I went to see The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre in London with my parents last week. It was a date night with the best parents in the world but sadly my brother couldn’t come because he is away in Hong Kong. A huge shame as this show is one of the BEST musicals I have ever seen and I really wanted him to also experience this. Oh well, maybe I will drag him with me again.
As you all know, I am a huge theatre lover and watching theatre whether it is a musical or play is something I do regularly. There has been so much hype about this show so there was a lot of expectation but boy it was worth it. I have worked in west end theatres doing marketing in the past so I know how it all works.
So first is first, the seats. We had the premium seats in the stalls which was a must. I mean to see a show like this having better seats just makes the experience even more amazing.
SIMPLY THE BEST
This show simply was the BEST. The tickets for this show are worth every single penny. This musical is a phenomenal show that explains the life story of Tina Turner. The cast are excellent, especially Adrienne Warren who plays Tina Turner. I would even go as far as saying she was out of this world. One of the most talented people I have ever been lucky enough to see live.
This musical however makes you cry and really shows the struggle Tina Turner went through. From rags to riches and she was an example of an icon who demonstrated that dreams really can come true. Me and mummy actually started crying because the abusive marriage part of the musical was so heart breaking.
The tunes are great and Adrienne Warren is magnificent – my parents also agreed she made the show.
I never really knew much about Broadway performer Adrienne Warren as she is virtually unknown over here, but it’s instantly apparent why she was tapped up for this. She will 100% gain a new fan base here in London and I am now one of them.
The first half of the musical goes back to her childhood of Tina not feeling loved by her mother and being raised by her grandmother.
The musical also focuses on Tina’s marriage to Ike which was abusive and finally falling in love again with Erwin Bach. I really learnt so much about her from this musical. This was unlike any other musical as there was a sing a long at the end which made me feel I was in a concert.