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Tina — The Tina Turner Musical

Dedicated to the one and only Tina Turner, this musical will be simply the best.
By Sarah Ward
September 28, 2023
By Sarah Ward
September 28, 2023

They call it Tina — The Tina Turner Musical, oh Tina — The Tina Turner Musical — and, while it finally arrived in Australia in May 2023, premiering in Sydney, it's now coming to Brisbane. After debuting in London in 2018, this stage ode to the music icon that's had Aussies dancing to 'Nutbush City Limits' for decades is touring Down Under, making a date with Queensland Performing Arts Centre's Lyric Theatre from Tuesday, July 2, 2024 — with tickets on sale from Thursday, September 28, 2023.

No, it isn't taking to the stage in a church house, gin house, school house or outhouse — or on highway number 19, either. But Tina — The Tina Turner Musical will obviously have the QPAC crowd enjoying Turner's greatest hits in one massive show. The list of musical numbers includes 'Nutbush City Limits', naturally, as well as everything from 'River Deep, Mountain High' and 'Proud Mary' through to 'Private Dancer' and 'What's Love Got to Do with It?'.

For its Aussie run, The Lion King, We Will Rock You, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Ragtime and Moulin Rouge! The Musical star Ruva Ngwenya plays Tina, with In the Heights, Fame: The Musical and fellow Moulin Rouge! The Musical alumni Tim Omaji as Ike Turner.

Penned by Tony Award-nominee and Pulitzer Prize-winner Katori Hall, plus Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, and directed by fellow Tony-nominee Phyllida Lloyd, Tina — The Tina Turner Musical clearly has quite the story to tell. The show steps through Turner's life and fame, including growing up in Nutbush, Tennessee, the hard work that led to her career, all of those aforementioned hits, her 12 Grammy Awards, her volatile time with Ike and her huge solo success.

If you're a fan, Turner herself summed it up — yes, it's simply the best.

Images: Daniel Boud.

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