Thriller Live Workshop

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 3000 shows globally to 3 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.

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, Thriller plus many more!

Educational Workshops:

Thriller Live has a lot to offer educational groups, with reference to musical theatre performance techniques, music and cultural history.

 

Musical Theatre

This workshop to teach students about Michael Jackson’s music, his unique dance style, and reference his story as we work on show material seen in the West End production.

 

Tailored to each group, this workshop may involve discussion on Michael Jackson, his music and accomplishments, followed by work on staging choreography set to Thriller, with students rehearsing their own ensemble staging of the song, complete with zombie acting!

 

An additional option may include Beat It, working on building up a beat-box style sound-scape of the song, learning about rhythm, structuring of a song, layers of complimentary sounds, and the use of the voice as an instrument.

 

Career Development Talks

The creative industries offer a vast array of career opportunities, however many students struggle to find suitable advice from professionals working in the industry.

Theatre Workout offers relaxed, open discussion sessions on working in the arts, including:

  • The Business of Theatre, ideal for business studies students in addition to those intending to work in the industry, exploring commercial theatre as a business model, including issues of funding, support networks, marketing and other business aspects of producing theatre.

  • Working Freelance in the Arts, ideal for any student planning a career in which they may be selfemployed, including actors, singers, dancers, musicians, directors, designers, producers, or anyone who may create their own business. It addresses issues on training, representation, getting work, marketing, accounts and other aspects of working freelance.

 

These workshops offer students an opportunity to discuss career paths, pointing them in the direction of further support and advice, and sharing with students our personal experience of the industry led by working

professionals.

Adult Programmes:

These workshops have been specially developed for adult social and corporate groups:

 

Theatre Workout Business

Theatre Workout Business offers bespoke workshops inspired by performance techniques used in Thriller Live as bespoke teambuilding events. These events offer creative solutions for skills development, such as: 

  • Teamwork

  • Confidence development

  • Public speaking ability and overall communication skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Inspiring creativity and problem solving

 

Typical events feature as stand-alone teambuilding events or as part of a wider conference or training day, all of which can be organised through Theatre Workout Business’s event management service.

 

Sample events may include teaching participants performance techniques, including singing and dance techniques, as they stage hit songs from the show.

 

Theatre Workout Parties & Events

Theatre Parties are ideal for adult social groups, such as Stag and Hen parties, birthdays and work socials.

 

Typical events teach choreography to key songs from the show, such as Beat it, Thriller, and Smooth Criminal in a fun and entertaining way, staging work at the end of the session.