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Until January 12, 2019

Broadway sends a British film back home as a hit musical that's as fun as it is frequently fabulous.

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Why See Kinky Boots?

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The Well-heeled Olivier-winning musical!

Don't miss Kinky Boots, must close 12 January 2019!

Price and Sons spent the last century making a range of shoes for men, and now they're spending this century making shoes for a range of men! Based on a true story, Kinky Boots is the uplifting story of unlikely friendship, finding your passion, overcoming prejudice and recognising that underneath it all, we're not so different.

Bursting onto Broadway in 2013 and sweeping the Tonys, it's been lighting up the West End since 2015. With a sassy rock, funk and classic musical theatre inspired score by Cyndi Lauper. Be liberated by this emotional and upbeat show that brings the all the glitz and glamour you need for a fantastic night out at the theatre!

LAND OF LOLA: WHAT KINKY BOOTS IS ALL ABOUT

Set in Northampton, London-bound Charlie Price is surprised to suddenly inherit his beloved father's shoe factory and even more surprised to find that handmade men's dress shoes are no longer quite as in vogue as they used to be. Facing closure, a dejected Charlie chances upon Lola, the charismatic, brassy and fabulous drag queen and finds himself forming an unlikely business partnership, creating custom shoes for drag queens, which will change their lives forever...

DID YOU KNOW?

Kinky Boots is based on the 2005 film starring Joel Edgerton and Chiwetel Ejiofor but that in turn was based on the true story of family run shoe factory W.J. Brooks Ltd that fought to save their business by creating fetish footwear for men under the name 'Divine Footwear'.

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Dates

Previews from: 22 August 2015

Opening night: 15 September 2015

Audience

Kinky Boots is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards.

Run time

Two hours and 25 minutes, including a 15-minute interval

Cast and Creative

Cast

Oliver Tompsett as Charlie
Simon-Anthony Rhoden as Lola
Natalie McQueen as Lauren 
Sean Needham as Don
Bleu Woodward as Nicola
Antony Reed as George

Ensemble
Jed Berry, Momar Diagne, Lauren Drew, Dale Evans, Jemal Felix, Jordan Fox, Rosie Glossop, George Grayson, Robert Grose, Keith Higham, Melissa Jaques, Ben Jennings, Robert Jones, Adam Lake, Georgia Louise, Suzie McAdam, Jane Milligan, Robin Mills, Emma Odell, Jon Reynolds, Tom Scanlon and Dominic Tribuzio



Creative

Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell
Scenic Design by David Rockwell
Costumes by Gregg Barnes
Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner
Sound Design by John Shivers
Musical Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus

Awards

2016 OLIVIER AWARD AWARDS

MasterCard Best New Musical
Best Costume Design
Best Actor in a Musical

2016 Olivier Award Nominations

Best Costume Design
Autograph Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music
Best Theatre Choreographer
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical
MasterCard Best New Musical

2015 evening standard theatre awards

Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical (as voted for by the public)

2013 TONY AWARDS

Best Musical
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre - Cyndi Lauper
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Billy Porter
Best Choreography - Jerry Mitchell
Best Orchestrations - Stephen Oremus
Best Sound Design of a Musical - John Shivers

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What we thought

Fun clever ENTERTAINING

Kinky has clearly already won over London, eliciting more foot stomping and cheers in the first act that I've ever seen on the West End

The latest in a slew of brit-coms turned musicals comes to the West End in glorious, high-kicking style. Kinky Boots is a laugh-a-minute celebration of individuality served with huge helpings of sassiness, tenderness and breathtaking musicality

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