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Brand new musical that is Simply the Best!

Posted: 02 May 2013
Brand new musical that is Simply the Best!

Inspired by the life and times of Ike and Tina Turner, brand new musical Soul Sister comes to the New Victoria Theatre, Woking from Tue 28 May - Sat 1 June.

Direct from its triumphant run in the West End the show stars the magnificent 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 awards.

The show features all the classics 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.

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.

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.

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