One of the world’s greatest singers is the inspiration behind a musical which will is coming to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal.
The smash-hit Soul Sister, which is inspired by the life and music of Ike and Tina Turner, opens in the city on 24th June for a five-night run.
The show features Turner’s best-loved hits such as What’s Love Got to Do with It, Proud Mary, Private Dancer, River Deep Mountain High and, of course, Simply the Best.
It follows the highs and lows of the young couple whose relationship crumbled as Tina’s career, which went on to span 50 years, took off.
Playing the lead role of Tina is Jenny Fitzpatrick who has described what impact the singer had on her as a youngster.
She said: “Tina Turner has been one of the biggest musical influences in my life, probably since the first time I heard her singing River Deep Mountain High when I was a kid so it’s an absolute dream to play her in Soul Sister.”
As well as Soul Sister, Jenny has also starred in shows such as Little Shop of Horror, Our House, The Blues Brothers and Ghost.
Soul Sister, which is coming to the Theatre Royal as part of a national tour, is directed by John Miller and Pete Brooks and the choreography has been created by Jason Pennycooke.
It was also nominated in the category of for Best New Musical at this year’s Olivier Awards.
The show is at 7.30pm and there are also matinee performances.
Tickets are priced between £16 and £31 with concessions available.
For further details on the show or to book tickets contact the Box Office on (0115) 989 5555 or visit www.trch.co.uk.