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Michael Jackson musical’s future in doubt after Prince’s Trust cuts ties following abuse allegations

Future of Michael Jackson West End musical Thriller Live is thrown into doubt after Prince’s Trust cuts ties with show following allegations of child abuse in Leaving Neverland documentary

  • Charity run by Prince Charles has severed links to the popular West End show
  • Spokesman said ‘no future plans to work together, and after musical raised funds for the trust during 4000th peformance
  • Comes after HBO documentary reignites sexual abuse claims against singer

The Prince’s Trust has cut ties with Michael Jackson musical Thriller Live following allegations the late singer abused young boys.

The show in London’s West End is based around Jackson’s music and hails his ability to ‘change the world’.

But its future has been thrown into doubt by the documentary Leaving Neverland, shown on Channel 4 last week.

It claimed Jackson, who died in 2009 at the age of 50, molested boys as young as seven. Now The Prince’s Trust, the youth charity founded by Prince Charles, has ended a partnership with the musical.

The Michael Jackson-themed show at the Lyric Theatre may be in doubt after it was claimed that Prince Charles’ charity had cut ties to it following a resurgence in sexual allegations against the star

Last September Thriller Live, which has run at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue for ten years, committed to offering ‘experiences and mentoring’ with the trust for a year.

But all references to the tie-up have been cut from the show’s website. It is understood this was at the request of the trust.

The Prince’s Trust said: ‘All the activity has already taken place and there are no future plans to work together.’ 

In September, the musical raised funds for the trust during its celebratory 4,000th performance. Producers of Thriller Live refused to comment.

The Jackson family has denied all the claims in Leaving Neverland and his estate is suing HBO, which broadcast it in the US, for £75 million.

The musical raised funds for the trust during its celebratory 4,000th performance in September 2018. Producers of Thriller Live refused to comment on the claims

The musical raised funds for the trust during its celebratory 4,000th performance in September 2018. Producers of Thriller Live refused to comment on the claims

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