Soul Sister, the musical inspired by the lives of Ike and Tina Turner, comes to Blackpool Opera House next week as part of a national tour.
Nominated for Best New Musical at this year’s Olivier Awards, it runs from Monday to Saturday.
It features all the classic hits including What’s Love Got to Do with It, Proud Mary, Private Dancer, River Deep Mountain High and, naturally, Simply the Best. The story follows the well-documented highs and lows of the couple’s careers which led to Tina being catapulted to superstardom and heralded as one of the greatest solo artists of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine.
With a career spanning more than 50 years, her combined album and single sales total 180 million copies worldwide, with nine Grammy Awards, and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Jenny Fitzpatrick plays her on stage and her own West End and regional theatre credits include Little Shop of Horror, Our House, The Blues Brothers and Ghost.
Box office: 01253 625 252 or www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk
Marti Pellow’s latest incarnation is Che in Evita, when it comes to Salford’s Lowry arts centre from Monday to August 10.
The former Wet Wet Wet lead singer’s West End and musical credits include Witches of Eastwick, Chess, Jekyll and Hyde, Chicago and Blood Brothers and he joins Evita fresh from a tour to launch his new solo album Hope.
Madalena Alberto – who starred as Piaf, and Fantine in the 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables – plays the title role.
Box Office: 0843 208 6005or www.thelowry.com.