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Adrienne Warren Cast in Tina at the Aldwych Theatre

Friday, 20th Oct 2017  

Adrienne Warren Cast in Tina at the Aldwych Theatre

It’s been confirmed for a month (and rumoured for even longer than that) that Tina: The Tina Turner Musical would be appearing in the West End in 2018 and naturally this has caused great excitement amongst fans of the pop icon in the West End.

But what everyone has wanted to know from the start is the identity of the performer portraying Tina herself. This has now been announced, with Tina Turner appearing at a London event to reveal Adrienne Warren as the star of the show.

If that name sounds familiar it is because she is well known on Broadway and took to the screen in the television series Orange Is The New Black.

She commented on her gig as Tina Turner, saying “Growing up watching Tina, I knew how to shake my hips before I could tie my shoes!

“I am so grateful to our creative team and producers for entrusting me with this responsibility.  I say responsibility, because I am a Tina Turner fan first. I am elated, honoured and humbled.

“Meeting and working with Tina is and will always be one of the great moments of my life.  Can’t wait to see you in London!”

Turner echoed the sentiment, saying “We are thrilled to have found Adrienne, and I very much look forward to spending more time together and developing a special friendship I know will grow even stronger as we prepare the production.”

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical will delve into the singer’s life story as some of her signature hits are performed onstage, joining a host of jukebox musicals in the capital like Mamma Mia! and Thriller Live. The show has been written by Katori Hall, Kees Prins and Frank Ketelaar, with her early years giving way to the start and peaks of her music career.

The show’s upcoming home, the Aldwych Theatre, is set to welcome La Soiree and its family-friendly equivalent La Petite Soiree next month and those shows run until the New Year.

Audiences can then see Adrienne Warren in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical at the West End venue from Tuesday 17th April 2018 (with previews from Wednesday 21st March 2018).

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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