MUSICAL IN THE MAKING: Tina Turner
MUSIC ICON Tina Turner touched down in London today (December 16) to give her seal of approval for the upcoming musical based on her fascinatiing life.
Turner joined the creative and producing teams in the capital at a private workshop presentation of the new piece.
Collaborating on this world premier are writer Katori Hall, with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, director Phyllida Lloyd, set and costume designer Mark Thompson, choreography Anthony van Laast and musical supervisor Nicholas Skilbeck.
Speaking excitedly about the musical, which still has a way to go before it's complete, Turner said: “We have been working on the musical for over a year now and today I am delighted to be able to share our news as we begin the next chapter of our journey.
“It has been wonderful to collaborate with Katori and Phyllida and to have my story nurtured by such an amazing creative team is thrilling. London has always had a very special place in my heart and it’s wonderful to be back.”
Tali Pelman, group creative director of Stage Entertainment said: “It’s been an honour for us all to collaborate so closely with Tina Turner on this project.
“Tina is a music legend and her iconic songs are matched only by the power and inspiration of her remarkable and moving story.
“We are delighted to be working with Katori Hall, whose writing has a heart and humour that beautifully captures Tina’s life story, and to have the extraordinary director Phyllida Lloyd at the helm of such a talented creative team. It’s been exciting to see the project move into its next phase.”