Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is now taking bookings into 2021, with Chanel Haynes joining the cast as the alternate Tina at select performances.
Running at London’s Aldwych Theatre until 23rd January 2021, Aisha Jawando and Jammy Kasongo will remain as leads Tina and Ike respectively as the show enters its third year in the West End.
Chanel Haynes, who will mark her London stage debut as Tina at certain performances, was discovered by Quincy Jones while she was still a teenager, and went on to sell more than two and a half million albums with New Orleans-based group Trin-i-tee 5:7.
Having originally played Tina’s sister Alline Bullock, Aisha Jawando has been with the company since its world premiere in 2018, and will continue in the title role.
Jammy Kasongo, who was also a member of the original company before playing the roles of Richard and Raymond, steps up to play the part of Ike.
More than 200,000 tickets have become available for the musical, based on the life of well-known singer Tina Turner, which picked up the Best Theatre Production Award at the 2019 Group Leisure & Travel Awards.
More about the show
The production follows the story of Tina from humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into one of the best-known female singers in the world.
It aims to reveal the ‘untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race’.
The show made its world premiere in April 2018 and subsequently broke all box office records at the Aldwych Theatre. It is now also playing on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, in Hamburg at the Stage Operettenhaus and at the Beatrix Theater in Utrecht, Netherlands.
The rest of the main London cast is made up of 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.
For more information and tickets, visit tinathemusical.com/uk.