THRILLER Live is set to moonwalk direct from the West End to the North-East later this month.

The show - celebrating the career and music of Michael Jackson - coming to the Sunderland Empire from Thursday to Saturday, February 15 to 17.

It’s coming to the region following a hugely successful run in the West End and the tour is led by Britt Quentin, who has performed in 2,320 performances of Thriller Live over six years in the capital, where the show has just become the 15th longest running musical in West End history.

Now in its record breaking tenth year, after opening in the Lyric Theatre in London on, January 2, 2009 to rave reviews, Thriller Live has celebrated its ninth birthday in the West End, embarked on a world tour and a sell-out UK arena tour, played over 5,000 shows globally to over four million fans, visited over 30 countries and entered the West End record books by becoming the longest running show in the Lyric Theatre’s 125-year history.

Taking you on an electrifying visual and audio journey through the magic of Michael’s 45-year musical history, you’ll 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.

American star Quentin is the lead vocalist and resident director of the West End show and on the tour.

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, Dangerous, Thriller plus many more!

And the great news for What's On readers is that we have a pair of tickets to be won.

To enter our competition, simply answer the following question:

Michael Jackson began performing with his brothers... but by what name was the family band known?

  • Send your entries, including a telephone number and if possible email address, to: Thriller Live Competition, The Northern Echo, Priestgate, Darlington, DL1 1NX or email your entries to , to reach us by Thursday, February 8.

The winner will receive one pair of tickets to the performance of Thriller Live on Thursday, February 15, at 7.30pm at Sunderland Empire. Tickets are non-transferable and no monetary value will be given.

  • Tickets available from the Box Office on High Street West, via the ticket centre 0844 871 3022* or *calls cost 7p per minute plus standard network charges. Booking and transaction fees may apply to telephone and online bookings.