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Tina Turner musical confirms West End dates

Phyllida Lloyd directs the world premiere of Katori Hall's musical

Phyllida Lloyd and Tina Turner
© Hugo Glendinning

Dates for the world premiere production of Tina – a new musical based on the life of Tina Turner – have been announced.

The musical, which has been written by Katori Hall (The Mountaintop) with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, will begin previews at the Aldwych Theatre in London's West End from 21 March, with an official opening on 17 April 2018. The production is currently booking until 16 June and tickets go on general sale at 10am on 22 September.

On the news, Turner said: "I am so excited to be bringing my musical to the West End! London is a place that means so much to me and had such a big impact on my music and my life. Returning now to tell my full story, in the city I love, feels like an important chapter and is truly exciting."

The production will be directed by Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!, Donmar's Shakespeare Trilogy), with choreography by Anthony van Laast, set and costume designs are by Mark Thompson, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Nevin Steinberg and orchestrations by Ethan Popp. Casting is to be announced in due course.

Rock'n'roll legend Turner's career has spanned over half a century. As one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, her hits include "What's Love Got To Do With It", "River Deep - Moutain High" and "Proud Mary".

Tina runs at the Aldwych Theatre from 17 Aprili to 16 June, with previews from 21 March.