Read What Critics Thought of Tina, London's New Tina Turner Musical

The Verdict   Read What Critics Thought of Tina, London's New Tina Turner Musical
 
Adrienne Warren stars as the rock goddess at the Aldwych Theatre.
Tina_London_Production_Photo_2018_10. centre Adrienne Warren (Tina Turner) and the Cast of Tina. Photo by Manuel Harlan_HR.jpg
Adrienne Warren and cast Manuel Harlan

The world premiere of the new musical Tina, about music legend Tina Turner, officially opened at London’s Aldwych Theatre April 17. Taking center stage in the West End engagement is Tony nominee Adrienne Warren as Turner.

The musical uses Turner’s catalog to explore the rock icon’s life and career—from humble beginnings in Tennessee to her transformation into the global queen of rock ‘n’ roll. The show features a book by Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar, and Kees Prins. Phyllida Lloyd directs.

Read reviews for the new musical below.

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

The Hollywood Reporter (Stephen Dalton)

The Independent (Paul Taylor)

The Mirror (Frieda Morris)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

Time Out London (Andrzej Lukowski)

Variety (Gordon Cox)

Playbill will continue to update this list as more reviews come in.

Joining Warren are Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner, Madeline Appiah as Zelma Bullock, Lorna Gayle as GG, Tom Godwin as Phil Spector and Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson as Rhonda Graam, Aisha Jawando as Alline Bullock, Natey Jones as Richard Bullock and Raymond Hill, Gerard McCarthy Erwin Bach, and Ryan O’Donnell as Roger Davies. Jenny Fitzpatrick plays Tina at select performances.

Rounding out the cast are 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 with swings Derek Aidoo, Gavin Alex, Edward Bourne, Candace Furbert, Hannah Jay-Allan, and Rodney Vubya. Young actors Reya-Nyomi Brown, Claudia Elie, and Serena Mukuna, who share the role of Young Anna Mae; Athea Andi, Nicole Dube, and Arianna Duffus share the role of Young Alline; Rohan Beckford, Caelan Edie, and Khylan St. Paul Mark alternate as Young Craig.

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