Thriller - Live Reviews

MusicalsDance & Ballet

Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (3.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 100



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 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 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 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!?

1.0 star rating Juanita from London


Like millions of people I love Michael Jackson's music. Thriller the musical should have been a tribute to the most amazing pop star of our generation. Instead the singing was appalling. One member of the cast (he sang the opening song) in particular was dreadful - totally out of pitch and even occasionally seemed to forget his words. At times he lacked energy and seemed bored. As a regular theatre goer, this was honestly the worst production I have ever seen. Members of the cast who spoke between songs spoke with out confidence and conviction. Considering how much it cost to attend I really don't understand why the production team doing invest some more money into the show in order to raise the standard and give the audience as well as Michael Jackson, a production that can really be considered a great tribute to a great man.

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!

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