Soul Sister - Emi Wokoma - photographer Marilyn Kingwill
Bill Kenwright and John Miller presents Soul Sister, the new musical inspired by the music, life and times of Ike and Tina Turner, which caused a sensation during its inception at the Hackney Empire.
Soul Sister features all the classics including “Simply the Best’, ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It’, ‘Proud Mary’, ‘Private Dancer’ and ‘River Deep Mountain High’. The musical follows the highs and lows, the passions and heartbreak of Ike and Tina Turner as their careers blossomed and their marriage crumbled.
Featuring Emi Wokoma as ‘Tina Turner’ - who’s vocal and dance talents have attracted huge critical and public acclaim since the production’s launch.
Emi Wokoma’s stage credits include ‘Hairspray’ at the Shaftesbury Theatre; as one of the Ronettes in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Birmingham Repertory Theatre; in ‘The Bacchae’ directed by John Tiffany for the National Theatre of Scotland, and in Trevor Nunn’s ‘Porgy and Bess’ at the Savoy. Chris Tummings will star alongside her as ‘Ike Turner’. His many stage roles include in Stratford East’s ‘The Harder They Come’ and ‘The Big Life’ and in Indhu Rubasingham’s production of ‘Fabulation’ at the Tricycle.
- 1 – 6 Oct, Theatre Royal York
- 8 – 13 Oct, Milton Keynes Theatre
- 15 – 20 Oct, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
- 29 Oct – 3 Nov, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
- 5 – 10 Nov, Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
- 12 – 17 Nov, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
- 19 – 24 Nov, Civic Theatre, Darlington
- 3 – 8 Dec, Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Afridiziak review: Soul Sister, Hackney Empire
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