The news comes as rehearsals begin for the musical resuming performances at the Aldwych Theatre on the 28th July.
Joining the previously confirmed Aisha Jawando and Jammy Kasongo as Tina and Ike in the production will be: Chanel Haynes who plays the role of Tina at some performances each week, Joe Evans as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten, Irene Myrtle Forrester as Tina’s Grandmother GG, Francesca Jackson and Alice Bailey Johnson as Ike and Tina’s manager Rhonda Graam, Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky as Tina’s sister Alline Bullock, Matt Mills as Tina’s father Richard Bullock, Posi Morakinyo as Tina’s first love Raymond Hill, Garmon Rhys as Tina’s Manager Roger Davies, Joseph Richardson as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach and Madeline Appiah as Tina’s mother Zelma.
Meanwhile, the ensemble will include: Lori Barker and Kelly Hampson, Chris Grahamson who plays Carpenter, Paul Mukembo who plays Tina’s son Craig and Alex Okoampa who plays Tina’s son Ronnie, the Ikettes are played by Samara Casteallo, Mia Musak and Anu Ogunmefun and swings Derek Aidoo, Joshua Da Costa, Livvy Evans, Raquel Jones, DeeArna McLean, Michael Thomas, Saran Webb and Samuel J Weir.
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the musical is based on the life story of Tina Turner and was produced in association with the singer herself. It originally premiered in the West End in 2018 and includes the songs ‘Nutbush City Limits’ , ‘River Deep, Mountain High’ and ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It.’
The creative team behind the production includes: choreography by Anthony van Laast, with set and costume designs by Mark Thompson, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Bruno Poet,sound by Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Jeff Sugg and orchestrations by Ethan Popp. It was written for the stage by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins and produced in the West End by Stage Entertainment, Joop van den Ende and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner.
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical will resume performances at the Aldwych Theatre from the 28th July. To book tickets click here or visit: Love Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, London Theatre Direct, From the Box Office or Last Minute.com.