TINA The Musical – based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, is at the Aldwych Theatre. The Tina Musical is written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, with choreography by Anthony van Laast, set and costume designs are by Mark Thompson, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Bruno Poet sound by Nevin Steinberg and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.
Tina Turner said: “I am so excited to be bringing my musical to the West End! London is a place that means so much to me and had such a big impact on my music and my life. Returning now to tell my full story, in the city I love, feels like an important chapter and is truly exciting.”
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, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.
With a career that has spanned more than half a century, the legendary rock performer Tina Turner is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. She first rose to fame in the 1960s partnering with her then-husband Ike Turner, achieving great acclaim for their live performances and catalogue of hits. Later, Turner enjoyed an international solo career with her 1984 album Private Dancer earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards, including three Grammys. She went on to deliver more chart-topping albums and hits, receiving a further eight Grammy Awards.
Review of Tina the musical…
In fact, that pretty much sums up Tina. It both looks and sounds spectacular all the way through. You don’t have to be a fan of the lady – and who isn’t? – to appreciate the songs and the very human story being told in this musical. As the curtain finally fell on the standing ovation, there was a buzz in the atmosphere that I rarely feel. The conversations were loud and words such as ‘amazing’, splendid’, ‘fantastic’ etc were coming all around me. And listening to the conversations as we reluctantly filed out of the theatre, the main thing I heard was how unbelievably great Adrienne’s performance had been – sentiments I am really happy to agree with wholeheartedly.
My final bit of advice. If you only see one musical this year then, firstly you need to go out more and secondly get yourself to the Aldwych and, experience a musical that will blow you away.
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Tina the Tina Turner Musical
Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych, WC2B 4DF
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm
Tina Turner is a legendary American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress who has been entertaining audiences for over five decades. Born as Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, on November 26, 1939, Tina started her career in the 1950s as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, a musical duo that she formed with her then-husband Ike Turner.
Tina’s powerful and soulful voice, combined with her electrifying stage presence and dynamic dance moves, made her a favorite among fans worldwide. Her music spans across genres such as rock, pop, R&B, and soul, with chart-topping hits.
Despite facing numerous personal and professional challenges, including a tumultuous and abusive marriage with Ike, Tina remained resilient and continued to pursue her passion for music. In the 1980s, she made a successful comeback as a solo artist, achieving even greater success than before.
Throughout her career, Tina has won multiple awards, including 12 Grammy Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, and a Kennedy Center Honor. She is also recognized as one of the greatest singers of all time and has inspired countless artists with her music and fearless spirit.
Today, at the age of 83, Tina Turner is considered an icon and a trailblazer in the music industry, with a legacy that will continue to inspire generations to come.