Aisha Jawando, who has been with the Company since its world premiere in Spring 2018, steps up to play the title role in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical from 8 October 2019. Having originally played Tina’s sister Alline Bullock, Jawando has subsequently performed the iconic role of Tina at certain performances.
Tina Turner said: “I first met Aisha during early rehearsals for our show. She was in our original West End Company playing my sister Alline and I loved her performance. It has been special to watch her journey with us and see the development of her extraordinary talent. I am so pleased that Aisha will now lead our company through its next chapter here in London.”
Aisha Jawando said: “I have loved being part of this show from the very beginning, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play this exceptional role. Tina Turner is such an inspirational woman and I hope that I continue to make her proud.”
Based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical will continue its open-ended run in London at the Aldwych Theatre with new seats on sale this Autumn.
Jawando takes on the leading role from Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, who will join the Broadway company later this year to play Tina at certain performances. Adrienne Warren, who originated the role here in the West End, will lead the Broadway cast.