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West End Run in Tina Turner the Musical Extended for Myles Grant

Myles - Tina Turner, West End - Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools

When we last talked to Myles, he was making his West End debut with Tina Turner the Musical. He has just found out his time with the show has been extended, making it the perfect time to catch up with Myles’ experience in the production so far.

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical tells the story of the singer who hailed from Tennessee and overcome great obstacles to become the legendary Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Congratulations Myles! How did you feel when you heard the news that you were continuing with Tina Turner the musical?

When I heard the news that I was continuing with the Tina Turner Musical, I was totally overjoyed and excited. I only expected to be there for 6 months, so having an extension feels absolutely awesome.

Tell us a little about your role? 

Well, I play the role of Tina Turner’s youngest son, Craig. Due to my contract I’m unable to discuss the role, so come and see the show!

What has been your best or favourite moment so far?

My best and favourite moment is just having this once in a life-time experience, being able to perform in front of a packed theatre every week. I feel as though I have achieved a great deal of confidence and learned a lot from being around so many professional actors.   

How do you think Jigsaw helped you? 

Having been a member of Jigsaw Watford for a while, they have a fantastic talented team who have encouraged and supported me from day one and believed in me. Jigsaw allowed me to be myself and always taught me to perform as if it was my last ever performance, meaning always do my best.

How do you balance performing with school and other things you like to do? 

Since being in The Tina Turner Musical, my school Lanchester Community Free School have been totally supportive and have encouraged other young pupils like myself to follow their dreams.

Although I know I don’t see my friends as much these days due to my busy schedule, they do understand. I know they think I must be having a lot of fun just being in the musical, but I still do normal stuff like school homework and read as much as I can so I’m not behind in my studies. Mum and Dad always tell me that I must have a plan B if Plan A doesn’t work out. Education is first and foremost.

What are your favourite musicals and what would be your dream role in the future? 

My obvious favourite musical is The Tina Turner Musical. My other favourite musicals are Lion King, Motown and School of Rock. If I were to pick a dream role to have in the future, it would be a superhero who saves the world. People always love the good guy and a great ending.

Thanks to Myles for answering our questions and congratulations again on your great achievement!  

Tina Turner is currently running at the Aldwych Theatre in London. For more information and to book tickets, visit www.tinathemusical.com.

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