Thriller Live is to close at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End after 11 years.
First opening in the West End in 2008, Thriller Live celebrates the music of The Jackson 5 and the solo work and life of Michael Jackson.
The hit musical revue will play its final performance on Sunday 26 April 2020 to allow for major refurbishment of the Lyric Theatre.
With 4,705 performances, Thriller Live will become the longest running show at the Lyric Theatre and the 11th longest running musical in the West End.
There are plans to transfer Thriller Live to another West End venue while the Lyric Theatre undergoes work from May next year.
Meanwhile, a second production will begin a world tour, opening in Lausanne Switzerland on 27 December 2019.
Nica Burns for theatre owners Nimax said: “Thriller Live has had the most extraordinary run at the Lyric making our audiences very happy. The show will continue to thrill and entertain worldwide for many years to come.”
Producers Paul Walden and Derek Nicol said: “Audiences at the Lyric Theatre have had a wonderful 11 years enjoying the magic of Michael Jackson’s outstanding musical legacy.
“A big thank you to the Nimax team particularly the fantastic staff at the Lyric Theatre for our record-breaking run as we plan the next chapter of the show’s incredible journey.”