Thriller Live

REVIEW: Thriller Live @ His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

Thiller Live

I have been a Michael Jackson fan for as long as I can remember knowing about music so when the ‘Thriller Live’ show came to Aberdeen – I had to go!

It was a packed theatre which was to be expected as it was the King Of Pop after all. Perhaps my expectations of what this show was going to be like were a little bit different from the actual reality.

I was kind of hoping for a like for like replay of his videos on stage. This wasn’t the case and as soon as I got to grips with that I could start enjoying the show for what it was.

A group of guys and gals singing Jacko’s biggest hits and where possible there was a nod to the original performances.

I have to say that the second half of the show saved it for me. I’m not sure if it was because the first half was mostly older songs that weren’t particulary of ‘my era’ or if the cast didn’t seem to be giving it their all. However the second half had all my favourites in it!

There was a group of 4 main performers – three guys and one girl. Although the girl was really good and everything I just didn’t like her. For me, unless she was singing actual ‘girl parts’ of Michael Jackson’s songs I couldn’t get into it. Maybe that’s just me and like I said you couldn’t really fault her performance aside from the fact she has a girl’s voice.

The Michael Jackson look-a-like, dance-a-like and possible sing-a-like was awesome when he made an appearance but the stand out performer for me had to be one of the main performers – Rory Taylor.

RIGHT: Rory Taylor
RIGHT: Rory Taylor

When it came to songs that needed a powerful voice – he nailed it. Especially with the songs that had big guitar solos and the guitarist came out of the orchestra area and they just jammed. YES! Rory was the star of the show for me.

With a fantastic encore that had the entire theatre up on their feet this really was a treat for any Michael Jackson fan!

I have to point out I was not involved in this incident.

Now in its record breaking 8th year, THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer.

After opening in the Lyric Theatre in London on 2 January 2009 to rave reviews, Thriller Live has celebrated its seventh birthday in the West End, embarked on a world tour and a sell-out UK arena tour, played over 5000 shows globally to over 4 million fans, visited over 30 counties and entered the West End record books by becoming the longest running show in the Lyric Theatres 125 year history and the 17th longest running musical in the West End.

Taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history, you will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco. Paying homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion this is a show that you will never forget.

Expect your favourite songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and band, including: I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off The Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Rock With You, They Don’t Care About Us, Dangerous, Thriller plus many more!

If you are a fan of this mega star then this show is a must see!

What about you? Are you a Michael Jackson fan? Have you been to the show?

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