Adrienne Warren and Tina Turner at the Tina - The Tina Turner Musical launch

Tina Turner musical opens auditions for role of Young Tina

By Robin Johnson, Published January 4, 2018

Future Queens of Rock ‘n’ Roll might find their calling this month, with the news that the West End production of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical will hold open auditions on Saturday 13 January for the role of Anna Mae, the 11 year-old Tina Turner.

Pippa Ailion, Casting Director for the world premiere production of the new musical, said: “Our musical tracks the life of music legend Tina Turner from humble beginnings in Nutbush, and we are looking to meet with young and talented girls to play the role of Tina in her formative years. If you are black or mixed race, can act, and have a fantastic singing voice, we want to meet you!”

Open auditions will take place on 13 January at the National Youth Theatre Rehearsal Rooms, 443-445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW. Registration commences at 10.30am, with auditions beginning at 11.00am. It is advised that applicants wear trainers and comfortable clothes.

The company are seeking black and mixed race girls between the ages of 9-12 years old, under 4’ 10”, with good acting skills, and with the singing voice of a star. For further information on auditions, please email Pippa Ailion Casting enquiries.

Tina - The Tina Turner musical at Aldwych Theatre

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical tells the story of the titular musical icon, who rewrote the rules of stardom during her journey from humble Nutbush to global legend. A new show presented in association with Tina Turner herself, it follows the woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race. Broadway star Adrienne Warren was revealed in October to be playing the titular role, with Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner.

The world premiere of the new musical will take place at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018, with previews from 21 March 2018.

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