Daily Echo Review, Southampton Mayflower July 16
“This latest incarnation of Thriller Live comes direct from the West End at the end of a lengthy UK tour and it is a slick, well- oiled dazzling production.”
Torquay Herald Express Review, Torquay Princes Theatre June 2016
“★★★★It was as if Michael Jackson’s very soul beat in the hearts of 15 fantastic performers and 1500 frenzied fans.”
Review Hub Review, Liverpool Empire Apr 16
“This show is a visual and audio spectacular”
Click Liverpool Review, Liverpool Empire Apr 16
“The staging is clever and vibrant. It is supported by outstanding lighting and pyrotechnics to add some pizzazz”
Edinburgh Evening News Review, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Mar 16.
‘Often dubbed the King of pop, Jackson’s place in popular music culture is assured and it’s not hard to see why during this high octane journey.’
All Edinburgh Theatre Review, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Mar 16
★★★★ “Thriller LIVE is one hell of an entertaining show. – it’s easy to see why it’s played over 3,000 shows to 3 million people in over 30 counties”.
Southside Advertiser Review, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Mar 16
“…one of the few shows out there at the moment that I would happily just go back in and watch again if more than one performance was on in a night”
Familiesonline Review; New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham Mar 16
“What a killer, diller, THRILLER of a show!”
Birmingham Mail Review: New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham Mar 16
“★★★★ Gary Lloyd’s choreography is stunning, featuring some amazing routines”
The Kidderminster Shuttle Review: New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham Mar 16
“Thriller Live continues to prove itself a fantastic evening’s entertainment positively bursting with that infectious Jacko spirit and a touch of his undeniable genius.”
Broadway.com; interview with Thriller Live star Haydon Eshun Jan 2016
Now in its seventh year at the Lyric Theatre, Thriller Live has become a West End mainstay and a focal point for fans of Michael Jackson, who died not long after the show opened in January, 2009. Few get to acknowledge the superstar's legacy more buoyantly than lead vocalist Haydon Eshun, who is among the performers that rocks out to more than 25 songs each night. A former member of the British boy band Ultimate KAOS, the delightful Eshun spoke to Broadway.com about “Michael-isms,” keeping it fresh and whether he’ll make the move to Motown.
Getwestlondon: London Review Dec 15
If this were just a gig where I was only watching the live band, I'd love it, and if I were going only on the grounds of great dancing, I'd love it too.
But it packs both of these into one spectacular show over the course of a breathtaking two-and-a-half hours.
All In London Review: Lyric Theatre Jan 2015
I admit that a cold virus, the chilly weather and my general dislike for tribute acts meant I was reluctant to go along to see Thriller Live which is now in its seventh year. But I’m so glad that I did. I left the theatre with a broad smile on my face, humming some of the tunes and fired up with a spring in my step.
Theatre Fullstop Review: Lyric Theatre Jan 2015
Thriller Live began life as a celebration of Michael Jackson‘s music back in the early nineties and has morphed into the twentieth longest running musical in the West End‘s history.
EXTRA! EXTRA! Review: Lyric Theatre
With a change of cast and introduction of new material ‘Thriller Live’ enters its 7th year. The audience know the drill: they sing, shout, clap and know exactly what they have come for, entertainment.
UK Theatre Network Review: Lyric Theatre Jan 2015
A,B,C...it’s easy as 1,2,3: If you like Michael Jackson, you’ll be bejewelled and bedazzled by this celebration of his career. Last week, Thriller Live! entertained a full house at Lyric Theatre to acknowledge the show’s 6th birthday in the West End, with new material and special effects built in to reflect its success.
Bargain Theatre Review: Lyric Theatre Jan 2015
Tonight’s performance of Thriller Live celebrates the 6th West End birthday of this high octane show – and the cast certainly pulled out a show stopping performance.
A Younger Theatre Review: Lyric Theatre Jan 2015
Thriller Live is a musical tribute concert to the late, great King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Unlike other tribute musicals such as Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You, this show is just over two hours of non-stop Jackson hits, which gives true credit to the popularity and success of all his music.
Fairy Powered Productions Review; Darlington Civic Theatre Mar 16
I approached this show with no idea what it was – a musical? A concert? A tribute act? But after seeing this in Darlington I can tell you it is spectacular.
Darlington and Stockton Times Review: Darlington Civic Theatre Mar 16
If you want to watch a show that makes you happy and leaves you singing for days, you just can't beat it.
Northern Echo Review: Darlington Civic Mar 16
If you’re ever going to see a show this year, make it this one
Yellow Advertiser Review: Southend Cliffs Pavilion Feb 16
For more than two hours the enthusiastic cast got everyone to their feet as they brought to life the spirit of the man himself, while supported by a tight band who in turn captured the real sound of his music.
The Enquirer Review: Southend Cliffs Pavilion Feb 16
Don’t be surprised to find yourself involuntarily ‘wooping’ as the show takes hold of you with those catchy beats brought to life on the live stage by a great cast of energetic vocalists and dancers.
My Southend Review: Southend Cliff Pavilion Feb 16
You can usually gauge the success of a production by the way the audience reacts to it; and it was pretty obvious from Southend’s opening night audience of Thriller Live that this show was the best thing since......well, since Michael Jackson himself graced the stages of the world with his blockbusting, hit making and massively successful sell out concerts.
The Reviweshub Review: Stoke-on-Trent Regent Theatre Feb 16
"Incredibly dynamic and totally authentic, as a non-stop extravaganza of the music of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five, Thriller Live, is as close to the real thing as it comes. Truly awesome!"
365bristol.com Review: Bristol Hippodrome Feb 16
"An absolute barnstormer of a musical treat; an energetic, adrenaline-pumping nostalgic playback through the legendary Michael Jackson jukebox."
The Weston Mercury Review: Bristol Hippodrome Feb 16
"A totally spellbinding celebration of the Michael Jackson legacy and an amazingly-touching tribute to his work"
Stagetalk Review: Bristol Hippodrome Feb 16
"Backed live by the superb Thriller Band, Shaquille Hemmans, Michael Kavuma, Rory Taylor, Angelica Allen and Sean Christopher all took the night by storm to deliver a pulsing 30 plus songs to an adoring audience"
Bristol Gazette Review: Bristol Hippodrome Feb 16
"An exhilirating, energetic, non-stop celebration of Michael Jackson’s music - come ready to party and rock the night away!"
Manchester Evening News: Review Manchester Opera House Jan 2016
…a show that aims to recreate the dancing AND the singing of the undisputed King of Pop, and where no free shots are thrown in to encourage your appreciation - that's a pretty big undertaking. But it's one that the cast of Thriller Live take on with gusto.
Manchester Theatre Awards: Review Manchester Opera House Jan 2016
I never saw Michael Jackson live, but I imagine theatre was a large part of his concerts. Even his pop videos were events – think Thriller and Billie Jean, which were almost mini-movies. In this sense creating a stage show of his music makes perfect sense, and the audience obviously agrees.
Nottingham Post: Review Nottingham Royal Concert Hall Jan 2016
Thriller Live celebrates the unique and ground-breaking contribution Michael Jackson made over five decades – and boy, do they do him proud.
This is a full-on, megawatt, powerhouse of a show featuring some of the best dancers and singers on tour today.
Southern Daily Echo Review: Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth June 2014
The glitter ball, the set-pieces, the energy of the band and the dancers who gave it their all - it’s dangerously good.
Weekend Notes Review: Birmingham ICC – Review Jan 2014
Weekend Notes Birmingham Review This is a musical that's so good it's Bad. The phrase 'all-singing, all-dancing' is often overused when referring to stage musicals but that's exactly the way to describe Thriller Live which has just begun a three week residency in Birmingham.
Edinburgh Guide Review: Edinburgh Playhouse May 2013
This sensationally slick piece of theatre is a fitting tribute to the work of the late Michael Jackson.
Fife Today Review Edinburgh Playhouse May 2013
ANYONE who is a fan of the late King of Pop should definitely go and see “Thriller” at the Edinburgh Playhouse.
Thriller Live – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh May 2013
To fall in love with Thriller Live is as easy as ABC. Adrian Grant in association with Flying Music presents a concert dedicated to the undisputed King of Pop.
The Public Review Edinburgh Playhouse May 2013
As an opener, five lads with bushy afro hairstyles belt out the Jackson 5’s 1970 number one hit ABC.
Whatsonstage.com Review Glasgow Kings Theatre April 2013
Wouldn't the world be a very different place if little Michael Jackson had not had be plucked from the maternity ward and made to "Ease on Down the Road" to Motown?