‘Tina the Musical’ to return to Aldwych Theatre in 2021
A West End reopening date has been set for 5 August 2021.
The upcoming West End reopening date for Tina the Musical has been pushed back by a month. Originally scheduled to reopen from 3 June, Tina the Musical performances will now resume at the Aldwych Theatre from 5 August 2021, with Tina the Musical tickets on sale now.
Chronicling the life of vocal legend Tina Turner, the musical includes her greatest hits including "Proud Mary", "River Deep Mountain High" and "(Simply) The Best". The musical opened at the Aldwych Theatre in 2018, and was nominated for three Olivier Awards including Best New Musical. Find out more about Tina the Musical with our London Theatre guide.
Aisha Jawando will return to the production as Tina, previously in Motown The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre and Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych. Jammy Kasongo will play Ike Turner, with Chanel Jaynes making her London stage debut as the alternate Tina.
Joe Evans plays Phil Spector and Terry Britten, with Irene Myrtle Forrester as GG, Francesca Jackson and Alice Bailey Johnson as Rhonda Graam, Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky as Alline Bullock, Matt Mills as Richard Bullock, Posi Morakinyo as Raymond Hill, Garmon Rhys as Roger Davies, Joseph Richardson as Erwin Bach and Madeline Appiah as Zelma.
Casting is completed by Lori Barker, Kelly Hampson, Chris Grahamson, Paul Mukembo, Alex Okoampa, Samara Casteallo, Mia Musak, Anu Ogunmefun, Derek Aidoo, Joshua Da Costa, Livvy Evans, Raquel Jones, DeeArna McLean, Michael Thomas, Saran Webb, Samuel J Weir,Tia Murrell, Rae Ann Quayle, Poppy Cunningham, Shai Codrington, Sophia Anne Angiama, Mia Jones, Elias Agbodan George, Remi Dabiri-McQuaid and Romell Barrocks-Bedeau.
"Music has had the power to pull me out of my darkest moments and rejoice during my happiest." said Tina Turner. She continued speaking about the bio-musical to say: "To announce the re-opening of our West End show, where my musical had its premiere, means so much to me. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Tina family and our fans from around the world for their continued love and support during these unprecedented times. Let my story be a celebration, a reminder of our resilience and our ability to overcome hardship together."
Photo credit: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe (Photo by Manuel Harlan)
Article Updated: 28 June 2021, Article Originally Published: 5 February 2021
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