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Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Aldwych Theatre

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From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to the global Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is the new biographical musical which follows the story of a global icon, featuring her much loved songs.

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From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is the new biographical musical which follows the story of a global icon, featuring her much loved songs.

Throughout her career, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical, directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

Broadway star Adrienne Warren, recently nominated for a Tony Award for Shuffle Along on Broadway, will portray the titular global star.

One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner first rose to fame in the 1960s, partnering with her then-husband Ike Turner, achieving great acclaim for their live performances and catalogue of hits. The duo’s releases at the time included the likes of A Fool In Love (1960) and River Deep – Mountain High (1966).

Divorce from Ike followed in 1978, with Tina Turner going on to enjoy an international solo career which saw her win 11 Grammy Awards. Her string of hits included Let’s Stay Together (1983), What’s Love Got To Do With It (1984 – Tina’s biggest hit, winning four Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year), The Best (1988), I Don’t Wanna Fight (1993) and the Bond theme tune GoldenEye (1995). A Tina Turner musical has long been suggested for the theatre – her biographical film was released in 1993, and she has also starred in numerous major movies, including opposite Mel Gibson in the 1985 action film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

The revered singer was introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and has often been voted as one of the most successful female Rock ‘n’ Roll artists of all time. Her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history.

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is set to make its world premiere at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018, written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall, and is presented in association with Tina Turner.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 21/03/2018

Opening Night: 17/04/2018

Booking Until: 16/06/2018

Running time: TBC

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Tina Turner - Adrienne Warren

Ike Turner - Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Zelma Bullock - Madeline Appiah

Alternate Tina - Jenny Fitzpatrick

GG, Tina's Grandmother - Lorna Gayle

Phil Spector/Terry Britten - Tom Godwin

Ike/Rhonda Graam - Francesca Jackson

Alline Bullock - Aisha Jawando

Richard Bullock/Raymond Hill - Natey Jones

Erwin Bach - Gerard McCarthy

Roger Davies - Ryan O'Donnell

Ensemble - Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Keisher Downie, Kit Esuruoso, Jammy Kasongo, Sia Kiwa, Jason Langley, Kayleigh McKnight, Baker Mukasa, Tanisha Spring

Swing - Derek Aidoo, Gavin Alex, Edward Bourne, Candace Furbert, Hannah Jay-Allan, Rodney Vubya

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Creative

Director - Phyllida Lloyd

Producer - Stage Entertainment, Joop Van Den Ende, Tali Pelman

Choreographer - Anthony Van Laast

Costume - Mark Thompson

Lighting Designer - Bruno Poet

Set Designer - Mark Thompson

Sound - Nevin Steinberg

Orchestrations - Ethan Popp

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