Musicals based on the life of famous recording artists are well-known and much-loved in London’s West End – Jersey Boys and Sunny Afternoon enjoyed Olivier Award-winning success over the last few years, while Thriller-Live continues to delight audiences with songs from Michael Jackson’s extensive back catalogue. Now it’s the turn of Tina Turner – the Grammy Award-winning, record-breaking artists whose career has spanned seven decades. That’s right, book your tickets because TINA comes to the Aldwych Theatre in March 2018 and it promises to be ‘Simply The Best’!
The Aldwych Theatre is well-known for crowd-pleasing musicals. Its latest jukebox musical offering, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is currently on a UK and Ireland tour after three years in the West End, winning two Olivier Awards. Before that, the theatre has played host to such musical classics as Top Hat, Fame and Dirty Dancing. Now, with TINA in town, the theatre is sure to be celebrating another hit and a winning way to kick off 2018.
From her humble upbringing in Nutbush, Tennessee, Tina Turner has catapulted herself into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with 11 Grammy Awards and 180 million combined single & album sales to her name. It’s no wonder she is commonly referred to as The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll – she has sold more concert tickets than any other solo performers in music history. While the song list for TINA has yet to be announced, it would come as no surprise to find such classics as ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’, ‘River Deep, Mountain High’ and ‘Proud Mary’ among the tunes guaranteed to get and audience out of their seats and dancing along.
Along with Turner, whose music and lyrics will form the foundations of TINA, the creative team also comprises of award-winning playwright Katori Hall, whose last West End play, The Mountaintop won her the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2010, and director Phyllida Lloyd. Lloyd’s last West End directing credit is none other than the ultimate jukebox musical, Mamma Mia!, which still plays to this day next door to TINA at the Novello Theatre. Lloyd also directed the film version, starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan. She returns to the West End with a number of the creative team that helped make Mamma Mia! a worldwide smash, including choreographer, Anthony van Laast, designer Mark Thompson and musical supervisor Nicholas Skilbeck. Even with casting as of yet unannounced, the stage is set for another show of epic proportions.
TINA is currently booking in the West from 21 March – 16 June 2018, so get those tickets now before they sell out on a show about rock ‘n’ roll royalty!
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (75%)
Reviewed on 08 December 2019 by Alan, Southport, United Kingdom
By a country mile best show I have seen so far, the cast where just amazing, the set was great and seemless as you went through Tina’s years. The final sing a long was just brilliant. I knew by the interval this was best I had seen. I’m sure I will be back to watch again.
Reviewed on 07 December 2019 by John, Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 04 December 2019 by Rosena, Kingswood, United Kingdom
This show did not disappoint. It was vibrant, colourful and full of energy. The music included her great songs and the lead singer was just amazing for her energy and portrayal of Tina Turner. It was very interesting to learn about Tina's upbringing and how she blossomed through sheer hard work and determination to become an independent successful woman.
Reviewed on 03 December 2019 by Fiona, Stocksfield, United Kingdom
What a fantastic show really embraces Tina in every way. Cant wait to go again x
Reviewed on 02 December 2019 by Vikki, Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 01 December 2019 by Linda, Billingham, United Kingdom
Wow, this was the best show we have been to for a long time and all of the singers were exceptional, the seats were spot on and couldn’t have ask for a better view.
Reviewed on 01 December 2019 by Steve, Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 26 November 2019 by Gundula, Berlin, Germany
Not only for Tina’s fans ,the history is sad sometimes but in general is nice to follow. The words maybe too many but the music makes the point Good actin in general,Tina was superbr Lights and dresses wonderful
Reviewed on 24 November 2019 by Adolfo, San Sebastian, Spain
Reviewed on 22 November 2019 by Elke, Rosenheim, Germany
First , hats off to the fantastic staff at the theatre who were very helpful and changed our seating as it was quite hard getting up to the circle on crutches. nothing was too much trouble and it was well appreciated. "TINA" what a fantastic show, I was a bit disappointed that her story was done in big leaps and bounds eg; going from one area in her life to another a few years later which was abit confusing sometimes, and also I was disappointed it wasn't on for very long. The show itself was very entertaining and great performance from "Tina " and "Ike" music was great although some songs didnt sound like Tina, but the big songs that she is know for were great. Costumes were okay to the eras in her journey although I wasn't that impressed with some. I Would recommend the show to all, although I'm not sure I would want to go back and see it again like some shows I've seen previously. All in all a good show but not up on my Fantastic list.
Reviewed on 18 November 2019 by Alexander, Bracknell, United Kingdom
This is a ‘must see’ show, from start to finish I had the best time! The story was put together wonderfully and I would definitely recommend you go and see it! Certainly helps if you love her music.
Reviewed on 17 November 2019 by Amanda, Louth, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 13 November 2019 by Francois, Beveren, Belgium
Reviewed on 13 November 2019 by Catherine, Dartford, United Kingdom
It fekt as tho the best actors had left for New York
Reviewed on 10 November 2019 by Evelyn, Bedford, United States Of America
Tina’s life story portrayed really well interspersed with lots of her classics. The actor had an amazing voice and really channeled Tina in her dance moves. Totally loved it.
Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by Lesley, Shelley, Australia
Really enjoyed the show. I thought the sound quality was better after interval. Excellent performances and I really loved the high energy finale!
Reviewed on 08 November 2019 by Eileen, Bardon, Australia
my daughter 18 years old is happy!
Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by Elena, Moscow, Russian Federation
The best show to see and hear Tina s story and music great musical
Reviewed on 29 October 2019 by Charles, Banksia Grove, Australia
The acting was excellent and music terrific. Nothing to dislike. The only criticism was the theatre was too warm.
Reviewed on 27 October 2019 by Anna, Bedworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 25 October 2019 by James, Crowthorne, United Kingdom
Thoroughly enjoyed this very well put together and very entertaining show . Great value for money. This was a special treat for my wife as a birthday present which she did not know about until she was about 10 metres from the theatre . She absolutely loved it .
Reviewed on 25 October 2019 by Danny, Witham, Essex, United Kingdom
Good seats. Great view. We loved the energy and sound the overall cast brought to the story. Lead role was fantastic. Her dancing , movement and general interpretation of Tina was too good to be true. The energy she puts on to the songs and whole performance was truly remarkable. Loved every minute.
Reviewed on 22 October 2019 by Tim, Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Amazing well done
Reviewed on 19 October 2019 by Jacqueline, Southsea, United Kingdom
Awesome - as amazed this time as we were the first !! Best show in the West End.
Reviewed on 19 October 2019 by Scott, Woodford Green, United Kingdom
Don't wait... just buy your tickets!! You'll think you're actually seeing Tina herself!
Reviewed on 18 October 2019 by Brent, Las Vegas, United States Of America
Reviewed on 18 October 2019 by Kirsty, London, United Kingdom
If you like good music you’ll love this. Very talented cast
Reviewed on 18 October 2019 by Tina, Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 17 October 2019 by Iris, Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 16 October 2019 by Jenny, Wodonga, Australia
Reviewed on 16 October 2019 by Peter, Droitwich Spa, United Kingdom
great story, great acting, in an sincere way, great how the tina songs are woven into the play. Can you please change the Better me good to me wig? its too tacky.
Reviewed on 14 October 2019 by August, Arnhem, Netherlands
Acting was so good - could forget that there is not the real Tina on stage!
Reviewed on 10 October 2019 by Raimo, Tallinn, Estonia
It’s a great show about a great person
Reviewed on 08 October 2019 by Bruno, Azmoos, United Kingdom
I was here for the second time today and it was breathtaking again. I would recommend it to anyone. I noticed that a few things were changed but it was still excellent.
Reviewed on 03 October 2019 by Nadine, Schlatt Tg, Switzerland
Reviewed on 01 October 2019 by Shani, Jerusalem, Israel
Great one of the best shows if have ever seen wonderful story and wonderful actors and actress especially the children would recommend to anyone.
Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by Steven, Sydenham, United Kingdom
Two friends travelled fatvtp service and hear yuis show. We were not disappointed the seat we got were fine.The music lifted me up I was very impressed with the songs.overall well done. T
Reviewed on 27 September 2019 by Bernadette, Dublin 20, Ireland
Heartwarming to see the reality of her struggles.
Reviewed on 27 September 2019 by Maureen, Burleigh Heads, Australia
Reviewed on 26 September 2019 by Helen, Littlehampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 25 September 2019 by Thelma, London, United Kingdom
The entire cast was excellent. Especially liked the finale.
Reviewed on 24 September 2019 by Robert, Palm Springs, United States Of America
Enjoyed the show and the story line, the music was very good.
Reviewed on 21 September 2019 by Janice, Petersfield, United Kingdom
Weak beginning. Better at the end of act one. Improved during second act and excellent ending. Story could have been improved through music.
Reviewed on 18 September 2019 by Ruben, Winchester, United States Of America
Reviewed on 18 September 2019 by Maureen, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
This was fantastic, loved it.
Reviewed on 17 September 2019 by Veronique, Sunningdale, United Kingdom
From start to finish outstanding amazing show x
Reviewed on 17 September 2019 by Neil, Barnsley, United Kingdom
I have never been to a show before.this was brilliant
Reviewed on 17 September 2019 by Joanne, Louth, United Kingdom
I took my mum to the show and we both loved it! Fantastic performances from all the actors. It made us cry, laugh and sing. One of the best musicals I have been to.
Reviewed on 16 September 2019 by Marta, Mitcham, United Kingdom
This is a must see show you will be on edge of your seat through the whole performance what a show we feel ecstatic
Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by Kirpal, Ilford, United Kingdom
Great insight as how Tina rose up and took her life back. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience
Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by Sue, Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed on 12 September 2019 by Jennifer, South West Rocks, Australia
Fabulous show!! Simply the best!!
Reviewed on 09 September 2019 by Patricia, Mudgegonga. Victoria, Australia
FANTASTIC I love musicals but this one was pure magic . everyone was on there feet from stalls front and rear circle even the boxes, myself included ONE WEEK LATER AND i WAS STILL HUMMING THE TUNES FROM THE SHOW IT CERTAINLY LIVED UP TO ALL THE PROMISES
Reviewed on 09 September 2019 by Craig, Sydney, Australia, Australia
It was fantastic!
Reviewed on 08 September 2019 by Meltem, Berlin, Germany
Reviewed on 08 September 2019 by Graeme, Auckland, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Jose, Clervaux, Luxembourg
Tina Turner is a great woman, I didn’t realise the extent of abuse for all of her life, to rise above all of that and be what she is, is inspirational to anyone. We loved the show and the music was absolutely sensational to say the least. We were in the grand circle and we had a fantastic view, we got so engrossed in the show you forgot you were right up the top of the seating. Well done everyone. Denise
Reviewed on 06 September 2019 by Denise, Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed on 03 September 2019 by Esme, Kl, Malaysia
The storyline was touching and interesting as well as there being some great music. Performers were very good. A mist enjoyable show.
Reviewed on 01 September 2019 by Melanie, Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
The actors were all exceptional every one. The Lead Singer... We felt like we we watching Tina Turner perform, she was that good !
Reviewed on 28 August 2019 by David, Helendale, United States Of America
The theatre was just beautiful. The whole show was great.
Reviewed on 27 August 2019 by Lesley, Viewbank, Australia
Simple the best show ever
Reviewed on 26 August 2019 by Fiona, Buxton, United Kingdom
The sound quality and stage was impressive The actually story line though based on reality could not have been anymore interesting than if the show was 100% fictional Tina Turner had to be one strong individual along with her immense natural talent to get we’re she got in life The actor portraying her was very talented as well Not sure how she could have that much energy to perform like she did night after night
Reviewed on 25 August 2019 by Randal, Courtenay, Canada
We were captured from the instant it started .... I’d see it again! Had to keep reminding myself it wasn’t the real Tina, she was so incredible.
Reviewed on 22 August 2019 by Lita, West Vancouver, Canada
One of the best musical ever seen.
Reviewed on 22 August 2019 by Valerie, Bromley Kent, United Kingdom
Great value and show was dynamic despite a small technical glitch
Reviewed on 20 August 2019 by Stephen, East Melbourne, Australia
Absolutely stunning in every way. The acting and interpretation was dramatic and very believable. The music and costumes took us on a ride through our music and social libraries. Amazing.
Reviewed on 19 August 2019 by Keith, Southam, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Helmut, Leopoldsdorf, Austria
Really good music and singing was excellent
Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Priya, Northwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Margaret, York, United Kingdom
Fantastic show great acting and singing, loved it!
Reviewed on 08 August 2019 by Craig, Hoedspruit, South Africa
Was a nice Show.
Reviewed on 04 August 2019 by Walter, Grindelwald, Switzerland
Reviewed on 01 August 2019 by Susan, Eaton Bray, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 31 July 2019 by Eric, Saint-andre-des-eaux, France
Reviewed on 31 July 2019 by Francesco, Brentwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 30 July 2019 by William, Simpsonville, United States Of America
A great performance, full of energy and reflecting Tina Turner’s turbulent life story.
Reviewed on 29 July 2019 by Faith, Bedford, United Kingdom
We enjoyed the show, it was a little bit slow to start, but I appreciate the story needed telling. However we were desperately waiting for the music, and the finale was brilliant.
Reviewed on 28 July 2019 by John, Bristol, United Kingdom
Excellent story line. Actors/actresses were very talented and convincing in their roles. Music was great
Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Brian, Newburyport, United States Of America
Reviewed on 26 July 2019 by Yvonne, Wangen, Switzerland
Reviewed on 26 July 2019 by Serge, Hextable, United Kingdom
Loved every second, would definitely recommend and will be going again!!
Reviewed on 25 July 2019 by Yvette, Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 23 July 2019 by Carole, Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 22 July 2019 by Cordula, Oberhasli, Switzerland
Fantastic show, couldn't fault. View from our seats was pretty good, just had to move slighty at times due to people infront but very central to stage. Would reccomend people wearing a cardigan/long sleeves as a little chilly.
Reviewed on 18 July 2019 by Alison, York, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 17 July 2019 by Ewelina, Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 16 July 2019 by Stuart, Tauranga, New Zealand
I can’t image anyone not enjoying this show - to be honest most bore me but this one is a must !
Reviewed on 14 July 2019 by Ryan, Mosman, Australia
Our show received an enthusiastic full standing ovation - that tells you what we all thought of it!
Reviewed on 13 July 2019 by Sophie, Buckingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 11 July 2019 by Walpurga, St. Margarethen, Austria
Had a wonderful evening great music and great talent especially from the younger cast.
Reviewed on 08 July 2019 by Karen, Rochford, United Kingdom
Fantastic show. Well done to all
Reviewed on 07 July 2019 by Denise, Cannock, United Kingdom
Brilliant performance .The music and performance is absolutely brilliant. Bursting with energy!
Reviewed on 06 July 2019 by Negi, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 04 July 2019 by Johanna, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed on 04 July 2019 by Catherine, Mortdale, Australia
Reviewed on 03 July 2019 by Richard, St. John's, Antigua And Barbuda
I felt it was a bit slow to begin with but of course you had to tell the story from the beginning. But a slow start escalated to a fantastic finish. The final 10 minutes were well worth the wait.
Reviewed on 02 July 2019 by Lynda, Burntwood, United Kingdom
Fantastic show, brought tickets for my mum for her birthday, she’s always been a big Tina Turner fan, she had an amazing time, try to avoid row G though it’s a bit tight.
Reviewed on 29 June 2019 by Adam, Kidderminster, United Kingdom
We sat 3 rows from the front awesome seats, great show, lead actress was perfect as were the rest of the cast If you are a Tina fan you must see this show
Reviewed on 29 June 2019 by Susan, Auckland, New Zealand
by Phil Willmott | Monday, February 18 2019, 10:07
It’s a busy time for the producers of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL which, unexpectedly, I enjoyed so much recently.London Gets a New Tina
by Phil Willmott | Friday, January 11 2019, 09:58
Hooray! I have a new favourite West End show and I urge you to see it for a fantastic night of musicality, drama and lots and lots of Tina Turner.
Centre Adrienne Warren (Tina Turner) and the cast of Tina. Photo by Manuel Harlan.Review: TINA at the Aldwych Theatre
by Daniel Perks | Wednesday, October 18 2017, 07:48
Yesterday, on 17 October 2017, Adrienne Warren was announced by Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Tina Turner herself as the lead actor in the new musical TINA. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the musical will open at the Aldwych Theatre in 2018, with tickets currently selling from 21 March – 16 June.Lead in TINA has been announced – she’s Simply The Best
by Daniel Perks | Tuesday, September 19 2017, 09:06
She is the most successful female Rock ‘n’ Roll artist, with eleven Grammy Awards to her name, three of which are in the Grammy Hall of Fame. She has sold around 180 million albums and singles across the world. Now, Tina Turner herself is bringing a musical about her life to the West End.New Musical TINA comes rolling into The West End in Spring 2018
by Phil Willmott | Monday, December 19 2016, 12:00
Shows about real life pop and rock artists which include their greatest hits have been big business on Broadway and in London for a decade or so now and are popular with audiences who know they'll hear songs they already love.A West End Tale of Tina Turner Announced