TINA - The Tina Turner Musical
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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, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

One of the world's best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 11 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history.

Featuring her much-loved songs, TINA, The Tina Turner Musical is written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd. Don't miss this world premiere, opening at London's Aldwych Theatre this Spring!
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'A raw musical triumph. This show has heart, soul, and more than a bit of rock'n'roll'
The Times

'Powerful tale of Tina thatís simply the best'
Daily Mail

'A heady celebration of triumph over adversity...leaves the audience breathless'
The Guardian

'One of the most impressive musicals I have ever seen.'
BBC RADIO 4, FRONT ROW

'The West End's new hot ticket'
Daily Mirror

'Beg, borrow or steal a ticket'
The Sun

'this joyful, lungs-bursting show is simply the best'
Daily Telegraph
NKEKI OBI-MELEKWE & ASHLEY ZHANGAZHA ARE THE NEW LEADS IN TINA THE MUSICAL (18 FEBRUARY 2019)

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe will play Tina Turner in the West End production of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical from 15 April 2019. Joining the company from the same date will be Ashley Zhangazha as Ike Turner. Adrienne Warren, who has played the title role in London since the show's world premiere, will lead the Broadway production opening in autumn 2019.

Tina Turner said: "I know just how extensive the search was to find her, and I am delighted that Nkeki will be joining our Tina family. Her raw talent is clearly extraordinary and her determination and spirit are second to none. Audiences at the Aldwych will be amazed. I look forward to welcoming her to London!"

Nkeki Ob-Melekwe said: "I am beyond excited! To be coming to London to join the West End community is one thing, but to be taking on this extraordinary role is something else. Tina means so much to so many people, including me, and I do not take this opportunity lightly. I hope I can make her as proud as I am to be playing Tina Turner. I can't wait to get started."

Based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, Tina - The Tina Turner Musical recently announced a new release of over 200,000 tickets for the hit musical, now taking bookings at the Aldwych Theatre to 21 December 2019.

Earlier this month a new music video of 'River Deep - Mountain High' was released featuring Adrienne Warren performing the track from the upcoming original cast album.

The second year company will begin performances on 19 March 2019, with Nkeki Obi-Melekwe (Tina Turner) and Ashley Zhangazha (Ike Turner) joining the following month. Aisha Jawando will play the role of Tina at some performances each week, Irene-Myrtle Forrester will play Tina's Grandmother GG, Howard Gossington will play record producer Phil Spector and lyricist Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson will continue to play Ike and Tina's manager Rhonda Graam, Jammy Kasongo will play Tina's father Richard Bullock and Tina's first love Raymond Hill, Edward Bourne will play record company marketing manager Erwin Bach and Oscar Batterham will play Tina's manager Roger Davies. Maria Omakinwa joins to play the role of Tina's mother Zelma until 22 June 2019, when Madeline Appiah will rejoin the company in that role. Final casting will be announced shortly.

They are joined by ensemble members Daniella Bowen, Chloe Chambers, Joelle Dyson, Sia Kiwa, Lejaun Sheppard, Kibong Tanji, Cameron Bernard Jones who also plays Tina's son Craig and Ashlee Irish who plays Tina's son Ronnie and Joseph Richardson, and swings Gavin Alex, Derek Aidoo, Joshua Da Costa, Amandla Elynah, Hannah Jay-Allan, Angela Marie Hurst, Leisha Mollyneaux and Samuel J. Weir.

The production received its world premiere in April 2018 in London and subsequently has broken all box office records at the Aldwych Theatre. Next month, the German premiere begins performances at the Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg and the musical will have its Broadway premiere in autumn 2019.



ADRIENNE WARREN & KOBNA HOLDBROOK-SMITH CONTINUE IN TINA MUSICAL (29 JANUARY 2019)

As more than 200,000 tickets are released for Tina - The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre and booking is extended until 21 December 2019, the producers have also announced there will be an upcoming recording of an original cast album.

A new cast, which will be announced shortly, will take the production into its second year in the West End from 19 March 2019 and has also been confirmed that Adrienne Warren and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith will continue in the roles of Tina and Ike Turner until 13 April 2019.

Tina Turner said:
"It is a privilege to have our show playing to full houses here in London night after night. I'm so looking forward to the release of our cast album, so we can share the music and also the way the songs tell my story. This was my biggest surprise in the making of the musical - I never realised my songs captured the life I was living.
I'm turning 80 this year and it's a time for looking back. I've loved working with my producers, Phyllida, Katori, our creative team and of course this incredible cast led by Adrienne and Kobna. Together they found the love, and I am grateful."

The production received its world premiere in April 2018 in London and subsequently has broken all box office records at the Aldwych Theatre. Next month, the German premiere of the show begins performances at the Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg and the musical will have its Broadway premiere in autumn 2019.



NEW BOOKING PERIOD ANNOUNCED FOR TINA (27 APRIL 2018)

Tina, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, has released 140,000 new tickets for sale. The production which officially opened at the Aldwych Theatre this month, is now booking to 16 February 2019.

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, choreography is 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.

The cast comprises Adrienne Warren, who plays the title role, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner, Madeline Appiah as Tina's mother Zelma Bullock, Jenny Fitzpatrick who plays the role of Tina at some performances each week, Lorna Gayle as Tina's Grandmother GG, Tom Godwin as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson as Ike and Tina's manager Rhonda Graam, Aisha Jawando as Tina's sister Alline Bullock, Natey Jones as Tina's father Richard Bullock and Tina's first love Raymond Hill, Gerard McCarthy as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach and Ryan O'Donnell as Tina's Manager Roger Davies.

They are joined by ensemble members Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Keisher Downie, Kit Esuruoso who also plays Tina's son Craig Hill, Jammy Kasongo, Sia Kiwa, Jason Langley, Kayleigh McKnight, Baker Mukasa and Tanisha Spring and swings Derek Aidoo, Gavin Alex, Edward Bourne, Candace Furbert, Hannah Jay-Allan and Rodney Vubya.

The children's cast are Reya-Nyomi Brown, ten years old from Greenwich, Claudia Elie, ten years old from Brent and Serena Mukuna, 10 years old from Camden who share the role of Young Anna Mae; Athea Andi, nine years old from Richmond, Nicole Dube, thirteen years old from Essex and Arianna Duffus, twelve years old from Harrow, who share the role of Young Alline; Rohan Beckford, nine years old from Enfield, Caelan Edie, 8 years old from Lewisham and Khylan St Paul Mark, seven years old from Brent, who share the role of Young Craig.

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, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.



NEW BOOKING PERIOD ANNOUNCED FOR TINA (31 JANUARY 2018)

Due to exceptional public demand over 100,000 new tickets have gone on sale for TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner. Officially opening at the Aldwych Theatre on 17 April 2018, with previews beginning on 21 March 2018, the show is now booking to 20 October 2018.

The producers have also released the first of three short films charting the development of this world premiere. Phyllida Lloyd, Director of TINA, visits Tina Turner to talk about life, music and the stage. From the Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn (Man on Wire and Searching for Sugarman), the shorts, produced by Lightbox, are available to watch now at the TINA show page.

The cast comprises Adrienne Warren, who plays the title role, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner, Madeline Appiah as Tina's mother Zelma Bullock, Jenny Fitzpatrick as the alternate Tina, Lorna Gayle as Tina's Grandmother GG, Tom Godwin as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson as Ike and Tina's manager Rhonda Graam, Aisha Jawando as Tina's sister Alline Bullock, Natey Jones as Tina's father Richard Bullock and Tina's first love Raymond Hill, Gerard McCarthy as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach and Ryan O'Donnell as Tina's Manager Roger Davies. They are joined by ensemble members Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Keisher Downie, Kit Esuruoso who also plays Tina's son Craig Hill, Jammy Kasongo, Sia Kiwa, Jason Langley, Kayleigh McKnight, Baker Mukasa and Tanisha Spring and swings Derek Aidoo, Gavin Alex, Edward Bourne, Candace Furbert, Hannah Jay-Allan and Rodney Vubya. Children's casting will be announced in due course.

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, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.



FURTHER CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR TINA TURNER MUSICAL (21 NOVEMBER 2017)

The cast that will join Adrienne Warren, playing the title role in the world premiere of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical has been announced, including, making his musical debut, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner. The production, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, starts performances at the West End's Aldwych Theatre on 21 March 2018.

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith was last on stage playing Laertes in Hamlet at the Barbican alongside Benedict Cumberbatch. His previous theatre credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Edward II, Antigone and Death and the King's Horseman for the National Theatre. His television credits include The Split, Wagstaffe, Class, Capital, Crackanory, Worricker Trilogy, The Last Panthers and Midsomer Murders. His film work includes Paddington 2, The Commuter, Justice League, Doctor Strange, The Double and Roadkill and the forthcoming Mary Poppins Returns and Ghost Stories.

The show also features Madeline Appiah as Tina's mother Zelma Bullock, Jenny Fitzpatrick as the alternate Tina, Lorna Gayle as Tina's Grandmother GG, Tom Godwin as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson as Ike and Tina's manager Rhonda Graam, Aisha Jawando as Tina's sister Alline Bullock, Natey Jones as Tina's father Richard Bullock and Tina's first love Raymond Hill, Gerard McCarthy as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach and Ryan O'Donnell as Tina's Manager Roger Davies.

They are joined by ensemble members Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Keisher Downie, Kit Esuruoso who also plays Tina's son Craig Hill, Jammy Kasongo, Sia Kiwa, Jason Langley, Kayleigh McKnight, Baker Mukasa and Tanisha Spring and swings Derek Aidoo, Gavin Alex, Edward Bourne, Candace Furbert, Hannah Jay-Allan and Rodney Vubya.



BROADWAY'S ADRIENNE WARREN STARS IN WORLD PREMIERE OF TINA TURNER BIO-MUSICAL (25 OCTOBER 2017)

Tina Turner has announced that fellow American Adrienne Warren will portray her in the world premiere of the new musical TINA, which starts performances at the West End's Aldwych Theatre on 21 March 2018. The premiere production is currently booking to 16 June 2018.

Adrienne Warren said:
"Growing up watching Tina, I knew how to shake my hips before I could tie my shoes! I am so grateful to our creative team and producers for entrusting me with this responsibility. I say responsibility, because I am a Tina Turner fan first. I am elated, honoured and humbled. Meeting and working with Tina is and will always be one of the great moments of my life. Can't wait to see you in London!"

Tina Turner said:
"It has been my joy to introduce Adrienne today. From the moment I met her at our last workshop I saw her exceptional talent. Playing this role will require immense physical and emotional commitment, and bravery too. We are thrilled to have found Adrienne, and I very much look forward to spending more time together and developing a special friendship I know will grow even stronger as we prepare the production for the Aldwych Theatre. We can't wait to welcome her to the show."

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, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.











Information
Type of production: Musical

Opened: 21 March 2018

Booking until: 27 June 2020

Running time: 2 Hours 45 Mins

Prices: £14.00 - £224.00

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