Tina: The Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre tickets
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre tickets

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Overview

Phyllida Lloyd directs a West End world premiere of glittering new musical Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, based on the life and backstory of the world’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll performer, Tina Turner. Receiving its London debut at the Aldwych Theatre, the dazzling production charts the star’s rise to fame, featuring a stellar soundtrack of her greatest hits.

Born in 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee, Tina Turner grew from humble beginnings to transform into the world-famous rock ‘n’ roll Queen. Shooting to fame during the 1960’s, Turner first made her name alongside then-husband and partner Ike Turner, as the duo received huge acclaim for their electric live performances and smash-hit songs such as “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine”.

After their dramatic break-up, she went on to establish an international solo career, delivering countless chart-topping songs and swiping three Grammy Awards for her 1984 album Private Dancer. After going on to receive a further eight Grammys, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.

Tina is presented by Stage Entertainment, Joop van den Ende and Tali Pelman, alongside Tina Turner herself, and sees the story supported by a variety of her popular songs, including “River Deep Mountain High”, “What’s Love Got to Do With It”, “Proud Mary”, “Simply the Best” and more.

Broadway's own Adrienne Warren steps into the shoes of Tina Turner, with credits including Shuffle Along and Bring It On the Musical. Warren is joined by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner, whose credits include Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Further casting includes Madeline Appiah as Zelma Bullock, Lorna Gayle as GG, Tom Godwin as Phil Spector/Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson as Rhonda Graam, Aisha Jawando as Alline Bullock, Natey Jones as Richard Bullock/Raymond Hill, Gerard McCarthy as Erwin Bach and Ryan O'Donnell as Roger Davies.

Ensemble includes Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Keisher Downie, Kit Esuruoso, 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.

Jukebox musical veteran Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!) leads the musical, which is written by Olivier Award-winner Katori Hall (The Mountaintop), with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins. Tina features choreography by Anthony van Laast (Sister Act, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), design by Mark Thompson, lighting by Bruno Poet and sound by Nevin Steinberg, with orchestrations by Ethan Popp and musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck.

One of the world’s best-selling artists, Tina Turner is a household name. Tina brings to life her emotional story, opening at London’s Aldwych Theatre from March 21st 2018, with an official press night on April 17th 2018, and continuing to play to a packed-out audience.

Recommended for

Tina Turner fans will rejoice at this stunning new musical, which brings to life her real story! Those who love her music will be thrilled to get tickets to this exciting production, which is directed by Mamma Mia’s very own Phyllida Lloyd.

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Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opened: 21 Mar 2018
Press night: 17 Apr 2018
Booking from: 01 Jun 2018
Booking until: 16 Feb 2019

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Monday 18 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 19 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 20 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Thursday 21 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Monday 25 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 26 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 27 Jun 2018--7:30pm

Location and map

Aldwych Theatre
49 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4DF

51 Reviews Add review

Tina the Musical has landed at the Aldwych Theatre and it was worth the wait. The production has had some intense involvement from... More

braintree 155cm, 40 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Tina the Musical has landed at the Aldwych Theatre and it was worth the wait. The production has had some intense involvement from Tina Turner and is directed by Phyllida Lloyd of Mamma Mia fame, a director who has been determined to make women the centre of the story. The story of her difficult childhood, dysfunctional and violent relationship with Ike and her comeback are well known, in part due to the amazing 1993 biopic What's Love Got to Do with It, which starred Angela Bassett as Tina and Laurence Fishburne as Ike (both were nominated for Academy Awards). This is no screen to stage adaptation, firstly this covers far more of Tina’s comeback that film did and as musical it takes some bold musical direction choices; the use of Tina’s version of Don’t Turn Around (originally a B-Side to Typical Male in 1986) throws a bit of a curveball to audience who may know the Aswad and Ace of Base versions better. It features the standard classics; Nutbush, Proud Mary, What’s Love Got to do with It (its origin scene is light-hearted and fun) and The Best amongst others, though I am gutted there was no Goldeneye. The production is a linear look at Tina’s life from childhood to her stadium comebacks following the success of her album Private Dancer. Adrienne Warren is a stunning find who though new to London audiences has a solid background in Broadway, including a Tony nomination, who takes Tina from naïve wild child to a woman bringing herself back from poverty and destruction. Warren has a strong singing voice and I liked the fact she was no Turner impersonator but brought the soul, the pain and the strength to Tina’s output that we know from the original. The unsung hero is Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, known for his Laertes in Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet he is also an associate at the National Theatre. His casting brought a gravitas to a hotly anticipated production but his performance is out of this world. Everyone will be talking about Warren as Tina so I want to talk about Holdbrook-Smith as Ike. There is a lot riding on both performances, for those familiar with the film it is hard not to go in with comparisons to Bassett and Fishburne; fine actors who give incredible performances in the film and 25 years ago it was not easy to be an African-American actor and get a nomination for an Oscar. As soon as both come on stage you forget about the film. Holdbrook-Smith is uncanny as Ike and just as intimidating; he isn’t played as a cartoon villain but as a complex man who values success and control at all costs; forcing his name on Tina, forcing his ideas on the band and slowly realising that he is nothing without Tina but using his energy to convince her she is nothing without him. There is a level of complexity rarely seen in musicals, this isn’t a feel-good production. It is brutal, it doesn’t hold back with violent or language and isn’t afraid to remind the audience that it took a long time for things to change. The racism faced by Tina in the 1980s feels more like a punch to the gut than the racism they experience in 1960s Mississippi. At the end, the audience is rewarded with small Tina concert and Adrienne Warren deserves all Olivier Awards next year for her energy, warmth and empathetic performance. Tina isn’t a victim, she’s a star and so are Warren and Holdbrook-Smith.

braintree 155cm, 40 reviews, 5 helpful votes

It’s a must see show in all ways. For those who are Tina avid followers, I need not say anymore. For those who know of her & thoug... More

andrewd62 1 review, 0 helpful votes

It’s a must see show in all ways. For those who are Tina avid followers, I need not say anymore. For those who know of her & thought nah it’s not for me, well I would say go & see it then let me know it wasn’t worth both the money let alone the experience. The reason I say this is, that I too Was one of those who was a ‘nah’ person but as my partner hinted that she wanted to see it i bought a set of tickets as a birthday present for her. Well what can I say it was fantastic worth every penny & the experience especially as I had acquired stall tickets ‘superb’ not knowing what they were we soon found out when we got there “front row”. Well what can I say but, all of the cast & I mean all the case have done “Tina Turner” proud from the moment of the first to the last song, if only the curtain could of stayed up 5, 6 or 7 more encores longer it was a special performance. Remember folks, she chose to allow the performance “story of her life” to be portrayed here in the ‘UK’ & not the ‘USA’. Why you may ask yourself, well if you don’t already know, it was the UK who gave her her first break, who gave her her first number one hit, listen to the words of every song as they each tell a part of her life struggles, her pain, her single handed up bring of her two children, on her own whilst trying to cut a record deal in the US, all I can say is listen to the words of ‘Dirty Dancer’ & it sums up her life struggles.

andrewd62 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Simply the best (pardon the pun). Katori Hall's book focuses on the plight of her childhood and her rocky breakthrough into music.... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Simply the best (pardon the pun). Katori Hall's book focuses on the plight of her childhood and her rocky breakthrough into music. It skips past anything about her film career and stops just before she hits it big-time BUT as somebody who isn't a huge Tina Turner fan, this was not too much of a problem. So not being a huge fan, I didn't know what to expect. All I can say is that if Phyllida Lloyd hadn't found Adrienne Warren, the show would not be what it is. She is simply a superstar. My jaw was on the floor at her vocals and she gives the most vulnerable, sensational performance. Go just to see Adrienne Warren as the music legend.

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Amazing show. I am surprised the roof didn't blow off with everyone's screams in total exit. Adrian Warren played a brilliant Tina... More

katrobson79 5ft 5, 32 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Amazing show. I am surprised the roof didn't blow off with everyone's screams in total exit. Adrian Warren played a brilliant Tina and her magical energy shown through.Ike was a mean man in Tinas life and the man who played him, did it exceptional and it's almost like One jumped Into his body. The dancing, singing, acting was just out of this world. The whole show was amazing. It's not one to sit and be silent in much of the audience had shout outs and so on which was a little annoying. It's a sell out for sure. Brilliant show.

katrobson79 5ft 5, 32 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show was fantastic! I was amazed at how well Adrienne Warren learned Tina's moves and mannerisms. Her performance was so full ... More

karenhorne2 5'6", 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The show was fantastic! I was amazed at how well Adrienne Warren learned Tina's moves and mannerisms. Her performance was so full of energy, she definitely has a strong resemblance to Tina. As for Ike, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith was very impressive. My son did not know Tina's story, and he remarked that you know an actor is fantastic when he plays a real jerk on stage, but then gets a standing ovation from the crowd. The show was moving and entertaining, and the music was amazing!

karenhorne2 5'6", 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The show was AMAZING: the actors were very authentic - one could almost believe it was really Tina Turner on the stage. All the a... More

mitzireynolds 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The show was AMAZING: the actors were very authentic - one could almost believe it was really Tina Turner on the stage. All the actors were authentic and dynamic as could be! ALL the music was just so marvellous and rocking, we all stood up and danced in place by the end. All the costumes and Tina’s back up dancers were just FABULOUS. The musical was one of the best if not the best we’ve ever seen!!!

mitzireynolds 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Whilst it's not the best musical in the world, it is the best jukebox musical I've seen as both the story and songs cleverly inter... More

robscoynes 5'6, 25 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Whilst it's not the best musical in the world, it is the best jukebox musical I've seen as both the story and songs cleverly intertwine and it's the more emotive than your everyday jukebox musical whilst retaining it's important sense of fun.

robscoynes 5'6, 25 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This was the best show I have ever seen other than live performances of artists i.e. Tina Turner / Queen / Elton John / Rod Stewar... More

annesayer 1 review, 0 helpful votes

This was the best show I have ever seen other than live performances of artists i.e. Tina Turner / Queen / Elton John / Rod Stewart ++++ There was an issue with a lighting engineer sat to the right of the circle who was talking on his mobile phone at normal volume speech level, very distracting. Some one asked him to be quiet from their seat which he either didn’t hear or respond to eventually a member of the audiance had to go and ask him to be quite not good!!

annesayer 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Great show. Adrienne is terrific.

TommeydeJager 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Great show. Adrienne is terrific.

TommeydeJager 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes