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Thriller Live Reviews - Lyric Theatre

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Venue Information
Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre
29 Shaftesbury Avenue

Seating Plan


(3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 126 review(s)


Latest Review: "Saw the show on Saturday 24th November. Sorry to say was very disappointed. Went with my son and ..."

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    Monday, 24th Jul 2017 by Gay Hepworth

Read some of the reviews before going last weekend so was open minded, gosh what a brilliant show, whoever did not enjoy this must be mad, seen lots of shows including, Motown the Musical, Mama Mia and even the man himself at the Wembley Bad tour in 88, loved loved loved it, if considering going, do so, it's a celebration of his music from Jackson Five to his last music, and the dancing, wow!

    Tuesday, 13th Jun 2017 by Gloria Smart

I have been to see many shows in the West End and this was my favourite !!

Loved the high energy of the amazing dancers. They gave it 150% and the singers were also amazing . I was in the stalls row BB which is second row from the front in the stalls and could find no fault with the costumes, dancing and singing. The star of the show was truly Michael Jackson for me. Organising my next trip down from Scotland for October. Please don't change a thing !!

    Wednesday, 22nd Mar 2017 by Chi

Disappointing. Not Broadway quality at all. Dancers were not in sync with each other, poor quality of choreography. There were 5 people singing MJs songs - not including little Michael Jackson who was decent. Music was great, as Jackson was a premier entertainer. Not sure he would have given his approval of this production. Not worth the money paid.

    Sunday, 12th Mar 2017 by Jane

Fantastic, i loved the show, All singing and dancing pure entertainment. Highly recommended and would definitely go and see it again.

    Thursday, 2nd Mar 2017 by Enid

Enjoyed the show but could not see the upper part of the stage (stairs) as this was obscured by the curtain being too low. I was in the Grand Circle in row B on Sunday 27th February. Otherwise the singing and dancing were good.

    Monday, 23rd Jan 2017 by Jasper

Given that this was Michael Jackson I was expecting a good show - I mean he has such a catalogue of "Hits" that I was not expecting parts of the show to be taken up with songs I had never heard of! And there were a few!

The singing was "Ok" in places - although they did not select the right guy to sing "She's out of my life" - the woman would have done a better job actually!

The dancing was reflective of an aerobic course! Pretty average...

As for "MJ" himself - well clearly he was not a singer as it was all badly lip synched - and while he was done up to look like him and had good dancing skill - he only featured in a few of the songs.

I have seen a few other shows like "We will rock you", "Close to you" and "Beautiful" - all of which were worth what I paid for them - this one was worth £20 tops.

I did not come out of the theatre with that "wow" feeling at al!

This could have been done so much better - Not one I will be recommending to anyone else...

    Wednesday, 14th Dec 2016 by GR

Being a massive MJ fan, this show was an Absolute waste of money and a complete insult to the legend, MJ! Bunch of idiots on stage, the worst dancers seen ever! Absolute TOSH!. What a joke of a show!

At one point it seemed like a group of girls were doing an aerobics class - NOBODY including the men could dance!

Lyric Theatre seriously needs a massive surgery to its decor and seats were.... complete trash for the money we paid!

    Sunday, 4th Dec 2016 by Jim & Anne

Just come back from seeing Thriller Live (3/12/16) didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised at what had been done , the result was brilliant & the audience reaction proved that it was worth the money as there was singing , dancing & a general good time had by all and that WAS only the audience . Well done to all involved I can heartily recommend it

    Wednesday, 16th Nov 2016 by Patricia

My friend and I attended Matinee Performance on Saturday 12th November and what a cracker of a show it was. Singing, dancing and costumes were awesome and the lighting and set was superb. From start to finish we enjoyed every second of this entertaining delightful performance. Couldn't sit still and, unfortunately, stood up and had the usher"flash his torch" at us to sit down. In order to save others this embarrassment, when announcement at beginning about switching off phones etc., could it also be directed at the audience that you will be allowed to join in the end but please refrain, if you can!!!, from dancing prior to this. Thank you. Formidable show.

    Sunday, 28th Aug 2016 by chris anne

The show was fantastic , my girls aged 8 & 9 loved it , we went on the hottest day of the year , the dancers were pooring with sweat , but never once did they look like they were tired , (we sat in front row seats ). the singers were awesome , i highly recommend this show , and i dont normally bother writing reviews but i just felt this show needed recommending .

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Show Information
Booking From: Tuesday, 9th July 2019
Booking Until: Sunday, 26th April 2020
Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 8 and over.
Important Info: Contains constant use of flashing LED screen and some strobe lighting.
Show Schedule
Tue: 7.30pm
Wed: 7.30pm
Thu: 7.30pm
Fri: 7.30pm
Sat: 4pm and 8pm
Sun: 3.30pm and 7.30pm

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