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'Thriller' Gets A Longer Thrill -And Breaks Records

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I saw 'Thriller' last night.....
...not thrilled at all.

I was there with the guy who handles its publicity and he explained that it will now be at the Lyric, for certain, until at least June next year.
Major stunt casting of names for 2 month contacts start soon (I'd never heard of most of them) and seem to come from TV programs like 'Britain's Got Talent', 'X Factor' etc.

I cant begin to tell what a mind numbing experience sitting in row G of the stalls at the Lyric was last night.
I 'moon walked' home but with Gershwin in my head not bloody Michael Jackson!

Updated On: 5/2/09 at 01:24 PM
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re: 'Thriller' Gets A Longer Thrill#2
Posted: 4/28/09 at 1:35pm
Oh I'm Thrilled to bits!



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re: 'Thriller' Gets A Longer Thrill#3
Posted: 4/28/09 at 1:43pm
Oh. No.
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re: 'Thriller' Gets A Longer Thrill#4
Posted: 4/28/09 at 1:52pm
This is the worst news I've heard since ... well, probably since I heard it was opening in the first place.
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re: 'Thriller' Gets A Longer Thrill#5
Posted: 4/28/09 at 2:27pm
I guess the publicity of Michael Jackson doing his London think here, gives the box office a big boost.

This is one I am gladly going to let pass me by.
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re: 'Thriller' Gets A Longer Thrill#6
Posted: 4/28/09 at 5:33pm
Is she playing Michael?
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
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re: 'Thriller' Gets A Longer Thrill#7
Posted: 4/28/09 at 6:33pm
This show isn't at the bottom of my list of things to see - it isn't even on the list! lol
THEATRE 2019: ASPECTS OF LOVE**** FRANKENSTEIN (Paris)**** AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE**** COMPANY***** [title of show]**** CAN CAN*** THE CEREAL CAFE**** BAD GIRLS**** RAGS***** LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE***** FOLLIES***** ROMANCE ROMANCE**** THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES*** LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE***** QUEEN OF THE MIST**** SIX** THE PRICE***** MAGGIE MAY **** CALENDAR GIRLS** MAN OF LA MANCHA**** WAITRESS***** FANNY AND STELLA*** ELEGIES FOR ANGELS PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS**** AMOUR*****
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re: 'Thriller' Gets A Longer Thrill#8
Posted: 4/28/09 at 6:37pm
I was dragged there -DONT for one single second think I wanted to go!
I was dragged there a few weeks back and actually ran away from my friends 10mins before curtain up!
The first time they found hysterical but I couldn't do it again.
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re: 'Thriller' Gets A Longer Thrill#9
Posted: 4/28/09 at 6:42pm
The image of you being dragged to the theatre is quite mind-bogggling. lol
THEATRE 2019: ASPECTS OF LOVE**** FRANKENSTEIN (Paris)**** AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE**** COMPANY***** [title of show]**** CAN CAN*** THE CEREAL CAFE**** BAD GIRLS**** RAGS***** LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE***** FOLLIES***** ROMANCE ROMANCE**** THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES*** LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE***** QUEEN OF THE MIST**** SIX** THE PRICE***** MAGGIE MAY **** CALENDAR GIRLS** MAN OF LA MANCHA**** WAITRESS***** FANNY AND STELLA*** ELEGIES FOR ANGELS PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS**** AMOUR*****
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re: 'Thriller' Gets A Longer Thrill#10
Posted: 4/28/09 at 6:51pm
Its a rare sight indeed- I'm trying to remember the last time?

The first time at 'Thriller', we walked towards Shaftesbury Ave out of Soho down Rupert Street and as they turned right to go to the Lyric I kept going straight on and across Shaftesbury Ave and into a pub with a G and T in my hand as curtain went up!
Updated On: 4/28/09 at 06:51 PM
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re: 'Thriller' Gets A Longer Thrill#11
Posted: 4/28/09 at 8:12pm
Nooooooooooooo.
How can there be two productions of this "show" (Lyric and tour) and so many shows great shows that have closed before their time (we all have favourites so I won't name any, that's not the point).

This show was dreadful when I saw it two years ago and from what I hear it hasn't improved.
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re: 'Thriller' Gets A Longer Thrill#12
Posted: 4/28/09 at 8:14pm
Well it cant get worse.
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re: 'Thriller' Gets A Longer Thrill#13
Posted: 4/29/09 at 8:11am
I do love a bit of MJ music and actually found this musical quite pleasent to sit through... but is it really west end worthy. No.

I did love Livemusic's Dancing In The Streets however - much more than Jersey Boys!!
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re: 'Thriller' Gets A Longer Thrill#14
Posted: 4/30/09 at 5:16am
I can't believe this revolting heap of dog sh*t is being accepted and enjoyed. Do people not have ears or eyes? Tragic that some X-Factor loser has been dragged away from her job at Lidl to do a few numbers, but she's got to be better than that freak from Five Star.

Actually, it's no surprise that it's selling so well what with all the hype over MJ's appearances at the O2 (apparently sales of the King of Pop compilation rose by 400% since dates were announced), but I don't undertsand why people seem to like it once they've seen it. It's the shoddiest, sh*ttiest heap of twat muck I have ever seen in my life.

Is anyone here going to see MJ, by the way? I'm going on 22 July, if only in a bid to heal the psychological scars left by Thriller Live.
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re: 'Thriller' Gets A Longer Thrill#15
Posted: 5/2/09 at 2:47pm
It gets worse.

'Michael jackson tribute musical 'Thriller Live' has become the highest grossing show in the 110 year history of the Lyric Theatre on Shaftsbury Ave.
The production has beaten previous productions including the musical 'Cabaret', as well as acclaimed plays such as 'Closer'-later a film starring Jude Law- to set the box office tills ringing every night of the week.
The production has now taken over £2.1M in the short time it has been open in London. It's London run has now been extended into 2010 with 150,000 extra tickets now up for grabs.'


Updated On: 5/2/09 at 02:47 PM
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re: 'Thriller' Gets A Longer Thrill#16
Posted: 5/2/09 at 6:11pm
ffs we need more shows on a sunday so people have options.

I totally glared at a bloke buying tix for the tour the other weekend.