Thriller Live at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

Direct from London’s West End, where it’s in its record breaking 9th year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer.

Already seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries, Thriller Live continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 40 year musical history.

Experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco in a show that pays homage Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion in a show that you will never forget.

Expect your favourite songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and band, including: I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off the Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Rock With You, They Don’t Care About Us, Dangerous, Heal the World, and Thriller plus many more!

Debra Warren and her 13 year old son, Oliver, went to review Thriller for us on Monday 19th February 2018 at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. This is what they had to say about the Michael Jackson tribute show…

Mum’s Review…

I have to admit not being sure what to expect.  I like the music of the King of Pop and remember avidly awaiting the new releases of his singles and videos on Top of The Pops throughout my childhood and teenage years, however I would not consider myself a super fan so was a little apprehensive in case I didn’t really know the music as well as I thought I did!

I need not have worried, from the outset the songs were recognisable and the 4 lead vocalists were all stunning in their portrayal of many of the most well known and certainly many of my favourite tracks.  The stage setting was simple which ensured that it did not detract from the dancing and singing which was the main focus of the show.  Having said this, there was a mixture of small scale pyrotechnics and video montage which added to the atmosphere.

Adrianna Louise’s version of “The Way You Make me Feel” definitely rocked the house and showed the strength of her voice.

The more rock style of Rory Taylor’s voice perfectly suited popular classics such as Dirty Diana, whilst also showcasing his softer items with a heartwarming version of “She’s out of My Life”.

The show for me was stolen by Shaquille Hemmans and Eddy Lima. Shaquille’s range of voice perfectly suited the range of classic songs he sang and his mannerisms were a tribute to the talents of Michael Jackson.  Eddy Lima’s dancing, particularly for Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal and Thriller had the audience on their feet- both joining in and in appreciation.  His uncanny resemblance to Mr Jackson also helped to wow the audience.

Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed the show and felt like I was waiting for each song as if it was the release of the videos and singles from my youth.

Score 9/10 *****

Debra Warren (Mum) Trusted Reviewer from Bury, Lancashire

Son’s Review…

Having listened to my Mum badly singing along to Michael Jackson’s music in the car and in the house, I was hoping that she didn’t sing too loud and embarrass me! She did, but it was drowned out by everyone else, and audience participation was actively encouraged by the performers on stage.

I’ve never been too sure about musical type theatre but as I like Michael Jackson’s classics I thought I’d give Thriller Live a try and I’m glad I did.  The singers were brilliant and all had a range and strength to their voices which carried the audience along with them.

There were a few songs that I didn’t know quite as well and some I didn’t realise that were originally sung by Michael Jackson or the Jackson’s.

The dancing was phenomenal. Eddy Lima looked so much like Michael Jackson that I had to look twice a number of times.  My favourite tracks were: Smooth Criminal, Billie Jean and Bad. These were good but Thriller was absolutely worth waiting for.

Score 9/10 *****

Oliver Warren (Son) Trusted Reviewer from Bury, Lancashire

Mother’s Score – 9/10
Son’s Score – 9/10

Total Score – 18/20 *****

Thriller Live is on in Manchester until February 24th 2018. You can purchase tickets by clicking on the link below:



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