Press Release

6 October 2021

The West End hit production of Tina – Tina Turner the Musical have paired up with Refuge

The West End hit production of Tina – Tina Turner the Musical is delighted to have paired up with Refuge national domestic abuse charity to celebrate their 50th anniversary since opening the world’s first refuge.

A special performance of Tina – Tina Turner the Musical will take place this Sunday, 10 October 2021.

With a cast led by Aisha Jawando and Jammy Kasongo as Tina and Ike, Chanel Haynes who plays the role of Tina at some performances each week and is an active supporter of Refuge will join the pre-show reception.

For the month of October, when you book through the website for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical patrons will have the opportunity to add a £3 donation per booking for Refuge.

Ruth Davison Refuge CEO said: ‘Tina Turner epitomises the thousands of women Refuge supports every day – women who are resilient and, like Tina, are survivors of domestic abuse. With one in four women across the country experiencing domestic abuse at some time in their lives, this is an issue that should concern us all.

Refuge is delighted that the Tina Turner Musical team is raising awareness and funds for our vital life-saving and life-changing work at this wonderful West End gala event. 50 years ago, Refuge opened the world’s first refuge – yet still domestic abuse remains rife across the country today.

Refuge wants women to know that if they are experiencing domestic abuse they are not alone and that we are here to support them. Thank you to the cast and the production team for supporting our work – together we are shining a light on domestic abuse and ensuring women across the country know how they can access support.’

Chanel Haynes said: “When I got the call that I had been chosen to play Tina in our musical. I was going to live my dream. But there was one thing I didn’t prepare for – how to properly channel the physically-abusive aspect of her life. I asked a dear friend of mine who survived her abusive past to reveal to me and pour into me her pain. After hearing her story, I vowed, I would use this opportunity to shine light on those that need it most. That’s when I found Refuge. Refuge is a lighthouse, and I want to be one of God’s daughters that fuels it’s flame.”

Tali Pelman, Producer of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Refuge in their 50th anniversary year and we hope our charity performance will help to highlight and amplify their hugely important work. Tina Turner has led an extraordinary life and we hope our show serves as a legacy of her inspirational message and her triumph over adversity. We are looking forward to a very special afternoon.”

Tina – Tina Turner the Musical which is based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner and produced in association with Tina Turner herself is currently booking to 26 June 2022. The critically acclaimed production received its world premiere in April 2018 in London and subsequently broke all Box Office records at the Aldwych Theatre.

This new musical reveals a comeback story like no other, of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of racism, sexism and ageism to become the global Queen of Rock n’ Roll. Tina – Tina Turner the Musical is a celebration of resilience and an inspiration of triumph over adversity.

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, Tina – Tina Turner the Musical is choreographed by Anthony van Laast, with set and costume designs by Mark Thompson, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Jeff Sugg and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.

Tina – Tina Turner the Musical is produced in the West End by Stage Entertainment, Joop van den Ende and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner.

See It safely

Tina – Tina Turner the Musical is fully committed to the safety of our audience, performers, staff and everyone who works at or visits our theatre. To help us welcome audiences back safely, we have taken care to meet Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and are partnered with Society of London Theatre’s ‘See It Safely’ campaign. Patrons can find out more at about the safety measures that have been put in place ready for their visits.


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Listings information:

Theatre: Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF
Dates: 28 July 2021 – 26 June 2022
Performances: Monday at 7pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm and Sunday at 3pm
Box Office: 0845 200 7981
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About Refuge:

Refuge supports more than 7,000 women and children on any given day, and runs the National Domestic Abuse Helpline, which is the gateway to accessing specialist support across the country. More than one in four women in England and Wales experiences domestic abuse at some point in their lifetime, and two women a week are killed by a current or former partner.
Please signpost to Refuge’s National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247, available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for free, confidential specialist support. Or visit to fill in a webform and request a safe time to be contacted or to access live chat (live chat available 3pm-10pm, Monday to Friday). For support with tech abuse visit

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