New casting has been announced for Tina- The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre in London.
From 29 June 2022 the smash-hit musical will welcome Elesha Paul Moses, who will share the title role of Tina with current lead Aisha Jawando, with Caleb Roberts joining to play the role of Ike Turner.
Elesha Paul Moses has had a career in the music industry for over 25 years. She was mentored by Matthew Knowles, as well as Will.I.Am and Tom Jones while appearing on X Factor. She has written and performed with the likes of house production duo Ku De Ta, superstar Lionel Richie and industry steadfast Nicky Graham and has backed Andy Abraham on his Eurovision performance. She is currently leading the two touring showsWhitney: Queen Of The Night and Tina: What’s Love Got To Do With It and has recently completed a successful tour in Denmark.
Caleb Roberts studied at The Brit School and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2017. He made his professional debut playing The King of France opposite Sir Ian McKellen in King Lear at Chichester Festival Theatre and in the West End. His other theatre credits include Cinderella (Gillian Lynne Theatre); I Think We Are Alone (Frantic Assembly); She Ventures and He Wins (Young Vic Theatre); and, Richard III (Headlong).
Paula Kay joins to play Tina’s mother Zelma, Charis Alexandra joins as Tina’s sister Alline Bullock, George Jennings joins as Tina’s Manager Roger Davies, Irene Myrtle Forrester continues as Tina’s Grandmother, previous ensemble member Kelly Hampson will now play Ike and Tina’s manager Rhonda Graam, Gregory Haney will now play Tina’s father Richard Bullock, Cordell Mosteller joins as Tina’s first love Raymond Hill, ensemble member Chris Grahamson will now play Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten and Joseph Richardson continues as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach.
Ensemble members are Megan Armstrong and Vanessa Dumatey, Thomas Sutcliffe who plays Carpenter, Turrell Barrett-Wallace who plays Tina’s son Ronnie and Joey James plays Tina’s son Craig, the Ikettes are played by Karis Anderson, Marie Finlayson and Natorii Illidge and swings are Lauren Allan, Richard Appiah-Sarpong, Joshua Da Costa, Miles Anthony Daley, Livvy Evans, Imogen Rose Hart, Jaz Robinson, Brad Veitch, Saran Webb and Samuel J Weir. Final adult and children’s casting will be announced at a later date.
The blockbuster show celebrated its 1,000th West End performance earlier this year on 19 February 2022.
The musical is a comeback story like no other, about a woman who dared to defy the bounds of racism, sexism and ageism to become the global Queen of Rock n’ Roll. The show is a celebration of resilience and an inspiration of triumph over adversity.
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical opened in April 2018 at the Aldwych Theatre and has become of the West End’s best loved shows.
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is choreographed 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.
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