18-23 April 2016
Reviewed by Lynsey Miller
Thriller Live is not a show impersonating Michael Jackson but instead a production by a number of individuals performing some of Michael’s best love hits.
The production features an enthusiastic cast, with an incredibly energetic ensemble of dancers supporting the lead singers to perform songs starting from Michael’s early days in Jackson Five right through to his more recent hits.
The singers performed the songs brilliantly each putting their own individuality to them but for me it was Rory Taylor who really stood out. The dance routines were well choreographed especially as they were so action packed. And Eddy Lima was incredible as he danced some of Michael’s iconic moves.
There was a real buzz about the evening with the performers encouraging the audience to their feet to sing and dance throughout. The outfits as you would expect were pretty flamboyant, I really enjoyed seeing what they would come out in next.
I was less familiar with some of the earlier songs covered in act one; but this didn’t stop me enjoying the performances. Which meant that act two was then full of my favourite Michael Jackson hits.
The King’s Theatre is a traditional small and beautiful theatre with great modern bar and warm atmosphere and ambiance. It is very comfortable and clean with helpful, friendly staff. Our seats in the dress circle provided a good view of the stage. The theatre is located in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, so easily accessible by public transport with parking available around the theatre. There is also plenty of option for pre/post theatre drinks and food with a variety of restaurants and bars nearby.
I had a really fun evening at the King’s Theatre watching Thriller Live and would recommend the production to friends and family.
Tickets cost from £19.15 to £40.65 (plus £2.85 transaction fee).
Thriller Live is at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow until 23 April 2016. For more information or to book tickets click here or call the box office on 0844 871 7648.
King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN | 0844 871 7648