Port Talbot’s Princess Royal Theatre will rock and roll to simply the best Tina Turner hits later this month.
Justine Riddoch and her talented cast will recreate Tina Turner’s greatest hits including River Deep – Mountain High, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits, We Don’t Need Another Hero, Simply the Best, What’s Love Got to Do with It, I Don’t Wanna Lose You and When the Heartache is Over on May 26.
Justine’s show, which along with a full band also features dazzling dancing girls in sequins, feathers, and diamonds, first presented Totally Tina in Liverpool over a decade ago. A Lifetime Achievement Award and other prestigious accolades along the way have earned Justine’s ‘Totally Tina’ a deserved top spot in the musical tribute world.
The cast and crew of Totally Tina are pulling out all the stops this year with the promise of a brand new, custom-made performances featuring a whole host of fresh ideas, coupled with the band’s now famous humour. The production is a heady mix of nostalgia and surprise with all the favourite Tina Turner hits, her best duets, much-loved covers, and the odd twist in the tale.
All the songs are enhanced by the customary flourish of sparkling stiletto heels, flamboyant tail feathers, high energy dance routines and musical genius. There’s plenty of audience engagement and post-show ‘meet and greets’ too, making the Show more personal.
Justine, a past winner of cult talent show, Stars in Their Eyes performing as Anastacia, is known in the business for her enthusiasm and drive, and has been singing professionally for 30 years. She is justifiably proud of her cast and crew who’ve played a huge part in helping her to create the longest running Tina Turner tribute.
She said: “I am thrilled by the success of this production – we have come so far! Having been told on many occasions that I sounded like Tina, I decided to take the plunge and then spent hours familiarising myself with her life story and scrutinising video footage to watch mannerisms and body movements.
We always add our own personality to the Show each year; the element of surprise keeps things fresh, but my aim is to remain faithful to a Tina Turner live concert paying tribute to her career and bring the best version of this amazing woman; her voice, her passion and even her legs, to her many fans.
That’s why we love it when people tell us that they go away feeling as though they have seen the real thing.”