The West End production of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical has announced new casting with Aisha Jawando and Jammy Kasongo confirmed as the new Tina and Ike Turner.
As director Phyllida Lloyd’s smash-hit production enters its third year at the Aldwych Theatre in London, the new London cast will see members of the original company stepping into the main lead roles.
Aisha Jawando originated the role of Tina’s sister Alline Bullock and has been with the company since its world premiere in the spring of 2018. Her numerous West End credits include Motown The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre), Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre), Fela (National Theatre) and The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre).
Jammy Kasongo is also a member of the original company having played the roles of Richard and Raymond. Kasongo’s previous theatre credits include Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse), Beautiful – The Carol King Musical (Aldwych Theatre) and Hair (The Vaults).
Chanel Haynes, who makes her West End debut, will perform the iconic role of Tina at certain performances.
Also joining the cast are: Joe Evans as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten, Irene Myrtle Forrester as Tina’s Grandmother GG, Francesca Jackson as Ike and Tina’s manager Rhonda Graam, Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky as Tina’s sister Alline Bullock, Matt Mills as Tina’s father Richard Bullock, Posi Morakinyo as Tina’s first love Raymond Hill, Garmon Rhys as Tina’s Manager Roger Davies, Joseph Richardson as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach and Lucy Vardi as Tina’s mother Zelma.
Ensemble members are Lori Barker and Daniella Bowen, Chris Grahamson who plays Carpenter, Paul Mukembo who plays Tina’s son Craig and Alex Okoampa who plays Tina’s son Ronnie, the Ikette’s are played bySamara Casteallo, Mia Musak and Anu Ogunmefun and swings Derek Aidoo, Joshua Da Costa, Livvy Evans, Raquel Jones, DeeArna McLean, Saran Webb, Samuel J Weir and Michael Woolston-Thomas.
Set to Turner’s classic hits the musical tells Tina Turner’s story from humble beginnings in Nutbush Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
The new London cast will begin performances from 17 March 2020.
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is booking until 23 January 2021 at the Aldwych Theatre, London.
Tina – The Musical tickets are now available