Kinky Boots a shoe-in for success at Adelphi Theatre

Kinky Boots. Photo Matthew Murphy.
Kinky Boots. Photo Matthew Murphy.

Tickets go on sale on March 2 for the UK premiere of Kinky Boots, the feel-good multi award-winning musical that opens at London’s Adelphi Theatre on September 15.

The show, which began as a British cult movie, has a well-heeled pedigree with a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell.

The show has already won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical, and the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

Inspired by a true story, and based on Geoff Deane and Tim Firth’s film, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price who has reluctantly inherited his father’s Northampton shoe
factory.

Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save the family business from bankruptcy, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola.

A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns
out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be.

As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible.

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig said: “We are thrilled and deeply honoured to be bringing Kinky Boots back home to British shores, where this inspirational story is set.

“The show is big-hearted and filled with joy and we trust that it will be warmly embraced by audiences in the UK.”

Jerry Mitchell added: “I am delighted to see this big-spirited musical arrive in London. Kinky Boots is very close to my heart, and I am really looking forward to staging it here with
a British cast.”

Kinky Boots opens for previews August 21.

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