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Kobna Holdbrook-Smith cast in Tina Turner musical

Kobna Holdbrook Smith
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Kobna Holdbrook-Smith will play Tina Turner’s former husband in a new musical about the star’s life.

He joins the previously announced Adrienne Warren, who plays the title role in the world premiere of Tina.

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, the world premiere of the new musical will run at the Aldwych Theatre from March 21, currently boking until June 16. Press night will be on April 17.

Madeline Appiah will play Tina’s mother, while Jenny Fitzpatrick will play the alternate Tina.

Further cast members to be announced also include Lorna Gayle, Tom Godwin, Francesca Jackson, Aisha Jawando, Natey Jones, Gerard McCarthy, and Ryan O’Donnell.

They are joined by ensemble members Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Keisher Downie, Kit Esuruoso, Jammy Kasongo, Sia Kiwa, Jason Langley, Kayleigh McKnight, Baker Mukasa and Tanisha Spring and swings Derek Aidoo, Gavin Alex, Edward Bourne, Candace Furbert, Hannah Jay-Allan and Rodney Vubya.

Choreography is by Anthony van Laast, with set and costume designs by Mark Thompson, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Jeff Sugg and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.

Tina is produced by Stage Entertainment, Joop van den Ende and Tali Pelman, in association with Turner.