Tina – The Tina Turner Musical will extend playing in the West End

Published Thu, 5 March 2020

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical will run in the West End till next year as per the announcement. The musical is based on the life of Tina Turner who got fame by struggling first in Nutbush, Tennessee, and then came a long way to become a rock 'n roll star.

Aisha Jawando who is currently playing as Tina Turner will keep performing this role while Jammy Kasongo will join her as Ike Turner from 17 March. Ashley Zhangazha is playing this role currently. Chanel Haynes is going to debut in the West End as the alternate Tina while Jammy Kasongo performs as Richard/ Raymond in the production which is now in its third year at the Aldwych Theatre. Aisha Jawando and Jammy Kasongo both were the part of the original cast of Tina – The Tina Turner, when it was premiered in 2018.

The other cast of the musical includes Lucy Vardi (Tina's mother Zelma), Joe Evans (Record producer Phil Spector and lyricist Terry Britten), Joseph Richardson (Record company marketing manager Erwin Bach), Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky (Bullock), Garmon Rhys (Tina's manager Roger Davies), Irene Myrtle Forrester (Tina's grandmother GG), Posi Morakinyo (Tina's first love Raymond Hill), Francesca Jackson ( Ike and Tina's manager Rhonda Graam ) and Matt Mills (Tina's father Richard Bullock).

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

The creative team of Tina – The Tina Turner consists of Phyllida Lloyd who is the director of the musical and Anthony van Laast is the choreographer. Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins are the writers of Tina – The Tina Turner while Mark Thompson is the set and costume designer. Orchestrations are by Ethan Popp, Jeff Sugg is the projection director, musical supervision is by Nicholas Skilbeck, sound is by Nevin Steinberg and lighting is by Bruno Poet.

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is in the West End till 23 January 2021.

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