Review: Thriller Live at Hippodrome

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Thriller Show - Credit: Archant

Another West End hit has taken over the Bristol Hippodrome and is drawing in a massive crowd – and the North Somerset Times went along to see what all the fuss is about.

Thriller Live has taken more than 150 million dollars at the global box office and is still being performed to packed-out audiences across the world.

The show at the Hippodrome is part of a 10-month European tour and is updated with new songs, videos and costumes.

It obviously appeals to Michael Jackson fans and during last night’s (Monday) show there were certainly a few trilbies worn in the crowd by Jackson enthusiasts.

The singers clearly enjoyed what they were doing – the vocals were delivered with a passion clearly fuelled by a love of the music.

The solos were great, but the harmonising on tracks like They Don’t Really Care About Us was the highlight of the vocal performances for me.

But ultimately, for me, the singers amounted to a very good if not excellent tribute act – what made it a truly spectacular performance was the dancing.

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The dancers were energetic, enthusiastic and utterly flawless, but Sean Christopher – the dancer who emulated Jackon’s signature moves – was eerily good.

Watching Christopher moonwalk across the stage was incredible – he looked and danced so much like the man himself it gave me goosebumps.

Overall it was a vibrant and lively show which has clearly been rehearsed to perfection and is a must for any Jackson fan.

Thriller will be at the Bristol Hippodrome until Saturday, with various show times.

Tickets, priced from £19.65-41.65, are available on 08558 713012 or via www.atgtickets.com/bristol