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Tina – The Tina Turner Musical Aldwych Theatre Cast Announced

The West End hit production of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is currently booking at the Aldwych Theatre to 18 December 2022.

Aisha Jawando (Tina Turner). Photo by Manuel Harlan.

This musical reveals a comeback story like no other, of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of racism, sexism and ageism to become the global Queen of Rock n’ Roll. TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is a celebration of resilience and an inspiration of triumph over adversity.

Sharing the role of Tina are Aisha Jawando and Chanel Haynes with Jammy Kasongo as Ike and Madeline Appiah as Tina’s mother Zelma, Joe Evans as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten, Irene Myrtle Forrester as Tina’s Grandmother GG, Alice Bailey Johnson as Ike and Tina’s manager Rhonda Graam, Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky as Tina’s sister Alline Bullock, Matt Mills as Tina’s father Richard Bullock, Posi Morakinyo as Tina’s first love Raymond Hill, Garmon Rhys as Tina’s Manager Roger Davies and Joseph Richardson as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach.

Ensemble members are Lori Barker and Daniella Bowen, Chris Grahamson who plays Carpenter, Paul Mukembo who plays Tina’s son Craig and Alex Okoampa who plays Tina’s son Ronnie, the Ikettes are played by Samara Casteallo, Mia Musak and Anu Ogunmefun and swings Derek Aidoo, Joshua Da Costa, Livvy Evans, Raquel Jones, DeeArna McLean, Michael Thomas, Saran Webb and Samuel J Weir.

The children’s cast from 26 January 2022 comprises Maiya Eastmond, eleven years old from Lewisham, Zian Desole, twelve years old from Newham and Maya Parks, ten years old from Bromley, who share the role of Young Anna Mae; Chenai Broadbent, ten years old from West Sussex, Amor Querico, nine years old from Surrey and Tia Roche, eleven years old from Bedfordshire, share the role of Young Alline; Spencer Salami, eight years old from Lambeth, Jhobe Duncan, nine years old from Waltham Forest and Elias Agbodan George, ten years old from Havering share the role of Young Craig.

The critically acclaimed production of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL which is based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner and produced in association with Tina Turner herself, received its world premiere in April 2018 in London and subsequently broke all Box Office records at the Aldwych Theatre. The New York, German, Madrid and Utrecht productions have all now opened.

Having originally played Tina’s sister Alline Bullock, Aisha Jawando, who has been with the company since its world premiere in Spring 2018, and Chanel Haynes share the title role. Jammy Kasongo, who also was a member of original company and then played the roles of Richard and Raymond, has stepped up to play the role of Ike.

Aisha Jawando’s London theatre credits include the title role in Cinderella at the Hackney Empire, The Life at Southwark Playhouse, Martha Reeves in the original London cast of Motown The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre, The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre, Fela at the National Theatre, The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre and Soul Sister at the Savoy Theatre.

Chanel Haynes, who made her London stage debut performing as Tina, was discovered by Quincy Jones while she was still a teenager and went on to become an original member and lead singer of the New Orleans-based group Trin-i-tee 5:7 selling over 2.5 million albums worldwide and earning two Grammy nominations. At the 2008 Grammy Awards, she was part of the line-up with her band Trin-i-tee 5:7, which also included performances from Tina Turner, Beyoncé and Aretha Franklin. She made her musical theatre debut in 2014 at the Zach Theatre in Austin, Texas, where, in 2018, she won the B. Iden Payne Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.

Jammy Kasongo’s other theatre credits include Grand Hotel at the Southwark Playhouse, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre and Hair at The Vaults.

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by 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 and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is produced in the West End by Stage Entertainment, Joop van den Ende and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner.

Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF
currently playing to 18 December 2022
Performances: Monday at 7pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm and Sunday at 3pm

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