Rock & roll, blues, success, sacrifice... but above all else, passion and music. The life of Tina Turner is an amazing journey which we can now see on stage in London, in the musical based on her life. The story begins in the thirties, when the singer was born in a little town in Tennessee, and it continues to the present day, just when she has decided to put an end to her creative retirement to bring to life a musical that is thrilling London.
Since it opened in April 2018, its home in the West End has been witness to the huge success of the Tina Turner musical. It has been so successful that productions have already been announced in Hamburg (Spring 2019) and Broadway (Autumn 2019).
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
Recommended age: For the over 14s.
The musical is a reflection of Tina Turner’s life, of the hard road to success that her life has been. “It is possible to turn poison into medicine”, the singer said about the musical.
It is a truthful, sincere and harsh account of Anna Mae Bullock’s childhood in Tennessee, where she was born into a humble family in the thirties. Her first steps in the music industry were by no means easy; her path was full of obstacles and conflicts and we learn all about them in the show.
Her worldwide success, her struggle, the physical and psychological abuse she suffered from her husband Ike Turner, her personal growth... These are some of the realities we will discover in the show, always seasoned by the American singer’s most iconic songs.
The Aldwych Theatre is a spacious venue, with three floors and a wide range of tickets from which to choose. Prices range from 10 pounds in the cheapest seats to 129 pounds for Level 1 Premium seats.
Stalls: The closest area to the stage. Prices from 129.50 pounds to 59.50 pounds on average.
Dress Circle: The same price range as the Stalls.
Grand Circle: The cheapest seats are in this area. They range from 59.50 pounds to 35 and 19.50 pounds in the last rows.
Tina Turner, The Musical is a show that is in great demand, with many performances completely sold out. Do you want to see the musical in the next few weeks? We have a few tricks up our sleeves! Monday to Wednesday performances, for example, are usually less in demand. It is very likely that there some seats will be available in the weeks to come.
Matinee tickets are usually the first to sell out, as are weekend tickets (Fridays and Saturdays). If you want to attend these performances, plan your visit in advance. VIP tickets are very limited.
Do you want tickets for today or this week? Reduced visibility tickets are usually the last to be sold, and you really only miss a small section of the stage.
* Prices may suffer slight changes depending on the date of the performance:
Mon – Thurs performances: Level 1: £79.50, Level 2: £59.50, Level 3: £49.50, Level 4: £35.00, Level 5: £19.50, Level 6: £10
Fri – Sat evening, Saturday matinee performances: Level 1: £85.00, Level 2: £59.50, Level 3: £49.50, Level 4: £35.00, Level 5: £19.50, Level 6: £10
The theatre is in the very heart of London, between Covent Garden and Temple stations. Therefore, it is really easy to get to the theatre on public transport, so you don’t need to worry about parking.
How can I get to the Aldwych Theatre?
By Tube: the closest Tube stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line) , Holborn (Central and Piccadilly Lines) and Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo Lines).
By Bus: You can also reach the theatre by bus, taking lines 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 87, 91, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243 and 341. .
By Train: The closest station is Charing Cross, just half a mile away from the theatre.
By Car: If despite these options you still prefer to go to the theatre by car, you can save up to 50% with the Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme.
Sensitivity: The show uses strobe lighting, loud music and haze, which may be harmful for people who suffer from epilepsy. There will also be gun shots and scenes that may disturb some audiences.
Recommended Age: The show has strong language and some scenes may affect younger children. That is why the recommended minimum age for this show is 14. Children under 5 will not be admitted into the venue.
Duration: The show lasts for 2 hours and 45 minutes, not including the interval. Please bear this in mind when buying your tickets.
Tina Turner does not perform in this production.
Opening times: the theatre, bars and bathrooms open 45 minutes before the start of the show. The auditorium opens 30 minutes before the start of the show.
Will the musical go on tour? For the time being, it will continue to be performed in London, but it has already been announced that there will be another two productions in Hamburg and Broadway.
Which are the cheapest tickets? Cheapest tickets start at 10 pounds, but they sell out very quickly and are hard to come by. It is much easier to find tickets at 19.50 pounds, however: they are located in the last row of the Grand Circle, and they usually have good availability.
You will be able to find level 4 tickets, with a still reasonably cheap price of 35 pounds, in the adjoining rows. Plan your visit with enough time in advance and you will be able to get the best prices.
Throughout 2019, there will be performances from Monday to Saturday at 7:30pm. There are also matinee performances on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2:30pm.
The cast are: Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner, an actress widely acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. She is joined by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner, Madeline Appiah in the role of Zelma Bullock, Lorna Gayle as Gran Georgeanna, Tom Godwin in the roles of Phil Spector and Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson as Rhonda Graam, Aisha Jawando is Alline Bullock, Natey Jones is Richard Bullock and Raymond Hill, Gerard McCarthy is Erwin Bach, Ryan O’Donnell is Roger Davies, Kit Esuruoso as Craig Hill, Jason Langley as Carpenter and Martyn Ware and Baker Mukasa in the role of Ronnie Turner.
What songs will I be able to hear at Tina Turner, The Musical? Nutbush City Limits, Don't Turn Around, Shake a Tail Feather, The Hunter, It's Gonna Work Out Fine, A Fool in Love, Let's Stay Together, Better Be Good to Me, I Want To Take You Higher, River Deep Mountain High, Be Tender with Me Baby, Proud Mary, I Don't Wanna Fight, Private Dancer, Disco Inferno, Open Arms, I Can't Stand the Rain, Tonight, What's Love Got to Do With It?, We Don't Need Another Hero, The Best, Nutbush City Limits, Proud Mary. A set of all-time classics that will let you experience Tina Turner’s life with even more passion.
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