Thriller comes to Westcliff: Michael Jackson's life and music celebrated in stage show

Thriller comes to Westcliff

Thriller comes to Westcliff

First published in Echo News by

THE life and music of Michael Jackson is being brought to the stage at the Cliffs Pavilion.

Thriller Live was created to mark the career of the performer and features his hits and those of the Jackson 5.

Songs include I Want You Back, I’ll Be There, Can You Feel It, RockWith You, She’s Out Of My Life, Thriller, Beat It, Billie Jean, and Earth Song.

Cleo Higgins, from Nineties group Cleopatra, who was most recently appeared on BBC1 show the Voice, plays the main female lead and Sean Christopher takes on the role of Jackson.

Also a member of the cast is Rachel Adedeji, who was in the X-Factor and plays the lead female role if Cleo is unable to perform.

The show will be at the Cliffs in Westcliff until Saturday.

For tickets book at southendtheatres.org.uk or call 01702 351135.

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5:01pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Blind Haze says...

I bet they omit some parts of his life.
I bet they omit some parts of his life. Blind Haze
  • Score: -2

5:06pm Wed 22 Jan 14

pussycats says...

A brilliant show! Saw it in London a couple of years ago. Go and see it!
A brilliant show! Saw it in London a couple of years ago. Go and see it! pussycats
  • Score: 5

5:14pm Wed 22 Jan 14

ThisYear says...

I wonder when the Gary Glitter show will be in town?
I wonder when the Gary Glitter show will be in town? ThisYear
  • Score: 1

6:01pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Nebs says...

I'd guess ticket sales to be slower than expected for this to appear.
I'd guess ticket sales to be slower than expected for this to appear. Nebs
  • Score: -2

10:17am Thu 23 Jan 14

bobmoo says...

Nebs wrote:
I'd guess ticket sales to be slower than expected for this to appear.
I have read your comment a couple of times and still don't know what you're trying to say.
The Thriller Live tour has been moving across the world since 2007 and has visited at least some counties multiple times due to the demand.
The West End residency started in January 2009 and was intended to end in May 2009, but its success meant the residency was extended numerous times. It is still in the West End and is the longest running show to ever appear at the Lyric Theatre.
The fact that both shows have been running for at least 5 years (7years for the touring show) means ticket sales have not been a particular issue. Certainly better than some similar shows (e.g. Spice Girls!). What's your point?
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: I'd guess ticket sales to be slower than expected for this to appear.[/p][/quote]I have read your comment a couple of times and still don't know what you're trying to say. The Thriller Live tour has been moving across the world since 2007 and has visited at least some counties multiple times due to the demand. The West End residency started in January 2009 and was intended to end in May 2009, but its success meant the residency was extended numerous times. It is still in the West End and is the longest running show to ever appear at the Lyric Theatre. The fact that both shows have been running for at least 5 years (7years for the touring show) means ticket sales have not been a particular issue. Certainly better than some similar shows (e.g. Spice Girls!). What's your point? bobmoo
  • Score: 2

10:17am Thu 23 Jan 14

bobmoo says...

Blind Haze wrote:
I bet they omit some parts of his life.
This show doesn't have a plot. It's not biographical in any way.
[quote][p][bold]Blind Haze[/bold] wrote: I bet they omit some parts of his life.[/p][/quote]This show doesn't have a plot. It's not biographical in any way. bobmoo
  • Score: -1

3:24pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Blind Haze says...

bobmoo wrote:
Blind Haze wrote:
I bet they omit some parts of his life.
This show doesn't have a plot. It's not biographical in any way.
Does it not? Fair enough, I've never seen it. I was just going by the first line of the story.
[quote][p][bold]bobmoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blind Haze[/bold] wrote: I bet they omit some parts of his life.[/p][/quote]This show doesn't have a plot. It's not biographical in any way.[/p][/quote]Does it not? Fair enough, I've never seen it. I was just going by the first line of the story. Blind Haze
  • Score: 0

4:29pm Thu 23 Jan 14

pussycats says...

Get a life guys! See the show and then complain, if you must........but I guarantee there will be no negative comments.
Get a life guys! See the show and then complain, if you must........but I guarantee there will be no negative comments. pussycats
  • Score: 0

10:43pm Thu 23 Jan 14

ThisYear says...

pussycats wrote:
Get a life guys! See the show and then complain, if you must........but I guarantee there will be no negative comments.
Except maybe from some disenchanted young Americans who feel let down by their justice system...
[quote][p][bold]pussycats[/bold] wrote: Get a life guys! See the show and then complain, if you must........but I guarantee there will be no negative comments.[/p][/quote]Except maybe from some disenchanted young Americans who feel let down by their justice system... ThisYear
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