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.

The children joining the company are  Reya-Nyomi Brown, 10 years old from Greenwich, Claudia Elie, 10 years old from Brent and Serena Mukuna, 10 years old from Camden,will play the role of Young Anna MaeAthea Andi, 9 years old from Richmond, Nicole Dube, 23 years old from Essex and Arianna Duffus, 12 years old from Harrow will play the role of Young Alline: Rohan Beckford, 9 years old from Enfield, Caelan Edie, 8 years old from Lewisham, and Khylan St Paul Mark, 7 years old from Brent will play the role of Young Craig.

Buy tickets for Tina the Musical which is booking to 20 July 2019.

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


49 Aldwych,
London, WC2B 4DF


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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.