Review: Thriller Live at the Guildhall, Portsmouth

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Thriller Live is a whistle-stop tour through Michael Jackson’s huge catalogue of chart-topping hits.

Considering he was one of the most famous men in music, ironically, the best songs were performed by the only female soloist, Cleopatra Higgins.

Her vocal highlights included Earth Song and a sassy rendition of The Way You Make Me Feel.

The male vocalists struggled with some of the hits, particularly when it came to the high notes.

In contrast, the dancing was dazzling all night. The talented ensemble executed the slick and stylish choreography effortlessly, from start to finish.

As a Jackson fan and having seen many tributes over the years, I can safely say that Sean Christopher’s dancing was without doubt the closest impersonation I’ve seen to the legendary pop icon – his moonwalk sent the crowd wild.

The band, led by Mike Lindup, was fantastic all night and rightly received rapturous applause from the audience, who were on their feet all night.

But the star was Jacko himself; with more than two hours of non-stop famous tunes. The cast certainly did Michael Jackson justice and I’d argue that this is a must-see for all of his fans.