Tina – The Tina Turner Musical! Review

Recommended Age: 13+
By: Suzanne England
Date: April 2019

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The Aldwych theatre is right in theatre land next to the Waldorf hotel and very easy to find. The stalls were down stairs with the toilets very close by and surprisingly modern.


After a fair bit of research we decided to splash out on front row seats.

My husband is tall so leg room is always an issue. I was however, at 5ft5 a bit worried about the stage height for myself.

Our seats were AY 9&10.

Once we sat down I was instantly relaxed, there is loads of room to put coats bags shoes etc (yes I do take my shoes off)

The chairs were comfortable and I knew the view would be great.

I did a quick walk around to check out the view from further back. It’s quite a small theatre and for a moment I thought maybe I should have gone for cheaper seats at the back as I think the view would still be excellent.

As soon as the show started my choice of the front row was confirmed as being the right one. I could see the whole stage just missing the occasional feet . No annoying conductor in the way. Having the actors right in front of us was bloody brilliant and apart from the distracting head mics I couldn’t have been happier.

The story is quite tough with domestic violence and racism featuring heavily. There was lots of swearing including some F-bombs! so I wouldn’t recommend this show for little ones. I would though, happily take my teenagers. Recommend at least 13+

This was the 1st night for the new Ike and Tina. I must admit that when I found out Adrienne Warren (the original Tina) was leaving and I would be seeing someone else, I was a little disappointed.

I hadn’t seen the show before so I can’t say how Nkeki Obi-Melekwe compares to Adrienne but boy was she good.

In fact she was absolutely fantastic.

The whole cast were amazing, with Tina’s mum and sister also standing out. The show blew us away. She really did shake her thang’ and sing her socks off. We both loved it so much.

I had grown up with my mum and dad listening to Tina’s CD’s, and loving the music but I had never really appreciated everything she went through to become the musical icon she is today.

Such a strong woman.

The show just got better and better with the most wonderful finale, like a live Tina Turner concert where you are encouraged to join in.

Tina got a little emoshe’ and the standing ovation was thoroughly deserved by all!

If you are not keen on Tina Turners music then your probably not going to love it as much . But you don’t have to be a fan to really enjoy this show.

I left feeling truly energised and that’s how I like theatre to make me feel. Buzzing!

I saw a few shows this year but Tina the musical was Simply the best!.

If you get the chance to go and see it you won’t regret it. X


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