Left - Tina Art Work & Right - Tina Turner at TINA workshop December 2016 (Photo by Hugo Glendinning)
TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner.
The cast comprises Adrienne Warren, who plays the title role, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner, Madeline Appiah as Tina’s mother Zelma Bullock, Jenny Fitzpatrick who plays the role of Tina at some performances each week, Lorna Gayle as Tina’s Grandmother GG, Tom Godwin as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten,Francesca Jackson as Ike and Tina’s manager Rhonda Graam, Aisha Jawando as Tina’s sister Alline Bullock, Natey Jones as Tina’s father Richard Bullock and Tina’s first love Raymond Hill, Gerard McCarthy as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach and Ryan O’Donnell as Tina’s Manager Roger Davies.
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, choreography is 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.
They are joined by ensemble members Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Keisher Downie, Kit Esuruoso who also plays Tina’s son Craig Hill, 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.
The children’s cast are Reya-Nyomi Brown, ten years old from Greenwich, Claudia Elie, ten years old from Brent andSerena Mukuna, 10 years old from Camden who share the role of Young Anna Mae; Athea Andi, nine years old from Richmond, Nicole Dube, thirteen years old from Essex and Arianna Duffus, twelve years old from Harrow, who share the role of Young Alline; Rohan Beckford, nine years old from Enfield, Caelan Edie, 8 years old from Lewisham and Khylan St Paul Mark, seven years old from Brent, who share the role of Young Craig.
Info: Tina the Musical is at the Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych WC2B 4DF until 16 February 2019 / visit official website for Tina the Musical / see original announcement / read our 5 star review