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Tina - The Tina Turner Musical extends booking until June 2020

TINA – The Tina Turner Musical has extended its booking period at the Aldwych Theatre until June 27, 2020.

From September 20, 2019, the children’s cast will include Miah Hasselbaink twelve years old from Surrey, Athea Andi eleven years old from Surrey and Ayani Lingibe-Ajavon ten years old from Hertfordshire who will share the role of Young Anna Mae.

Mimi Etete-Edge twelve years old from Brighton, Perola Da Cunha eleven years old from Hackney and Jasmine Djazel nine years old from Wandsworth will share the role of Young Alline; and Cameron Mukasa-Brown seven years old from Waltham Forest, Theo Lee nine years old from Hounslow and Romell Barrocks-Bedeau nine years old from Lambeth will share the role of Young Craig.

The current West End cast includes Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and Ashley Zhangazha who continue as Tina and Ike Turner, with Aisha Jawando playing the role of Tina at some performances each week.

Madeline Appiah plays Tina’s mother Zelma, with Irene Myrtle Forrester (as Tina’s Grandmother GG), Howard Gossington (Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten), Francesca Jackson (Ike and Tina’s manager Rhonda Graam), Ava Brennan (Tina’s sister Alline Bullock), Jammy Kasongo (Tina’s father Richard Bullock and Tina’s first love Raymond Hill), Edward Bourne (record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach) and Oscar Batterham (Tina’s Manager Roger Davies).

Ensemble members are Daniella Bowen, Chloe Chambers, Joelle Dyson, Lejaun Sheppard, Joseph Richardson, Kibong Tanji, Jayme-Lee Zanoncelli, Cameron Bernard Jones who also plays Tina’s son Craig and Ashlee Irish who plays Tina’s son Ronnie, and swings Gavin Alex, Derek Aidoo, Joshua Da Costa, Amandla Elynah, Hannah Jay-Allan, Angela Marie Hurst, Leisha Mollyneaux and Samuel J. Weir.

From September 23, 2019 Aisha Jawando will play the title role, with Tsemaye Bob-Egbe playing the role of Tina at some performances each week. Nkeki Obi-Melekwe will join the Broadway company later this year to play Tina at certain performances. Adrienne Warren, who originated the role in the West End, will lead the Broadway cast with performances beginning October 12, 2019. In Hamburg, Kristina Love continues to play Tina Turner in the German production.

From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.