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There has never been a better time to go and see the musical Thriller Live at The Lyric Theatre in London. With the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death still fresh in our minds, this show is a wonderful way to celebrate his life and music.
Thriller takes you on a journey through all the major phases of Jackson’s musical life. There is not much of a narrative to follow, instead the show focuses on squeezing in as much singing and dancing as possible, performing popular hit after hit.
Thriller also gives an insight into Michael Jackson’s childhood and his early career in his family band The Jackson 5. The talented Mitchell Zhangazha is breathtaking as young Michael, with a voice and moves that rival the adult performers on stage.
The dancers are fantastically exuberant, and perform in almost every number but the star of the show is Jovanny Pichardo Almonte who takes on the part of the main Michael dancer. It is evident Almonte has studied Jackson’s dance and performance style for many years. Both his look and his movements seem almost identical to that of MJ himself.
If you have a favourite Jackson number, it is sure to be part of this epic show, all mine were! A trip to Thriller Live is a truly wonderful way to remember the King of Pop.
Thriller Live is on at London’s Lyric Theatre until 12 Sep. Book your Thriller tickets here.