Bill Kenwright and John Miller announce new dates for 2013 for the smash-hit UK tour of SOUL SISTER, the new musical inspired by the music, life and times of Ike and Tina Turner, which caused a sensation in the West End. The show will visit Glasgow, Aberdeen, Swindon, Sheffield, Oxford, Hull, Cardiff, Tumbridge Wells, Cheltenham, Bournemouth, Derby, Belfast, Northampton, Ipswich, and Canterbury. Check out the production photos below!
SOUL SISTER stars Emi Wokoma as 'Tina Turner'. Emi's vocal and dance talents have attracted huge critical and public acclaim since the production's launch and she has subsequently garnered nominations for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and the Whatsonstage.com awards.
SOUL SISTER features all the classic Tina Turner hits including 'What's Love Got to Do with It', 'Proud Mary', 'Private Dancer' 'River Deep Mountain High' and, of course, 'Simply the Best'. The story follows the highs, lows, passions and heartbreak of Ike and Tina as their careers soared whilst their marriage crumbled, ultimately leading to Tina being catapulted to superstardom and heralded as one of the greatest solo artists of all time. Full of heart and soul, electrifying choreography, and stunning musical numbers, SOUL SISTER is sure to have you on your feet, partying the night away.
Tina Turner is arguably one of music's greatest ever live performance and recording artist 'divas', and was named "one of the greatest singers of all time" by Rolling Stone Magazine. With a career spanning over 50 years, her combined album and single sales total approximately 180 million copies worldwide. She has won 9 Grammy Awards, and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, amongst many other accolades and honours.
Emi Wokoma's stage credits include 'Hairspray' at the Shaftesbury Theatre; as one of the Ronettes in 'Little Shop of Horrors' at Birmingham Repertory Theatre; in 'The Bacchae' directed by John Tiffany for The National Theatre of Scotland, and in Trevor Nunn's 'Porgy and Bess' at the Savoy. Chris Tummings will star alongside her as 'Ike Turner'. His many stage roles include in Stratford East's 'The Harder They Come' and 'The Big Life' and in Indhu Rubasingham's production of 'Fabulation' at the Tricycle.
SOUL SISTER Tour Dates Include:
Monday 14 - Saturday 19 January Box Office: 0844 871 7648
Glasgow King's Theatre Website: www.atgtickets.co.uk/glasgow
Monday 21 - Saturday 26 January Box Office: 01224641122
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen Website: www.boxofficeaberdeen.com
Monday 28 January - Saturday 2 February Box Office: 01793 524 481
Wyvern Theatre, Swindon Website: www.wyverntheatre.org.uk
Monday 25 February - Saturday 2 March Box Office: 0114 249 6000
Sheffield Lyceum Website: www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
Monday 4- Saturday 9 March Box Office: 0844 871 3020
New Theatre, Oxford Website: www.atgtickets.com/oxford
Monday 11 - Saturday 16 March Box Office: 01482 300 300
New Theatre, Hull Website: www.hullcc.gov.uk/hullnewtheatre
Monday 18 - Saturday 23 March Box Office: 029 2087 8889
New Theatre, Cardiff Website: www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk
Monday 25 - Saturday 30 March Box Office: 01892 530613
Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells Website: www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk
Tuesday 2 - Saturday 6 April Box Office: 01242 572 573
Cheltenham Everyman Theatre Website: www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Monday 8 - Saturday 13 April Box Office: 0844 576 3000
Bournemouth Pavilions Website: www.bic.co.uk
Monday 15 - Saturday 20 April Box Office: 01332 255800
Assembly Rooms, Derby Website: www.derbylive.co.uk
Monday 29 April - Saturday 4 May Box Office: 02890241919
Grand Opera House, Belfast Website: www.goh.co.uk
Monday 6 - Saturday 11 May Box Office: 01604 624811
Northampton Royal & Derngate Website: www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Monday 13 - Saturday 18 May Box Office: 01473 433 100
Regent Theatre Ipswich Website: www.ipswichregent.com
Monday 10 - Saturday 15 June Box Office: 01227787787
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Website: www.marlowetheatre.com
Emi Wokoma and Company