Tina Turner musical comes to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre, direct from West End
Direct from London’s West End, the smash hit Ike and Tina Turner musical Soul Sister is making its way to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre from Mon 29 Oct to Sat 3 Nov to tell the passionate and heartbreaking story of this legendary musical duo.
Featuring all the classic songs including Simply the Best, What’s Love Got to Do With It, Proud Mary, Private Dancer and River Deep Mountain High, this acclaimed musical follows the highs and lows of Ike and Tina Turner as their careers blossomed and their marriage crumbled.
The role of Tina Turner will be played by Emi Wokoma, who has attracted huge critical and public acclaim since the show launched on London’s West End. Her previous stage credits include Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Little Shop of Horrors at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Trevor Nunn’s Porgy and Bess at the Savoy. Chris Tummings will star alongside her as Ike Turner.
“Wokoma’s sensational turn as Tina should be the making of her… a voice that could make your hair stand on end.” **** Daily Telegraph
Although often remembered for the violence, Ike and Tina Turner’s life was also a love story about two people who, against all the odds, achieved great things. Soul Sister is their romantic tragedy, brought to life on stage.
Using projection and film on stage, as well as innovative choreography and flamboyant stage costumes, the show plots Tina Turner’s rising fame throughout the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.
“Emi Wokoma needn’t worry about whether she’s going to be able to pay the rent for the foreseeable future: stardom surely awaits.” **** The Guardian
Tina Turner is arguably one of music’s greatest ever live performance and recording artist ‘divas’, and was named “one of the greatest singers of all time” by Rolling Stone Magazine. With a career spanning over 50 years, her combined album and single sales total approximately 180 million copies worldwide. She has won nine Grammy Awards, and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, amongst many other accolades and honours.
Tickets for Soul Sister are available now from the box office on 024 7655 3055 priced from £21.25 to £31.25 or via www.belgrade.co.uk where cheaper tickets are available.