It is not often one can say they have been blown away by a performance, yet the talent on show at TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL [produced in association with the late Tina Turner herself] is beyond phenomenal. As a backstory for those unfamiliar with the legendary Rock performer. Tina Turner was one of the worlds best selling artists of all time. Rising to fame in the 1960s; partnering with her then-husband Ike Turner, achieving great acclaim for their live performances and catalogue of hits. Turner, herself, went onto enjoy an international solo career with her 1984 album Private Dancer, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards including 3 Grammys. However, underneath this is a story of domestic abuse, which is told so beautifully, that you can’t help but be captured by the cast performances. Then there is the music, which is simply stunning and breathtakingly good!
We had the pleasure of watching Karis Anderson take the lead performance [simply outstanding], [a role shared with Elesha Paul Moses]. The words OMG You Have to see This Show is not said lightly, however, should be taken with the seriousness of how brilliant TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is. Okezie Morro plays Ike Turner. With Mark Anderson as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten, Jonathan Carlton as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach, Vanessa Dumatey as Tina’s sister Alline Bullock, Irene Myrtle Forrester as Tina’s Grandmother, GG, Earl Gregory as Tina’s father Richard Bullock, Harry Harrington as Tina’s Manager Roger Davies, Emma Hatton as Ike and Tina’s manager Rhonda Graam, Jairus McClanahan as Tina’s first love Raymond Hill and Carole Stennett as Tina’s mother Zelma.
The hit West End production TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL will extend booking until 14 September 2024. TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL has been running at the Aldwych Theatre in the West End for 5 years and is a global success with 8 productions having opened worldwide since 2018.
Ensemble members are Lauren Allan as Toni, Turrell Barrett-Wallace as Tina’s son Ronnie, Joey James as Tina’s son Craig, Zara MacIntosh as Lorraine and Thomas Sutcliffe as Carpenter, the Ikettes are played by Morgan Broome, Amara Campbell and Abiola Efunshile and swings are Richard Appiah-Sarpong, Jenna Bonner, Ana Cardoso, Junior Delius, Livvy Evans, Ewan Grant, Imogen Rose Hart, Llewellyn Jamal, Amy Punter, Ellie Seaton and Samuel J Weir.
Children’s casting includes Shaniyah Abrahams, Safia Francis and Shyanne Ononiwu as Young Anna Mae Bullock, Eden Butcher, Adisa Richards and Ezmai Robinson as Young Alline Bullock and AJ Aboiralor, Ayden Beale and Rayhaan Kufuor-Gray as Young Craig.
The critically acclaimed production of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL received its world premiere in April 2018 in London and subsequently broke all Box Office records at the Aldwych Theatre.
Discover the heart and soul behind the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll at TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, the undeniable mega hit in London’s West End. Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of her most beloved hits, experience Tina Turner’s triumphant story live on stage as this exhilarating celebration reveals the woman that dared to dream fiercely, shatter barriers, and conquer the world—against all odds.
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is choreographed 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, orchestrations by Ethan Popp, wigs, hair and makeup design by Campbell Young Associates, casting by Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG and fight direction by Kate Waters.
Produced by Stage Entertainment and Ghostlight Records and featuring the original London cast, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL: Original Cast Recording is available worldwide on CD, both online and in stores. The CD features a 20-page booklet, which includes liner notes, synopsis, and production and studio photography. The album was recorded in February 2019 at Angel Studios and RAK Studios, produced by the show’s Music Supervisor Nicholas Skilbeck and Kurt Deutsch, and co-produced by Tom Kelly. To download or stream the album, or order the CD www.ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/riverdeep-tinaturnermusical
TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is dedicated to the memory of Tina Turner, who sadly passed away in May 2023.