Thriller Live has taken its final West End bow as producers announce it will not return to complete its run at the Lyric theatre in London.
Following the closure of all West End theatres due to the coronavirus pandemic, producers today announced that Thriller Live performed its last Moonwalk at the Lyric theatre on Sunday 15 March 2020.
In a statement the Producers said: “We would like to thank everyone who has worked on the show; the cast, band, crew, creative team, head office, freelance contributors and theatre staff past and present. We have the BEST team in the world. We’ve loved sharing the music and magic of MJ in London and we will keep the legacy alive on tour. Finally a MASSIVE thanks to all you Dancing Machines, we just can’t stop loving you. Ticket holders should contact point of purchase.”
The show had been due to end its 11-year run at the Lyric theatre on 28 April 2020, and was just three performances away from becoming the 11th longest running West End musical and the 16th longest running West End show of all time. That record is still held by We Will Rock You which performed 4659 performances at the Dominion Theatre.
In its record-breaking run at the Lyric theatre, Thriller Live performed 4657 performances making it the theatre’s longest running production and the 12th longest running West End musical of all time.
The show was devised in the wake of Michael Jackson’s sudden death by Adrian Grant and was scheduled to run for five months from January 2009. The success of the concert spectacular led to the show being extended over 20 times with touring productions travelling to 33 countries.
Ticket holders for performances from 16 March – 28 April 2020 should contact their point of sale.