Tue 22 Mar 2016
I was THRILLED to be invited to the opening night of Thriller Live at the Festival Theatre last night. I’m a big fan of Michael Jackson, so this sounded great.
“A spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the King of Pop”.
I was not disappointed. The show was brilliant. There was one MJ impersonator, 4 more lead singers and several dancers. The singing and dancing from everyone was amazing. Sean Christopher, who played Jackson, was great to watch. He had all the moves, including the iconic anti-gravity lean and moonwalk. The band was fantastic too.
The concert went through all the hits, right from the Jackson 5 days. My favourite songs are from the Thriller and Bad albums, so I particularly enjoyed the second half of the show. The performers re-created some of the most famous dances, which were mesmerising to watch. Highlights for me included Beat It, Billie Jean and of course Thriller.
Although there was no story, they had put the songs together really well, going through all of MJ’s different styles of music. The performers encouraged us as an audience to participate at certain points by standing up, clapping along and ‘shaking our asses’ – which was fun!
I absolutely loved this show. I was tapping my feet and singing along (quietly!) throughout. Definitely one of my recent favourites. I would recommend to anyone who loves Jackson’s music – and really, who doesn’t?
Thriller Live is in Edinburgh all this week. You can book tickets on the Festival Theatre website. Don’t miss it!