The hard-working West End cast of the Michael Jackson tribute, Thriller Live are looking to smash their own records for charity collections at the Lyric Theatre by fundraising for two weeks for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.
Just last month Thriller Live celebrated the start of a record-breaking seventh year in the West End and, on April 12, Thriller Live will overtake Oliver! to become the 18th longest running musical in the history of the West End.
Producers Paul Walden and Derek Nicol said, in a statement: “It is such a feel-good show that it’s a feature of our celebration of the music and dance moves of Michael Jackson that our audiences are usually up on their feet dancing in the aisles by the end of the show.
“We now want them to encourage them to dig into their pockets and give as much as to Comic Relief as they can as our cast do bucket collections at the theatre exits.
“Michael Jackson dedicated much of his life to helping those less fortunate in the world and we believe that Comic Relief, through their work around the globe, is carrying on that great and worthy tradition.”
Previous charitable fundraising at the show includes one amazing night when soul legend Macy Gray, R&B stars Stooshe and X Factor winner Joe McElderry, all performed MJ songs in the show alongside a moonwalking Pudsey the Bear for BBC1’s Chidren in Need.
Thriller Live has extended its booking period to April 17, 2016.