TINA THE MUSICAL

tina the musical

Tina the Musical is to premiere in London's West End next March opening at the Aldwych Theatre. It is being directed by Phyllida Lloyd (world premiere of Mamma Mia!, currently still running in London after 18 years. Her production subsequently opened on Broadway and worldwide). More recently she has directed a Shakespeare Trilogy for the Donmar at King’s Cross. Previously for the Donmar Warehouse she directed Mary Stuart which transferred to the Apollo Theatre and then Broadway, The Threepenny Opera and Boston Marriage. She directed Six Degrees of Separation, Hysteria and Wild East all for the Royal Court and The Way of the World, Pericles, What the Butler Saw, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and The Duchess of Malfi all for the National Theatre.

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.

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.

TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is being presented in association with Tina Turner Stage Entertainment who are collaborating on this world premier with writer  Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins,with set and costume designer Mark Thompson, choreography Anthony Van Laast and musical supervisor Nicholas Skilbeck.

Adrienne Warren will take the lead in the musical portraying Tina Turner with Kobna Holbrook Smith as singer and music arranger Ike Turner, who controlled Tina physically, mentally and legally for over two decades. Madeline Appiah plays  Tina’s mother Zelma Bullock and Jenny Fitzpatrick will play the alternate Tina. Gerard McCarthy has been cast as marketing executive Erwin Bach who later became very significant to Tina, with Ryan O’Donnell playing her astute manager Roger Davies, and Lorna Gayle will play Tina's Grandmother GG, Tom Godwin plays record producer Phil Spector and lyricist Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson plays Ike and Tina's manager Rhonda Graam and Aisha Jawando is Tina's sister Alline Bullock,   Aisha J, Sia Kiwa, and Tanisha Spring play the iconic Ikettes who were the backing vocalists for the Ike and Tina Turner Revue and also recorded discs in their own right. Natey Jones will play Tina's father Richard Bullock and Tina's first love Raymond Hill.

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.

.Tina Turner said : "We have been working on the musical for over a year now and I am delighted to be able to share our news as we begin the next chapter of our journey.It has been wonderful to collaborate with Katori and Phyllida and to have my story nurtured by such an amazing creative team is thrilling. London has always had a very special place in my heart and it's wonderful to be back."

Buy tickets for Tina the Musical which is currently booking until 16th Jun 2018, starting previews on March 21st with an opening night of April 17th. Tickets are released for public sale at 10:00am on 22nd September.

show timesMonday to Saturday 7.30pm: Matinees Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm Running time TBA


HOW TO GET TO THE ALDWYCH THEATRE

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underground

Tube : Waterloo Station is on the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo & City lines. Southwark Station is on the Jubilee line
Train:Waterloo

buses to Her Majesty's Theatre
Most buses stop on Waterloo Road just round the corner from the Young Vic, including routes 4, 26, 76, 77, 149, 168, 171, 176, 188, 211, 341, 501, 505 & 521.
nearest car park

The Young Vic is in a residential area so car parking is limited and subject to restrictions. Public transport is recommended but if you drive you can park at National Car Park Ltd on Upper Ground, Coin Street and at Waterloo Station. The theatre is in London's congestion zone operating 07:00 - 18:00 Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays.


DISABLED ACCESS TO THE OLD VIC

Infrared system in the auditorium with 5 headsets and 5 neckloops. Induction loop at left window of the box office.
One guide dog per performance allowed in Box D
2 spaces for wheelchair users plus one companion in Box D. The doorway is too narrow for motorised wheelchairs. Alternative space for a wheelchair user beside C1 in the Dress Circle on a slight slope. Transfer seat at C1.
Adapted toilets off main foyer at Dress Circle level.