The West End’s TINA – The Tina Turner Musical has announced that they will release 200,000 new tickets for their performances at the Aldwych Theatre, extending to 18 December 2022.
The show also announces a Refuge gala performance, this Sunday 10 October. Refuge is a national domestic abuse charity, celebrating their 50th anniversary since opening the world’s first refuge.
Cast is led by Aisha Jawando and Jammy Kasongo as Tina and Ike, with Chanel Haynes as Tina at certain performances each week.
Chanel Haynes is an active supporter of Refuge and will join the pre-show reception. She said, “When I got the call that I had been chosen to play Tina in our musical. I was going to live my dream. But there was one thing I didn’t prepare for – how to properly channel the physically-abusive aspect of her life. I asked a dear friend of mine who survived her abusive past to reveal to me and pour into me her pain. After hearing her story, I vowed, I would use this opportunity to shine light on those that need it most. That’s when I found Refuge. Refuge is a lighthouse, and I want to be one of God’s daughters that fuels its flame.”
For the month of October, when you book through the website for TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, patrons will have the opportunity to add a £3 donation per booking for Refuge.
TINA – The Tina Turner Musical reveals a comeback story like no other, of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of racism, sexism and ageism to become the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. It is a celebration of resilience and an inspiration of triumph over adversity.
The production is directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall, with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins. The show is choreographed by Anthony van Laast, with set and costume design 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.
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