THE music of Michael Jackson will be heard in Cumbria's biggest venues next year with the arrival of an internationally-renowned tour.

Michael starring Ben visits the Sands Centre, in Carlisle, on Saturday September 28, 2019, and the Forum, in Barrow, on Friday October 25.

Performed by the vocalist and dancer Ben Bowman - simply known worldwide as 'Ben' - the show captures the King of Pop at the height of his powers.

Singing live throughout the show and performing a full signature Michael Jackson dance routine with a backing band, Ben’s show is packed with authentic touches and flair, and has helped generate a legion of devoted fans of his own.

The touring stage show recreates the King of Pop's incredible stage performances, including the major songs from throughout his varied career.

As the largest touring tribute to Michael Jackson in the UK today, this award-winning production features a live band, stunning costumes, and iconic dance routines.

Michael brings together a fresh blend, mixing elements of Michael Jackson’s own stage shows with exciting new arrangements combined with a breathtaking light show, to create the perfect celebration of his music.

This show features not only the greatest hits of Michael Jackson, but also The Jackson 5, with songs such as Thriller, Beat It, Billie Jean, Man in the Mirror and many more all included.

It is the latest smash hit theatre production from renowned producer James Baker and features established performer Bowman, who not only looks and sounds like Michael Jackson, but has honed his routine so impeccably that he is regarded among the very best in the business.

Tickets for the Carlisle and Barrow shows go on sale at 10am on Friday, and will be available from the respective venues' box offices.