Full casting has been announced for the West End production of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, which resumes performances at the Aldwych Theatre on 28 July 2021.
Joining previously announced Aisha Jawando and Jammy Kasongo as Tina and Ike Turner are Joe Evans as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten, Irene Myrtle Forrester as Tina’s Grandmother GG, Francesca Jackson and Alice Bailey Johnson 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 Morakinyoas Tina’s first love Raymond Hill, Garmon Rhys as Tina’s Manager Roger Davies, Joseph Richardson as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach and Madeline Appiah as Tina’s mother Zelma.
Chanel Haynes will play the role of Tina at some performances each week. Haynes, who will make her London stage debut, was discovered by Quincy Jones while she was still a teenager and went on to become an original member and lead singer of the New Orleans-based group Trin-i-tee 5:7 selling over 2.5million albums worldwide and earning two Grammy nominations. She made her musical theatre debut in 2014 at the Zach Theatre in Austin, Texas, where, in 2018, she won the B. Iden Payne Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.
Ensemble members are Lori Barker and Kelly Hampson, Chris Grahamson who plays Carpenter, Paul Mukembo who plays Tina’s son Craig and Alex Okoampa who plays Tina’s son Ronnie, the Ikettes are played by Samara Casteallo, Mia Musak and Anu Ogunmefun and swings Derek Aidoo, Joshua Da Costa, Livvy Evans, Raquel Jones, DeeArna McLean, Michael Thomas, Saran Webb and Samuel J Weir.
The children’s cast comprises Tia Murrell, thirteen years old from Surrey, Rae Ann Quayle, eleven years old from Redbridge and Poppy Cunningham, ten years old from Hertfordshire share the role of Young Anna Mae; Shai Codrington, nine years old from Barnet, Sophia Anne Angiama, ten years old from Sutton and Mia Jones, eleven years old from Solihull share the role of Young Alline; Elias Agbodan George, nine years old from Havering, Remi Dabiri-McQuaid, eight years old from Hackney and Romell Barrocks-Bedeau, eleven years old from Lambeth share the role of Young Craig.
Phyllida Lloyd’s smash-hit production will re-open at the Aldwych Theatre on 28 July 2021 following over a year of shutdown across the West End due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is booking until 28 July 2021 until 26 June 2022 at the Aldwych Theatre, London.
Tina – The Musical tickets are now available