 23 January

Sunderland Empire, 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

Sheffield Lyceum, 29 March – 2 April

Liverpool Empire,11 – 16 April

Glasgow Kings Theatre, 18 – 23 April

Cardiff New Theatre, 25 – 30 April

Bournemouth 6 – 11 May

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