Friday, November 17

Full cast announced for Tina the Musical

Full casting has just been announced for Tina The Musical based on the life and career of  Tina Turner.

As previously announced, Adrienne Warren will take the lead in the musical portraying Tina Turner with Kobna Holbrook Smith (pictured) as singer and music arranger Ike Turner, who controlled Tina physically, mentally and legally for over two decades. He is best known for his work in films such as Doctor Strange, Paddington 2 and  will also be seen in the upcoming films Mary Poppins Returns and Justice League. Tina said It might be painful having to watch him on stage,but I know he’s being played by an actor and he can’t hurt me. Once she rid herself of Ike, she never spoke to or saw him again before he died in 2007. 

Madeline Appiah plays Tina’s mother Zelma Bullock and Jenny Fitzpatrick will play the alternate Tina. Gerard McCarthy has been cast as marketing executive Erwin Bach who later became very significant to Tina, with Ryan O’Donnell playing her astute manager Roger Davies, and Lorna Gayle will play Tina's Grandmother GG, Tom Godwin plays record producer Phil Spector and lyricist Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson plays Ike and Tina's manager Rhonda Graam and Aisha Jawando is Tina's sister Alline Bullock, Aisha J, Sia Kiwa, and Tanisha Spring play the iconic Ikettes who were the backing vocalists for the Ike and Tina Turner Revue and also recorded discs in their own right. Natey Jones will play Tina's father Richard Bullock and Tina's first love Raymond Hill

They are joined by ensemble members Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Keisher Downie, Kit Esuruoso who also plays Tina's son Craig Hill, Jammy Kasongo, Sia Kiwa, Jason Langley, Kayleigh McKnight, Baker Mukasa and Tanisha Spring and swings Derek Aidoo, Gavin Alex, Edward Bourne, Candace Furbert, Hannah Jay-Allan and Rodney Vubya.

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