To celebrate Halloween and the upcoming 30th anniversary of the worldwide release of the iconic Thriller album on November 30, the Lyric Theatre, the West End home of Thriller Live, which recreates Michael Jackson's iconic Thriller zombie hit, is getting a ghoulish, blood-curdling makeover.
Two groups of art students from West Thames College London and St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College are decorating the theatre bars with spooky, chilling themes.
Cast members are joining in the devilish fun by carving pumpkins that will be displayed in the upper circle bar.
The theatre will have its Halloween makeover from Friday 26 October to Sunday 4 November. Theatre ushers will be dressed as witches and devils and will hand out spooky treats to theatregoers at the end of the show.
On Halloween itself, Wednesday 31 October, 50 children from Holmleigh School in Hackney in association with the Variety Club of Great Britain, have been invited for an afternoon of fun, chills and thrills. They will watch a short performance by the cast, followed by zombie face painting courtesy of students from Delamar Academy and freelance makeup artist Shaz Imani and then learn some wicked zombie moves at a Thriller dance workshop. They will then perform on the Lyric Theatre stage.
Two weeks later, on Thursday 15 November, Joe McElderry, Macy Gray & Stooshe will join Thriller Live for one night only for Pop Goes The Musical 2012.
As the momentum continues to build for the show-stopping BBC Children in Need Pop Goes the Musical, the charity is thrilled to announce that the magnificent Macy Gray, the chart-buster Stooshe, and X Factor winner Joe McElderry will each separately put their own spin on a Michael Jackson classic in Thriller Live.
Now in its fourth year in the West End, Thriller Live is currently booking to 15 September 2013