It's a thriller '“ ABC of Jacko hits is off the wall

THRILLER Live may have premiered on London's West End in 2009 but long before that, fans of Michael Jackson flocked to see the show where ever it toured.

Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 1:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 3:25 pm

From those earliest days, the Capital has been one of its stop off points and this week it’s back, moon-walking its way onto the stage of the Festival Twheatre.

Conceived by Jackson family friend Adrian Grant, Thriller Live has an impressive backstory, it became a focus for grieving fans and the world’s media when, on June 25, 2009, Jackson died suddenly.

Nearly a decade on - and having smashed the long-held record of Jesus Christ Superstar to become the 15th Longest Running Musical in West End history in 2017 (after 3,358 performances) - the hit show is back on the road.

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Constantly evolving, Thriller Live brings to life on stage the distinctive high-energy dancing and pulsating sound of many of pop’s greatest hits, blending eye-popping video footage and effects together with dazzling choreography by award-winning director Gary Lloyd.

A spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer, Thriller Live has now been seen by in excess of four million people in more than 30 countries, taking them on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Jackson’s 45 year pop history.

Experience more than two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock and soul to disco as the cast pay homage to the legend, performing hits like I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off The Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Rock With You, They Don’t Care About Us, Dangerous, Thriller and many, many more.

Thriller Live, Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, until Friday 18, 7.30pm, Saturday 19 May, 4pm and 7.30pm, £21-£34.50, 0131-529 6000