Thriller: Live - with Macy Gray, Stooshe and Joe McElderry

Pop stars Macy Gray, Stooshe and Joe McElderry perform a one-off POP-up performance in hit West End Musical Thriller: Live as part of BBC Children in Need's POP Goes the Musical

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Performance Date:
15 November 2012

We're over the moon to be able to announce that American soul/R&B star Macy Gray, London's newest girl group sensations Stooshe and X Factor winner Joe McElderry are joining the line-up of pop stars taking part in BBC Children in Need's POP Goes The Musical 2012.

We can't wait to help such an amazing cause!

Macy Gray isn't just a singer - she's also a songwriter, record producer and actress with five studio albums under her belt and a string of appearances in movies and TV shows as diverse as 'Spider-Man', 'That's So Raven' and 'Dancing With The Stars'. In the UK, she's probably still best known for her massive smash hit "I Try".

Stooshe are Alexandra Buggs, Karis Anderson and Courtney Rumbold and have had two smash-hit singles already this year, the No.5 hit 'Love Me' (featuring Travie McCoy) and retro-styled no.3 song 'Black Heart'. These sassy London ladies are about to embark on a tour supporting Nicki Minaj.

Joe McElderry won the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009, and reached number one with his first single 'The Climb'. If succeeding in the world of pop wasn't enough, Joe was also crowned the winner of TV show Popstar to Operastar. He's soon to release his fourth studio album called 'Here’s What I Believe'.

Macy, Stooshe and Joe will be taking to the stage of the Lyric Theatre on London's Shaftesbury Avenue to perform a hit song from "Thriller: Live", a celebration of the hit songs of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5.

“We are sooo excited to be a part of BBC Children in Need POP Goes the Musical," said the girls from Stooshe. 

"It will be a totally, brand new experience to get up on a West End stage in Thriller: Live, but we can’t wait to help such an amazing cause!”


Macy Gray Stooshe and Joe McElderry's unforgettable appearances on the West End stage to perform songs from Thriller: Live will happen on ONE NIGHT ONLY - Thursday 15 November 2012.

Tickets are available exclusively at and cost £80. Each ticket includes:

  • Top Price seat
  • Signed programme
  • Pudsey merchandise
  • Complementary drink
  • Access to a VIP after-show reception hosted by Pudsey, with the chance of an appearance from the star(s) of the show.

Buying a ticket is a fun way to support the charity as a minimum of £40 from each ticket will go to the children and young people supported by BBC Children in Need.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience all the fun of a West End Show with the addition of a one-off performance from Macy Gray and Stooshe. There will be no room for error as our stars follow the world-class cast of this legendary show. Can they handle the pressure of a packed theatre? Book your ticket now and find out for yourself!