Thriller - Live Reviews

MusicalsDance & Ballet

Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (3.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 100



1.0 star rating Lila from London


The entire show was one long never ending song and dance, no story-line just blinding flashing lights and poor M.J imitations by a number of dancers, amongst which, one was miming! It looked like the dancers were allowed to run wild with no direction in random unrelated clothes.. I could sit in an amatuer dance class if that was what I was after, a far cry from a professional production one would expect to see having paid!

1.0 star rating Paulina from London, UK


I cannot recommend this at all, if I say it nicely, it was crap. Some of the people who were performing were good (little boy was brilliant)and obviously music is good but the show itself was so bad, it was a misery watching it. It felt like really cheaply put together, not a high quality West End show. Do not waste your money and time for this as I did...

1.0 star rating Mrs G from Essex


This is the most disappointing musical that I have seen. If anyone is expecting it to tell the Micheal jackson story you will also be dissappointed. The costumes are awful, the scenery is non existant apart from some bad graphics and there are a number of unknown x factor hopefuls singing kareoke style to MJ's songs. The audience were desperate to join in and make the experience entertaining but the only reaction to any of the cast came when a MJ impersonator came on the stage and danced whilst miming to a couple of tunes. I certainly would not recommend Thriller to any Michael Jackson fans. The only credit should go to the young boy who played the young MJ with the Jackson 5.

1.0 star rating Flower from london


took my nephew to see this show as a birthday present. i have to admit he loved it (he is 11) but from an adults point of view, it was very poor. amature performance. The dancers were obviously tired, uncoordinated. The clothes and props were all very cheap looking. The whole thing was a bit of a shambels really. To top it off they didnt even dress up and zombies to the thriller song!!! We did have cheap seats but even they were quite expensive. our view was restricted and i missed the famous slant! i was not aware our view would be that compromised. but glad i didnt spend anymore money on this low grade rubbish amature prodution.

1.0 star rating Heidi from England


I went to the show on Saturday 19th February 2011. I should have saved my money and had more fun staying at home and watching my Michael Jackson DVD's. Ok I was not expecting the show to live up to Michael Jackson's level of performance but come on!!! PLEASE. The show was called Thriller! It was more about Jaskson 5 and when they done 'Thriller' the dancers did not even dress up or couldn't be bothered to dance in sync! After watching 'This is it' and seeing the level of dancing that could have been at the 02 Concert left this show looking p**s poor. I don't see the point in this show??? To sum up the show... Look alikes singing covers with boring dancing. Highlight at a push was Smooth Criminal & Dangerous. Outfits poor. Theatre not very clean, stage small, man behind bar misserable! Don't go!

1.0 star rating Sam Mc from North West London


Where do i begin! Production value - zero. Stage Costumes - Bring your own. Special effects - ziltch. Lighting - Basic, reused many times. Dancers - Look like they are at a Britain's Got Talent audition, and didn't make quite make it all the way. MJ's - Plural by one too many, 4 MJ's, 1 female, Expect to see three different MJ stages, child, black, white. 3 different men. I know this is a 'tribute show', but come on, they could have at least made an effect, stick a wig, a hat on, and a remotely relevant outfit, and your half way there! I'm sorry but sequences sewn on to a beige suit, with a cheap 'bling' belt does not cut it. Where did the money go? For the price of the tickets especially! We got front row seats, as we were excited to see the outfits up close. I literally could have conjured up something better from my wardrobe. The show is called Thriller, the anticipation is always Thriller, MJ did decide to put on a red suit from escapade, the dancers well what do you think!?

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