Post-Show Drinks – Encore Radio Podcast: Aisha Jawando

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Aisha Jawando in Tina - The Tina Turner Musical. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Post-Show Drinks, a musical theatre podcast showcasing actors from the West End and beyond.

In this episode, we sit down with West End star Aisha Jawando.

Aisha’s currently playing the role of Tina Turner in the London production of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre.

In this episode, we actually meet Aisha for a Pre-Show Drink, as she tells us about the routine she has to get ready for a show. Aisha also tells us about the advice she received from Tina Turner, why she struggles to take praise for her performances, and how a performer should never turn the volume down on the tannoy in their dressing room.

Listen to the episode below or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Show notes: 

0:00 – 2:50 – Aisha talks us through her pre-show routine.

3:08 – 7:27 – Aisha tells us about her time with Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, how she worked her way to the top, and what happened the first time she took on the lead role.

7:40 – 8:49 – Aisha took over the role from Adrienne Warren – who now plays Tina on Broadway. Aisha tells us what she learnt from Adrienne.

8:54 – 10:59 – Aisha tells us about her favourite songs in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.

11:15 – 12:55 – Aisha remembers what it was like to meet Tina Turner herself.

13:58 – 15:05 – Aisha tells us about performing in The Lion King

15:30 – 18:43 – Everyone loves praise, don’t they? Aisha tells us why she struggles to take centre stage during the curtain call.

19:04 – 20:53 – Aisha reveals why a performer should never turn off the tannoy in their dressing room.

22:37 – 25:04 – Aisha plays Prompt Corner.

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