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Stage star lands part in Tina Turner musical

Bermudian Candace Furbert is simply the best after the performer landed a part in a show in London's prestigious West End based on the career of singing legend Tina Turner.

Ms Furbert, a singer and dancer, will appear in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.

The show's website said Ms Furbert will be a “swing” in the show — an understudy for several parts.

Ms Furbert wrote on her Facebook page: “The cat is finally out the bag and I'm proud to say I'm a part of this amazing original cast of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical West End!

“Ohhhhh I'm so excited and I just can't hide it. Thank you Tina Company for believing in me to bring your visions to the stage and being such a great support thus far.”

Ms Furbert is an experienced performer on the London stage.

She was a part of the original London cast of The Book of Mormon and played the Dragon in the UK touring production of the Shrek musical.

She last year appeared in the hit show Dreamgirls in London.

Ms Furbert was in the limelight in Bermuda in the 2016 Troika production of The Colour Purple, where she played Celie.

The Tina Turner show was written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by Phyllida Lloyd.

The Tina Turner musical will open in March at London's Aldwych Theatre.

Tickets are already available through the show's website.

Candace Furbert (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published November 25, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated November 24, 2017 at 10:23 pm)

Stage star lands part in Tina Turner musical

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