A new musical based on the singer’s life and career is heading to the West End in 2018. Here’s what you need to know…
The world premiere of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, featuring hit songs including “What’s Love Got To Do With It”, “River Deep – Moutain High” and “Proud Mary” will open for previews at the Aldwych Theatre from the 21st March, officially opening on the 17th April 2018.
From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.
Written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, Tina the musical is currently booking in the West End until the 16th June 2018.
The production will feature choreography by Anthony van Laast, set and costume designs by Mark Thompson, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Bruno Poet and sound by Nevin Steinberg.
Casting for the production has recently been announced and will be led by Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner and Kobna Holbrook-Smith as Ike Turner. Meanwhile, the rest of the cast is set to include: Madeline Appiah, Lorna Gayle, Tom Godwin,Francesca Jackson,Aisha Jawando ,Natey Jones, Gerard McCarthy ,Ryan O’Donnell and Jenny Fitzpatrick (alternate Tina).
The ensemble will be made up of Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Keisher Downie, Kit Esuruoso, Jammy Kasongo, Sia Kiwa, Jason Langley, Kayleigh McKnight, Baker Mukasa and Tanisha Spring, with swings Derek Aidoo, Gavin Alex, Edward Bourne, Candace Furbert, Hannah Jay-Allan and Rodney Vubya.
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical will play at the Aldwych Theatre from the 21st March 2018 and is currently booking until the 16th June 2018. To book tickets visit: Love London Love Culture, Ticketmaster.co.uk,Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com and Encore Tickets.