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Kinky Boots London Company 2017-2018

Rebecca Pizzey

Editorial assistant

Kinky Boots to step out on UK tour

6:13, 6th November 2017

Acclaimed West End production Kinky Boots is to tour the UK from September 2018, it was today announced. The run at London’s Adelphi Theatre will continue during the tour.

The production is inspired by the true story of a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton, which is struggling to survive in a tough economic climate – until performer Lola arrives.

Kinky Boots has won every major Best Musical award, including three Oliviers, three WhatsOnStages and six Broadway Tonys. Direction and choreography is by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, who also worked on Hairspray and Legally Blonde.

‘It has been a wonderful adventure and a privilege for me, to play a part in creating Kinky Boots,’ said composer and lyricist Cyndi Lauper. ‘Everyone can relate to this universal story and I am overwhelmed that people in the UK have embraced it with open arms. I am thrilled that this fabulous show will be touring the country.’

Book writer Harvey Fierstein also expressed his delight at the news: ‘It’s been an absolute thrill to witness the giant heart of our show raise audiences up out of their seats in clamorous joy night after night in the West End, and I am now so glad to experience its homecoming.’

Tour dates and locations

  • Royal & Derngate, Northampton, 19 Sept – 6 Oct 2018
  • Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 16-27 Oct 2018
  • Newcastle Theatre Royal, 29 Oct – 10 Nov 2018
  • Manchester Opera House, 12 Nov – 1 Dec 2018
  • Edinburgh Playhouse, 10 Dec 2018 – 5 Jan 2019
  • Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, 14-26 Jan 2019
  • Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, 28 Jan – 9 Feb 2019
  • Bristol Hippodrome, 25 Feb – 9 Mar 2019

Further locations and dates are to be announced soon. Tickets can be bought from individual theatre box offices, and further information about the show can be found at www.kinkybootsthemusical.co.uk/uk-tour

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