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SOUL SISTER to tour the UK & Ireland after West End season at London's Savoy Theatre

FOR A STRICTLY LIMITED WEST END SEASON AT LONDON’S SAVOY THEATRE 
PRIOR TO A UK TOUR 
SOUL SISTER
THE BRAND NEW MUSICAL
inspired by the music, life and times of
Ike & Tina Turner

Bill Kenwright and John Miller present a strictly limited West End season of SOUL SISTER, the new musical inspired by the music, life and times of Ike and Tina Turner, which caused a sensation during its inception at the Hackney Empire. The show will then tour the UK and Ireland from 1 October – 8 December, playing York, Milton Keynes, Dublin, Coventry, High Wycombe, Southampton, Darlington and Edinburgh.

Featuring Emi Wokoma as ‘Tina Turner’ - who’s vocal and dance talents have attracted huge critical and public acclaim since the production’s launch - SOUL SISTER will play at the Savoy Theatre from 20 August – 29 September 2012, with a press night on 23 August at 7pm.

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 ‘diva’s’, 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.

Evening Standard “Emi Wokoma’s unstoppable…  her voice soars to ever greater heights”
Timeout “Boy does newcomer Emi Wokoma blaze… Seven letters for Wokoma’s performance: RESPECT”
Daily Telegraph “Wokoma’s sensational turn as Tina should be the making of her… a voice that could make your hair stand on end”
The Guardian “Emi Wokoma needn’t worry about whether she’s going to be able to pay the rent for the foreseeable future: stardom surely awaits”

SOUL SISTER was devised by John Miller and Pete Brooks; directed by Pete Brooks and Bob Eaton and designed by Laura Hopkins, with musical staging by Jason Pennycooke. The musical supervisor and arranger is Keith Strachan.

WEST END LISTINGS INFORMATION
20 August - 29 September

The Savoy Theatre,                                                                                          
London                                                                                                           
WC2R 0ET

Box Office: 0844 871 7687

Performances:
Mon - Sat 7.30pm
Matinee Wed/Sat 2.30pm

£25.00 - £57.50 excluding fees

SOUL SISTER TOUR DATES
Monday 1 – Saturday 6 October                                                                        
Grand Opera House, York                                                                        
Box Office: 0844 847 2322

Monday 8 – Saturday 13 October                                                   
Milton Keynes Theatre 
Box Office: 0844 871 7652                                                                                 

Monday 15 – Saturday 20 October                                                      
Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin                                                      
Box Office: 0818 719 377

Monday 29 October – Saturday 3 November                                   
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry                                                                        
Box Office: 024 7655 3055

Monday 5 – Saturday 10 November                                                     
Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
Box Office: 01494 512 000                                                                     

Monday 12 – Saturday 17 November                                                    
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton                                                      
Box Office:  02380 711811

Monday 19 – Saturday 24 November                                                
Civic Theatre, Darlington
Box Office: 01325 486555                                                                        
  
Monday 3 – Saturday 8 December                                                  
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
0131 529 6000
www.festivaltheatre.org.uk                                                                       

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