A new stage show built around the ‘Top Of The Pops’ brand has been cancelled, and not because of the scandal currently escalating around the iconic BBC show’s most famous presenter, but simply because of poor ticket sales.
As previously reported, the people behind the Michael Jackson tribute musical ‘Thriller’ hoped to create a generic pop tribute musical show, with singers and dancers reliving moments of the UK’s one time flagship pop programme, and audience members voting on their favourite songs. The stage show was officially sanctioned by the BBC as owner of the ‘TOTP’ brand.
But it seems the world isn’t ready for such an extravaganza, even with Sam and Mark booked to host. Cancelling previously announced tour dates, producer Derek Nicol told the Beeb: “Ticket sales have so far been disappointing and we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the tour. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and wish to reassure anyone who has purchased a ticket that they can obtain a full refund from the point of purchase”.