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%)
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
Good songs but Tina’s life was sad and so was this musical.Although actors were excellent you don’t walk out happy!!
Reviewed on 26 June 2019 by Jann, Sutherland, Australia
Reviewed on 26 June 2019 by Graham, Forfar, United Kingdom
A great portrayal of Tina Turner’s life
Reviewed on 25 June 2019 by Sheila, Saskatoon, Canada
The girl who plays Tina is spot on- energetic and has. A voice out of this world! Cast is impeccable!
Reviewed on 23 June 2019 by Abigail, Valletta, United Kingdom
Sry sad at times but fun in others. Anyone who likes her music will live the show
Reviewed on 22 June 2019 by Helen, Unley Sa, Australia
At times bringing tears to the eyes. A very moving story of Tinas life, as a negro singer And an abused child and wife. Hurdles that she eventually overcame. The music and singing outstanding. Credit to an amazing cast, and a very authentic Tina. Thank you for very enjoyable show.
Reviewed on 20 June 2019 by John, Whangarei, New Zealand
The music at the end what the best bit. Only negative is that I find it too crowded as it was full. My partner and my seat was number G17 & G18 which is on the top and right in the middle. When we arrive, the people was already sitting from G1 to G16, took a while to go through cos of small space to walk through & feeling unsafe because it was quite deep to look down.
Reviewed on 14 June 2019 by Benjamin, Hastings, United Kingdom
Decided to book a show from NZ and my wife was surprised at choice. Got it right! We were swept up in the entertaining show and blown away with the whiz-bang finale.
Reviewed on 11 June 2019 by Kenneth, Bay View, Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed on 11 June 2019 by Michael, Camberwell, Australia
Reviewed on 10 June 2019 by Jason, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 June 2019 by Shmuel, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
A must see show absolutely wicked
Reviewed on 06 June 2019 by Brian, Harlow, United Kingdom
Sehr interessantes musical über das leben von tina turner such intetrssant dass ihre songs ihr leben wieder spiegeln ll
Reviewed on 30 May 2019 by Mario, Garbsen, Germany
Reviewed on 28 May 2019 by Kevin, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Absolutely fabulous, fantastic acting,singing out of this world. By far the best I have ever seen.
Reviewed on 26 May 2019 by Karen, North Shields, United Kingdom
The show was amazing the quality of the performances were incredibke
Reviewed on 24 May 2019 by Brian, Addlestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 24 May 2019 by Joanne, N Ireland, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 24 May 2019 by Brierley, Peterborough, United Kingdom
Thoroughly enjoyed the show, however seats were incredibly cramped and also the sound wasn’t quite loud enough on occasions.
Reviewed on 21 May 2019 by Christine, St Albans, United Kingdom
Excellent show told the life journey of Tina Turner and the troubles she had to endure to get to the top. If you take kids beware there are a few f words in the show.
Reviewed on 18 May 2019 by Alan, Doncaster, United Kingdom
Amazing, awesome, incredible voices in particular Tina. Tremendous choreographed. We shall come back!
Reviewed on 18 May 2019 by Rainer, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Sound quality of the theatre was not good. Felt like I was watching a high school play at times. The music just didn’t seem to project fully throughout the theatre.
Reviewed on 17 May 2019 by Jeff, Addison, United States Of America
Excellent show. A bit slow to start with. Excellent at the end. A lot of mobile phones going off last night.
Reviewed on 14 May 2019 by Elizabeth, North Anston, United Kingdom
I would definitely recommend this show , it's one of the best shows I have seen every thing about it was tops
Reviewed on 04 May 2019 by Carole, Cheshunt Herts, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 02 May 2019 by Diane, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 28 April 2019 by Parveen, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 26 April 2019 by Jordana, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 24 April 2019 by Tracy, Chatham, United Kingdom
The show was absolutely fantastic would recommend to anyone
Reviewed on 16 April 2019 by Leila, Waterlooville, United Kingdom
An fair show on the whole. I think the bit at the end of the show, for me, captured the Tina I have in my memory and from performances I have seen.
Reviewed on 14 April 2019 by Juliet, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Kimberley, Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 11 April 2019 by David, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Just awesome. Such power in the voices and a wonderful night out
Reviewed on 05 April 2019 by Karen, Hadlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 05 April 2019 by Susan, Sedlescombe, United Kingdom
The show is amazing. The actung is first class and ‘Tina’s’ performance is emotional and vibrant. It made be laugh, cry, sing and dance. A must see. I would go again in a heartbeat!
Reviewed on 31 March 2019 by Michelle, Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 March 2019 by Ralph, Boca Raton, United States Of America
Reviewed on 29 March 2019 by Nicola, Epsom, United Kingdom
This was one of the best shows I have seen for a long time, It was a very powerful story.
Reviewed on 28 March 2019 by David, Kent, United Kingdom
Show was great but be warned, you are not allowed to sing or dance until the last song!
Reviewed on 26 March 2019 by Nicola, Pontesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 25 March 2019 by Ashley, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed on 25 March 2019 by Lynda, Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 24 March 2019 by Lisa, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Loved the show, amazing, happy days!
Reviewed on 24 March 2019 by Kate, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 23 March 2019 by Heidi, Alton, United Kingdom
Interesting story and amazing voice with great acting.
Reviewed on 21 March 2019 by Talha, Sutton, United Kingdom
Top show with incredible good acting and singing of Tina. A must for every music lover.
Reviewed on 20 March 2019 by Elebert, Berkel En Rodenrijs, Netherlands
Reviewed on 20 March 2019 by Jennifer, Knoxfield, Australia
Don't take lots of coats bags etched as seats are a bit snug
Reviewed on 19 March 2019 by Stephen, Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Absolutely amazing! And Adrienne Warren was the best performance I've ever seen on the London stage. Phenomenal.
Reviewed on 15 March 2019 by Andrew, Wandella, Australia
We found the first half informative but slow. We obviously wanted to move on to her later career and experience the quality of the soloist's voice
Reviewed on 14 March 2019 by Maureen, Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 10 March 2019 by Peter, Borne, Netherlands
Reviewed on 07 March 2019 by Veronica, London, United Kingdom
A must watch musical! Thought I was watching the real Tina Turner.
Reviewed on 07 March 2019 by Mark, Waterloo, Australia
Great performance, gritty at times , belting songs & music, thoroughly entertaining even if not a Tina Turner fan
Reviewed on 02 March 2019 by Christopher, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 26 February 2019 by Mike, Grays, United Kingdom
Unbelievable. Best musical I have ever been to
Reviewed on 26 February 2019 by Neil, Balgownie, Australia
Reviewed on 26 February 2019 by Brian, Belfast, United Kingdom
Absolutely amazing show, the story is amazing but the cast were incredible, amazing voices especially the lead.
Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by Lisa, Ramsey, United Kingdom
It was presented with energy and great acting and singing.
Reviewed on 22 February 2019 by Sonja, Eastleigh, United Kingdom
I couldn’t understand all of the dialect and for me the show, although telling her life story didn’t really liven up until the end , with music and songs. Not the best show in town but worth seeing.
Reviewed on 21 February 2019 by Raymond, Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 February 2019 by Melanie, Goteborg, Sweden
Reviewed on 17 February 2019 by Julia, Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 15 February 2019 by Najla, Boulogne Billancourt, France
The staging and musicality of the singers was very good. A throughly entertaining show.
Reviewed on 15 February 2019 by Janice, Westcott Nr Dorking, United Kingdom
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