It’s been announced that THRILLER LIVE will end its 11 year run at the West End’s Lyric Theatre in April 2020, as owners Nimax announce that the Lyric will undergo a major refurbishment.
Producers have confirmed that in order for work at the Lyric to be completed, THRILLER LIVE will end its record-breaking run in the West End on Sunday 26th April 2020, at which point the show will have completed 4,705 performances, making it the longest-running show in the Lyric’s history, and the 11th longest-running musical in West End history.
In the announcement, THRILLER LIVE also confirmed that plans are underway to transfer the production to a new West End home, as well as a second production undertaking a 12-month worldwide tour, beginning in Switzerland in December 2019.
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FINAL PERFORMANCE 26 APRIL 2020 🧟♂️ . WE'RE ON THE MOVE! . After 11 wonderful years at the Lyric Theatre we are sad to say that we are moving out so that the theatre can undergo a major refurbishment . 3 million of you have moonwalked through the theatre and we cannot thank you enough for your continued love and support. The Lyric Theatre has helped launch numerous careers and created lifelong friendships between cast and crew and we want to thank all of the staff for providing us with a home for so long. . Plans are in hand to transfer to another West End theatre so watch this space! As ever we have a second production on tour so you can always get your Thriller fix somewhere in the world. . But in the meantime, we are still here so don’t miss your chance to Rock With Us!
Nica Burns for Nimax (the theatre’s owner) said: “THRILLER LIVE has had the most extraordinary run at the Lyric making our audiences very happy. The show will continue to thrill and entertain worldwide for many years to come.”
Producers Paul Walden and Derek Nicol said: “Audiences at the Lyric Theatre have had a wonderful 11 years enjoying the magic of Michael Jackson’s outstanding musical legacy. A big thank you to the Nimax team particularly the fantastic staff at the Lyric theatre for our record-breaking run as we plan the next chapter of the show’s incredible journey.”
THRILLER LIVE now plans to spend its last seven-months at the Lyric with a series of special events and ‘big name surprise guest stars’. This starts with the publication of THRILLER LIVE director / choreographer Gary Lloyd’s new ‘fly-on-the-wall’ book, My Life With Michael – Ten Years of THRILLER LIVE.
THRILLER LIVE is a concert revue celebrating the life and music of Michael Jackson. The show opened at London’s Lyric Theatre in 2009 with productions following in places such as China, South Africa, Singapore, Japan, Egypt and Israel.
THRILLER LIVE runs at London’s Lyric Theatre to 26th April 2020. Tickets are on sale now.