Tina — The Tina Turner Musical (London) London Reviews and Tickets
Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Must see
About the Show
Olivier Award nominated musical which follows the life of 12-time Grammy Award winner Tina Turner.
The life of global music sensation Tina Turner, who has sold over 100 million records worldwide, is celebrated in this hit jukebox musical.
In a career which spans 5 decades, the musical tells the story of the 'Queen of Rock and Roll' and how she overcame adversity to become an international phenomenon. Featuring Tina Turner's greatest hit songs such as 'Proud Mary', 'What's Love Got to Do It' and 'Simply the Best'.
With book by Olivier and Pulitzer Prize Award winner, Katori Hall ('Our Lady of Kibeho', 'Children of Killers', 'The Mountaintop') and directed by Phyllida Lloyd ('Mamma Mia! The Movie').
Is a feelgood jukebox musical the absolute best medium to tell a story about domestic abuse? Put crudely, that is the problem at the heart of big-budget global premiere...Don’t get me wrong: it’s an entertaining night, brilliantly performed.
Despite the show’s creative pedigree, with Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd at the helm and a book by The Mountain-top writer Katori Hall, nothing about the production is particularly interesting or innovative. It’s a standard bio-musical...
What a pity, then, that this musical never fully sparks into life...Yet the material surprisingly lacks rigour, too often staying in soft-focus when a more forensic examination is required...
"Is a feelgood jukebox musical the absolute best medium to tell a story about domestic abuse? Put crudely, that is the problem at the heart of big-budget global premiere ‘Tina'. The erstwhile Anna Mae Bullock’s eventful life and beloved back catalogue are perfect subjects for adaptation. But too often Phyllida Lloyd’s production struggles to make a sensitive synthesis of the two...Lloyd directs fluidly and at a pace, but there is, also, a weird feeling of it being clogged with ephemera."
[The] greatest hits should satisfy the Tina superfans, but there’s an unresolved tension here between producing a genuinely satisfying musical drama, and just surrendering to a great night out. This mould-breaking artist deserves more.