TINA: The Tina Turner Musical - West End

TINA: The Tina Turner Musical
New musical brings Tina Turner to life on the West End stage in the Tina Turner Musical
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History of The Aldwych Theatre


The Aldwych was built as a pair with the then Waldorf Theatre (now called the Novello Theatre), both being designed by W.G.R. Sprague. Funded by Seymour Hicks, in association with the American impressario Charles Frohman, and built by Walter Wallis of Balham, the ornate decorations were in the Georgian style. The theatre was constructed on the newly built Aldwych.

The Aldwych Theatre opened on 23 December 1905 with a production of Blue Bell, a new version of Hicks' popular pantomime Bluebell in Fairyland. In 1906, Hicks' The Beauty of Bath, followed in 1907 by The Gay Gordons played at the theatre. In February 1913 the theatre was used by Serge Diaghilev and Vaslav Nijinsky for the first rehearsals of Le Sacre du Printemps before its controversial première in Paris later that year. In 1920, Basil Rathbone played Major Wharton in The Unknown. From 1925-1933, The Aldwych Theater became the home of Ben Travers's farces, also known as The Aldwych Farces. Members of Travers's company included Ralph Lynn, Tom Walls, Yvonne Arnaud, Norma Varden, Mary Brough, Winifred Shotter and Robertson Hare. In 1933, Richard Tauber presented and starred in a new version of Das Dreimäderlhaus at the Aldwych under the title Lilac Time. From the mid-1930s until about 1960, the theatre was owned by the Abrahams family.

Post-war years and Royal Shakespeare Company

Vivien Leigh, who had won an Academy Award for the film version, appeared in a 1949 production of A Streetcar Named Desire at the Aldwych Theatre London, which was directed by her husband, Laurence Olivier. Bonar Colleano co-starred as Stanley.

On 15 December 1960, after intense speculation, it was announced that the Royal Shakespeare Company of Stratford-upon-Avon was to base its London productions in The Aldwych Theatre for the next three years. In fact they stayed for over 20 years, finally moving to the Barbican Arts Centre in 1982. Among many notable productions were The Wars of the Roses, The Greeks, and Nicholas Nickleby, as well as numerous Shakespeare productions.

During absences of the RSC, the Aldwych theatre hosted the annual World Theatre Seasons, foreign plays in their original productions, invited to London by the theatre impresario Peter Daubeny, annually from 1964 to 1973 and finally in 1975. For his involvement with these Aldwych Theatre West End seasons, run without Arts Council or other official support, Daubeny won the Evening Standard special award in 1972.

In 1990-91, Joan Collins starred in Private Lives at London's Aldwych Theatre. Other notable recent productions are listed below. The theatre is referred to in Julio Cortázar's short story Instructions for John Howell (Instrucciones para John Howell) in the anthology All Fires the Fire (Todos los fuegos el fuego).

The Aldwych Theatre is amongst the many West End theatres that are reported to be haunted.

Aldwych Theatre Recent Productions

An Inspector Calls (August 25, 1993 – January 21, 1995)

Indian Ink (February 27, 1995 – January 6, 1996) by Tom Stoppard

The Fields of Ambrosia (January 31, 1996 – Februayry 11, 1996) by Joel Higgins and Martin Silvestri

Present Laughter (February 27, 1996 – April 20, 1996) by Noel Coward

Tolstoy (April 30, 1996 – May 18, 1996) by James Goldman

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (November 6, 1996 – March 22, 1997) by Edward Albee

Tom and Clem (April 14, 1997 – July 26, 1997) by Stephen Churchett

Life Support (August 5, 1997 – October 18, 1997) by Simon Gray

The Boys in the Band (October 29, 1997 – December 20, 1997) by Mark Crowley

Amy's View (January 14, 1998 – April 18, 1998) by David Hare

Whistle Down The Wind (July 1, 1998 – January 6, 2001) by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman

The RSC's The Secret Garden (February 27, 2001 – June 2, 2001) by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon

Mahler's Canversion (October 2, 2001 – November 3, 2001) by Ronald Harwood

Thunderbirds FAB (December 11, 2001 – January 6, 2002) by Andrew Dawson, Gavin Robertson from Gerry Anderson

Top Girls (January 9, 2002 – February 2, 2002) by Caryl Churchill

Mother Clap's Molly House (February 8, 2002 – March 23, 2002) by Mark Ravenhill and Matthew Scott

Bedroom Farce (April 8, 2002 – June 29, 2002) by Alan Ayckbourn

Fame – The Musical (September 6, 2002 – April 22, 2006) by Jacques Levy and Steve Margoshes

Dancing In The Streets (April 27, 2006 – July 16, 2006)

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage (September 28, 2006 – ) by Eleanor Bergstein

A Round-Heeled Woman (30 November 2011 – 14 January 2012)


The Aldwych Theatre Current Production

Top Hat – The musical (April 2012 – ), by Irving Berlin




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StartsWednesday, 21 March 2018
EndsSunday, 18 December 2022
Running Time3hr (inc. interval)


VenueAldwych Theatre
Address49 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DF
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Nearest TubeCovent Garden/Holborn/Charing Cross /Temple
Seating PlanView Seating Plan

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Important Notice

Please note: Tina Turner will not be appearing in this production. This production has a strict no exchange or refund policy in regard to the appearance of any particular artist which cannot be guaranteed. #### Covid Certification We are trialling a Covid Certification system for the comfort and reassurance of all our audience members. We request that all audience members** please present ONE proof of Covid certification** which must be from the following options: **Proof of full vaccination with any vaccine approved by the World Health Organization**, should you have received both doses at least 14 days prior to your performance time. You can present this certification via the NHS Covid Pass within the NHS App or NHS Covid Pass letter or any internationally recognised equivalent, or by presenting your vaccination certificate (or a copy of it). **OR** **Proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test via the NHS Covid App** or a text message or email from NHS Test and Trace, or an internationally recognised equivalent. This test must be taken within 48 hours of your performance time. **OR** Should you have **natural immunity based on a positive PCR test taken within 10-180 days prior to the date of the performance**, please present this proof via the NHS Covid Pass within the NHS App. *Please note that this only applies to audience members aged 18 and over. Attendees under the age of 18 will be asked for verbal confirmation (by them or by a parent or guardian on their behalf) that they have not tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 10 days and are not currently displaying symptoms of Covid-19*. **Face Masks / Coverings** During your visit, we ask that you please wear a face covering at all times out of consideration for those around you. If you are exempt for medical reasons, please speak to a member of our team.