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Totally Tina

The UK’s number one Tina Turner tribute act: ‘Totally Tina’ comes to the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Saturday 4th May


It must be a strange experience to be known as the number one tribute act to any global superstar but, for Justine Riddoch, it’s just part and parcel of being a fantastic performer paying tribute to one of music’s greats.
‘It’s dynamic, sparkling, and definitely emotional,’ laughs Justine, as she gives me an insight into the show she’s been doing for nearly 10 years. With the number of awards her show has picked up, it come as no surprise that the show is a big one. Her enthusiasm is infectious and, as she describes what sounds like a fantastic night of entertainment, I already feel like I’m there.


‘We’ve got over 22 costume changes, we’ve got all the decades of music you can think of, we’ve got 5 musicians, 4 sexy dancers,’ Justine tells me in her scouse accent, which she can effortlessly change to Tina’s American twang. ‘We want the audience on their feet and dancing as if they’re at a real Tina concert.’


This feel good, get-up-and-make-you-dance show promises to be a fantastic one, helped in no small part by Justine’s love for both performing and for Tina. ‘There’s a sheer power when you’re performing, you can’t help getting swept away in it,’ says Justine, ‘there’s a lot of Justine in Tina and a lot of Tina in Justine!’


Whether you’ve been a Tina fan for your life, or you’re just curious about exploring the catalogue of one of the world’s greatest ever performers, this is definitely a show worth catching.


Totally Tina will be at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Saturday 4th May. You can get tickets here: https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/totally-tina/aylesbury-waterside-theatre/

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