Review: Thriller Live at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Cleo Higgins in Thriller Live
Cleo Higgins in Thriller Live
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Thriller Live rattles through the hits of Michael Jackson quicker than you can say Beat It.

Ironically, in a show that celebrates the King of Pop, it’s female vocalist Cleo Higgins who’s the star of the night.

The former lead singer of 90s pop band Cleopatra was simply sensational, demonstrating her remarkable range.

From Blame It On The Boogie to The Way You Make Me Feel, I couldn’t take my eyes off of her every time she graced the stage.

Rory Taylor’s rendition of Dirty Diana was another highlight, while his version of She’s Out Of My Life almost reduced me to tears, for all of the right reasons!

The outstanding choreography was expertly executed by the talented dancers, with every single individual bringing energy to the stage.

Sean Christopher was phenomenal at impersonating Jacko’s dance moves, sending the audience into a frenzy every time he moonwalked across the stage.

The crowd were on their feet dancing and screaming for more during the fantastic finale.

Thriller Live made me realise just how many great songs the ‘greatest entertainer of all time’ released; he may be gone but his music lives on.

An absolute must-see for any Michael Jackson fan. Until Saturday.