Exclusive news! Stage Entertainment have confirmed that TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, will open at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018. TINA is initially booking to 16 June 2018. Tickets will be on sale at 10am on 22 September 2017 with priority booking from 10am on 15 September 2017.
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.”
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.
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.
Katori Hall is a writer and performer from Memphis, Tennessee. In 2016, her play Children of Killers was performed as part of the National Theatre’s Connections Festival. Phyllida Lloyd returns to the West End where she has previously directed the world premiere of MAMMA MIA!, currently still running in London after 18 years. Thompson, van Laast and Skilbeck all collaborated with Lloyd on the world premiere of her production of MAMMA MIA!
TINA is produced by Stage Entertainment, Joop van den Ende and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner. Casting for TINA will be announced in due course.
Image credit: Tina Turner at TINA workshop December 2016 (Photo by Hugo Glendinning)