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TINA THE MUSICAL

tina the musical

Tina the Musical is playing at the Aldwych Theatre, directed by Phyllida Lloyd (world premiere of Mamma Mia!, currently still running in London after 18 years.)

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.

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe is playing Tina Turner with Ashley Zhangazha as singer and music arranger Ike Turner, who controlled Tina physically, mentally and legally for over two decades. Maria Omakinwa plays  Tina’s mother Zelma Bullock until 22nd June 2019 when Madeline Appiah returns to the show and Aisha Jawando will play the alternate Tina. Edward Bourne has been cast as marketing executive Erwin Bach who later became very significant to Tina, with Oscar Batterham playing her astute manager Roger Davies, and Irene-Myrtle Forrester will play Tina's Grandmother GG, Howard Gossington 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. Jammy Kasongo will play Tina's father Richard Bullock and Tina's first love Raymond Hill.

They are joined by ensemble membersDaniella Bowen, Chloe Chambers, Joelle Dyson, Lejaun Sheppard, Kibong Tanji, Jayme-Lee Zanoncelli, 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 children's cast are Athea Andi, 11 years old from Richmond upon Thames, Navaeah Hoath, 11 years old from Bromley and Fayth Ifil, 11 years old from Swindon, who share the role of Young Anna Mae. Perola Da Cunha, 11 years old from Hackney, Jasmine Djazel, 9 years old from Wandsworth and Teri Ofon, 12 years old from Surrey, who share the role of Young Alline. Romell Barrocks-Bedeau, 9 years old from Lamberth, Riotafari Gardner, 8 years old from Brent and Myles Grant, 8 years old from Hertfordshire, and who share the role of Young Craig.

Buy tickets for Tina the Musical which is booking to December 21, 2019

show timesMonday to Saturday 7.30pm: Matinees Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm Running time: 3 hours including an interval


HOW TO GET TO THE ALDWYCH THEATRE

49 Aldwych,
London, WC2B 4DF

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 ALDWYCH

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.