Tina – The Tina Turner Musical extends London West End run to June 2020
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical has extended its run in London’s West End to June 2020.
Tina is a musical based on the life and legendary music of international recording artist Tina Turner.
The show is currently playing at the Aldwych Theatre and has released a new batch of 200,000 tickets through to June 2020. The show was previously booking until January 2020.
The news comes as Aisha Jawando prepares to take over the title role having recently played alternate Tina at certain performances.
Jawando will replace current Tina Nkeki Obi-Melekwe from September 23 who will be joining the cast of the upcoming Broadway production alongside Adrienne Warren, who originated the role in London.
Tina Turner said: “I first met Aisha during early rehearsals for our show. She was in our original West End Company playing my sister Alline and I loved her performance.
“It has been special to watch her journey with us and see the development of her extraordinary talent. I am so pleased that Aisha will now lead our company through its next chapter here in London.”
Aisha Jawando added: “I have loved being part of this show from the very beginning, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play this exceptional role. Tina Turner is such an inspirational woman and I hope that I continue to make her proud.”
An original London West End Cast Recording is available here for Download and Streaming.
Tina in London’s West End plays at the Aldwych Theatre having opened in April 2018.
Performances are at 7:30PM Monday-Saturday with 2:30PM matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays.
The new Broadway production will run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York, starting previews on October 12 before officially opening on November 7, 2019.