Entertainer brings spectacular Michael Jackson show to Chequer Mead

Navi performs as Michael Jackson
Navi performs as Michael Jackson

Pop music fans are invited to moonwalk the night away in East Grinstead this month.

The King of Pop, starring Navi, comes to Chequer Mead on Friday, March 17 (7.30pm).

A spokesperson said: “This is certainly no ordinary tribute show. The cast is led by impersonator Navi, who is without question the leading and most successful Michael Jackson tribute artist on the planet. A claim that is backed up by Navi’s incredible list of achievements that have been chalked up in a glittering career spanning over two decades in 57 different countries.

“Navi’s career highlight came in 2003 when he was invited to perform at Michael Jackson’s 45th birthday party in Los Angeles.

“Michael not only applauded Navi but went on to give him a standing ovation and thumbs up.

“This was an incredible moment for Navi, which was captured on film.”

“Unbeknown to Navi, the personal highlight of his career was to come only the following day when he was invited to visit Michael’s home, Neverland – a surreal experience for the impersonator. Navi spent the day inside Neverland, visited Michael’s cinema, zoo, went on a few of his theme park rides and had a barbeque on the grounds. This memory will always be one of Navi’s most precious.

“The relationship continued and over a period of many years Navi was frequently hand-picked by Michael to work for him in several different ways. This included coming out of hotels as a decoy to distract waiting fans and press while Michael quietly slipped out the back exit. Navi was also hired for promotions of his forthcoming tours and album launches.

“Since Michael’s death, Navi has continued to work alongside the Michael Jackson Estate and in January 2010 he performed to a sell-out London O2 Indigo audience. The same venue where the ‘This Is It’ concerts sadly never took place.

“Navi has been touring internationally ever since and now returns to the UK for a string of dates in 2017.”

Navi said: “This is the reason I began performing my tribute – to represent Michael in the best possible way in cities all over the world.

“We just hope that the fans enjoy our show and that we continue to spread Michael’s legacy.”

The show also features a live band and dancers who assist Navi in recreating all the classics from the early Jackson 5 songs to his later hits like ‘Thriller’ and ‘Smooth Criminal’.

The King of Pop concert is suitable for the whole family.

It starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £19.50 (children £15, family ticket – two adults and two children – £60). Call the box office on 01342 302000.

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