Simply the best music tells story of Ike and Tina

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Soul Sister, the sensational musical inspired by the music, life and times of Ike and Tina Turner, arrives at Wycombe Swan next week.

Presented by Bill Kenwright and John Miller, the show received fantastic reviews during its London run.

Soul Sister at Hackney Empire'13/04/12'Emi Wokomo (Tina Turner) and ensemble'Photo:  Marilyn Kingwill

Soul Sister at Hackney Empire'13/04/12'Emi Wokomo (Tina Turner) and ensemble'Photo: Marilyn Kingwill

Featuring Emi Wokoma as Tina Turner – whose vocal and dance talents have attracted huge critical and public acclaim since the production’s launch – Soul Sister will play at The Swan from November 5-10.

Soul Sister features all the classics including ‘Simply the Best’, ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’, ‘Proud Mary’, ‘Private Dancer’ and ‘River Deep Mountain High’.

The musical follows the highs and lows, the passions and heartbreak of Ike and Tina Turner as their careers blossomed and their marriage crumbled.

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 oabout 180 million copies worldwide. She has won nine 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 stars alongside her as Ike Turner. His many stage roles include Stratford East’s ‘The Harder They Come’ and ‘The Big Life’ and in Indhu Rubasingham’s production of ‘Fabulation’ at the Tricycle.

Soul Sister was devised by John Miller and Pete Brooks; and is directed by Pete Brooks and Bob Eaton. The musical supervisor and arranger is Keith Strachan.

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