Aisha Jawando and Jammy Kasongo will play Tina and Ike when Tina – The Tina Turner Musical returns to London’s Aldwych Theatre in July
The producers of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical have announced that the hit show will re-open in the West End on 28 July, including new Sunday performances. Book now for Tina Turner musical London tickets.
It will return to the Aldwych Theatre with a cast led by Aisha Jawando and Jammy Kasongo as Tina and Ike. It is currently booking until 26 June 2022, with Sunday matinees added from 1 August 2021.
Jawando has been with the company since its world premiere at the Aldwych in spring 2018, originally as Tina’s sister, Alline Bullock, and then in the title role.
Kasongo, who was also a member of the original company and then played the roles of Richard and Raymond, steps up to play the role of Ike.
Chanel Haynes will make her London stage debut as the alternate Tina at some performances. Further casting will be announced shortly.
The critically acclaimed production is based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner and produced in association with Turner herself. It received its world premiere in April 2018 in London and broke the Aldwych Theatre’s box-office records.
Turner said: “Music has had the power to pull me out of my darkest moments and rejoice during my happiest. To announce the re-opening of our West End show, where my musical had its premiere, means so much to me.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Tina family and our fans from around the world for their continued love and support during these unprecedented times. Let my story be a celebration, a reminder of our resilience and our ability to overcome hardship together.”
Producer Tali Pelman added: “I am delighted to announce the reopening of Tina at the Aldwych Theatre – a moment we and our Tina company have long waited for. Tina is the essential story of our time, and its messages of perseverance and empowerment are themes we share not only onstage, but in our commitment to our company, audiences, and the theatre industry of the UK.”
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, the 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. It is produced in the West End by Stage Entertainment, Joop van den Ende and Tali Pelman in association with Tina Turner.
Customers who had already booked to see the show between 3 June and 27 July 2021 will be contacted directly by the box office “as a matter of priority” to exchange their existing booking to the earliest date available.