Peter Andre, Jon Culshaw & More To Guest Star In THRILLER LIVE For One Night Only
For one night only and to raise funds for The Prince's Trust, special guest stars from the world of music and entertainment will host the evening and perform Michael Jackson tracks alongside the West End cast for this very exciting gala charity performance.
It promises to be a truly unforgettable night!
All proceeds from tickets sales will be donated to The Prince's Trust and the gala night will launch a year-long partnership and commitment to provide tickets, workshops and a mentoring programme.
Peter Andre is an award-winning global media star with a successful music and television career. In the 1990s he was the 6th highest selling artist in the UK, with numerous number one hit singles, two number one albums and toured all over the world collecting a multitude of national and international awards. Peter, who performed 'Man in the Mirror' on Children in Need in 2010, said: "Michael Jackson was musically the biggest influence in my life and career. He made me dream of being on stage and to be part of music. I am thrilled to join the cast of Thriller Live for this special night to raise money for The Prince's Trust." @MrPeterAndre
Russell Kane is a multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell is best known as the host of three series of Live At The Electric, regular appearances on Live At Apollo, Unzipped, Celebrity Juice and I Am Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now. Russell was nominated four times for prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards before winning Best Show in 2010. He then went onto make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival's Barry Award in one year. @russell_kane
Jon Culshaw is regarded by many as Britain's best impressionist with an unmatched versatility and a catalogue of over 350 voices and impersonations. @jonculshaw
Kieran Alleyne, who aged 13 in 2008, won the coveted role of the young Michael Jackson in Thriller Live, returns to the show as lead MJ singer and dancer. Kieran with no professional acting or singing training, beat hundreds of other young boys to play MJ and appeared in the West End, on UK tour, in massive arenas and across the world. Last year he was one third of the group 3AM who reached the finals of The X Factor. @kieranalleyne
In 1988, Adrian Grant received funding from the Prince's Trust to help start his Michael Jackson fan magazine, Off The Wall. Thirty years later he is celebrating with the cast, crew and creatives the 4000th show of Thriller Live, which was born out of the fan magazine's activities. Adrian said: "I'd like to thank the Prince's Trust for believing in me some 30-years ago with a dream I had to publish my own magazine about the King of Pop. Their support was vital and continues to help thousands of young people throughout Britain. It's a privilege that the Thriller Live team can support the Trust and inspire a new generation of young industry talent working behind the stage as well as on it."
Thriller Live Producers Paul Walden & Derek Nicol of Flying Music and Executive Director Adrian Grant of Key Concerts said: "We are proud that Thriller Live, which is now in its 10th year in the West End, is partnering with The Prince's Trust for this one-off charity gala performance and that we will be supporting this wonderful charity over the next year with its mandate to help disadvantaged young people get their lives on track with opportunites to see the show, Q & A sessions, art programmes, workshops and mentoring experiences with our creative team, dancers and singers."
Ian Jeffers, Deputy Chief Executive at The Prince's Trust said: "We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Thriller Live for inviting us to share the spotlight with them at this milestone moment. The funds raised through the 4000th Thriller Live performance, along with the Thriller Live team's commitment to provide experiences and mentoring over the next year, will help us to support even more young people to develop the confidence and skills they need to realise their ambitions."
Thriller Live, created by Michael Jackson author and associate Adrian Grant and directed by award-winning choreographer Gary Lloyd, is unlike any other West End musical. There is no script or story, it is instead an eye-popping celebration of Michael Jackson's music and dance legacy, bringing to life on stage his distinctive high-energy dancing and the pulsating sound of many of pop's greatest hits.
Macy Gray joined the show in December 2012 for a one-off special night in aid of Children in Need.
Thriller Live first Moonwalked into the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in January 2009. It holds the record as the longest ever run of a show since the theatre started entertaining the capital in December 1888, and the record as the 6th longest running musical currently playing in the West End. It has been seen by over 4.5 million people in 33 countries and played over 6,000 performances worldwide, never failing to get a standing ovation!
Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1976, youth charity The Prince's Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It supports 11 to 30-year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Prince's Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law. The Trust's programs give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Three in four young people supported by The Prince's Trust move into work, education or training. The Prince of Wales's charity has helped 900,000 young people since 1976 and supports over 100 more each day. www.princes-trust.org.uk