Thriller – Live
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Thriller – Live

Thriller – Live London Reviews and Tickets

(10 Ratings)
Members say
Great singing, Disappointing, Entertaining, Must see, Cliched

About the Show

Seen by over five million people in over 30 countries, "Thriller Live" continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on an electrifying audiovisual journey through an unparalleled catalogue of hits. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (10)

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21 Reviews | 1 Follower
Concert, No plot, Entertaining, Great dancing, Great singing

See it if You love Michael Jackson music and want to see it performed live.

Don't see it if You want to watch a musical with some plot - it was literally only performances of the songs.

26 Reviews | 3 Followers
Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you have no other show option

Don't see it if You are a die hard Motown fan

31 Reviews | 3 Followers
Disappointing, Banal, Cliched

See it if You like Michael Jackson but don’t expect much more.

Don't see it if You like Michael Jackson and don’t want to be disappointed.

21 Reviews | 1 Follower
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if I hardly recognised any of the songs. The acting was OK but it wasn’t Michael Jackson. I thought I’d gone in to the wrong show.

Don't see it if You expect to hear any of Michaels most Popular Songs. These are all songs from Back in the day that they could get cheaply

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great singing, Great staging, Clever, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You like MJ songs and his dancing. This was more like an MJ concert then a type of musical/Biopic which I thought it may have been.

Don't see it if You think it’s a musical/Biopic as more like a concert where song after song.

19 Reviews | 0 Followers

See it if you're a big fan of M Jackson

Don't see it if no story really, simple staging

7 Reviews | 0 Followers
Absorbing, Indulgent, Must see, Great singing, Delightful

See it if If you’re a Michael Jackson fan or appreciate he’s music it’s a must see! Sing along from start to finish

Don't see it if If you’re not a fan of Michael Jackson or he’s music

6 Reviews | 1 Follower
Entertaining, Great staging, Intense, Cliched, Dizzying

See it if If you are a fan - it's worth going - there are three actors playing MJ and there is something for everyone

Don't see it if you want a factual and real representation of his life.

Critic Reviews (5)

The Stage (UK)
October 5th, 2015

“The show has had a revamp...But this brief attempt at a narrative soon gives way to an avalanche of hits and some of Lloyd’s genuinely thrilling, dynamic choreography...’Thriller’ Live could quite easily have rested on its laurels and become a tired, stale shrine to a much loved star. As this recent reworking proves, the show is very much a malleable product, constantly upping its game and rightfully stalking its claim as the best party in the West End.”
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Time Out London
June 1st, 2011

“This is a sparkling, singing and shimmying conveyor belt of more than 30 of Jackson's greatest hits..What really hits home in this jubilant jukebox show is the range of repertoire available...The show, held together by the loosest of narratives, begins with a selection of Jackson 5 numbers. These earlier songs are among the best of the nigh...Some of these later songs are terrifyingly idiosyncratic and the lead vocalists struggle with the quirkier numbers...But it is the dancing that dazzles.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
January 22nd, 2009

“A glitzy concert of song and dance. It's true that the performers, and the great banks of LED screens, occasionally regale us with statistics about Jackson's amazing career...Within its narrow limits, the show works well. What most people like most about back-catalogue musicals is the medley of big hits at the end, and in this show the hits just keep on coming, largely glossing over the fact that in recent years Jackson has become ever less impressive as a pop star as he grows more bonkers."
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June 27th, 2014

“The show very sensibly shares out the performing duties among five lead singers – including a woman – who can all dance, and each of whom uses their particular vocal strengths to deliver all the songs the audience of devotees is expecting...‘Thriller Live’, as conceived by Grant, makes no attempt to string a narrative out of Jackson's career. All the fans want is to hear the songs and see the dances – and in this show, still going strong, that's exactly what they get.”
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The Guardian (UK)
February 14th, 2010

“This celebration of Jackson's music doesn't know whether it is...a ‘jukebox show’, a tribute or a superior form of karaoke. It's a mishmash, but the sort that rumbles along happily...Grant keeps the focus on the music. Save for brief segments of narration in the first half...the entire two hours and 40 minutes is comprised of hits, performed by an array of capable soloists...The show is a bit too overwhelmed by Jackson's achievement...It's a small price to pay, though.”
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