Michael Jackson touring figures arrive in London!
Three stars of the international smash hit show, Thriller Live!, today unveiled our newest wax figures - three stunning Michael Jacksons - on stage at the Lyric Theatre. David Jordan, Britt Quentin and ten year old Eshun Gopal, were given a sneak peak of our new wax figures before they take up residence here on Baker Street to mark the fourth anniversary of the superstar’s death tomorrow.
The figures, which portray Jackson as a young boy in his Jackson 5 days, a more mature King of Pop in his Dangerous era and in his later ‘This is It’ incarnation will remain united here for three months. Fans can also see unique archive materials from his long relationship us, including never before seen footage of the King of Pop dancing in slow motion at one of two sittings with our sculptors.
“We were extremely lucky to enjoy a very special relationship with Michael Jackson and he was a big fan of Madame Tussauds,” said Nicole Fenner, PR Manager. “He gave sittings to our studio team and as well as personally unveiling a figure at the height of his fame in 1985 he paid private visits to the attraction also. These figures span the breadth of his career and we hope fans will agree they are a fitting tribute. And where better to reveal them for the first time than on the stage of Thriller Live! – the ultimate celebration of his music!” she added.
The three figures form a touring attraction which will visit Madame Tussauds locations around the world and fans are already eager to visit them here in London.
“We usually have just one figure of Michael Jackson in the attraction and it is one of the most photographed and hugged in the entire attraction,” explains Fenner. She continued: “Now these three figures are about to be brought together in London for the first time and we’ve had huge interest. We’ve also prompted a lot of debate on social media about his best era – with Thriller winning in the outfit stakes, Billie Jean being named his best song and Bad topping the album chart! The fact is he had so many different looks and was so inventive, it is a huge area for debate and personal preference, but we’re happy we’ve got a fitting tribute to his career and we’re sure his fans will agree.”
After the exclusive sneak preview the figures will take their place here in our music area, ready to meet fans from Tuesday June 25 until the end of September.