Thriller Live is now booking until September 6 after celebrating its sixth record-breaking year at the Lyric Theatre.
Producers Paul Walden and Derek Nicol said yesterday: “We are thrilled that Thriller Live continues to be one of the longest running shows in the West End.
“Its celebration of the music and iconic choreography of one of the world’s greatest ever artists is continuing to attract new generations of theatre-goers from around the world.
“We are looking forward to theming the theatre’s bars for a ghoulish week celebrating all things Halloween and the show’s iconic title track, Thriller.
“We are also delighted that lead singer Cleo Higgins has been nominated Best West End Debut in the West End Frame awards.”
Thriller Live continues to set and break records and new territories around the globe, where it has now performed to standing ovations in 28 countries from South Korea to Norway, Poland and South America to China.
The latest world tour will take in Australia and New Zealand for the first time.
Thriller Live will first tour the UK, playing Eden Court Theatre, Inverness (20 – 25 October), Festival Theatre, Edinburgh (27 October – 1 November), Alhambra Theatre, Bradford (3 – 8 November) and Grand Theatre, Wolvehampton (11 – 15 November).
The cast then move to Australia where it will premiere in Perth then play Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, then two weeks in New Zealand. More dates will be added.
Thriller Live is the longest-running production in the Lyric Theatre’s 125-year history.
It first moonwalked into the West End in January 2009 after three acclaimed UK tours.
When Michael Jackson died, the Lyric became a focus for fans from all over the world, who created a massive shrine of flowers, candles, and tributes.
More than 40 books of condolence were signed in the foyer then sent to the Jackson family.
A year after his death, a permanent West End memorial to Michael was unveiled in the theatre foyer.
Thriller Live was originally conceived and created by Adrian Grant, a long time associate of Michael Jackson, and author of Michael Jackson – The Visual Documentary.