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New casting announced for Tina Turner musical

Friday, 15th Feb 2019  

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe

New casting has been announced for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre.

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe will take over the role of Tina Turner from Adrienne Warren. Warren will play her final performance on 13th April 2019, with Obi-Melekwe joining the show from 15th April 2019.

Ashley Zhangazha will star alongside Obi-Melekwe as Ike Turner, assuming the role from Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. He won best performance in a musical at the 2018 UK Theatre Awards for his performance as Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls at the Royal Exchange in Manchester.

The new cast will also include Aisha Jawando, Irene-Myrtle Forrester, Howard Gossington, Francesca Jackson, Jammy Kasongo, Edward Bourne, Oscar Batterham and Maria Omakinwa.

Making its world premiere at the Aldwych Theatre last year, the musical is a dramatised presentation of the pop mogul’s life, showing how Tina Turner defied her age, gender and race to become a musical superstar.

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical tickets are available now.

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