Kinky Boots the Musical is now running at London’s Adelphi Theatre!
Based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Kinky Boots the Musical tells the same story of a down-on-its-luck Northampton shoe factory. Kinky Boots follows Charlie Price, a wannabe London high-flyer who, to his dismay, inherits his late father’s beloved business and feels he needs to salvage the company. With the help of a flamboyant drag queen, Charlie aims to revolutionise the face of transgender footwear! (Read the full story on my Synopsis and Songs page!)
Kinky Boots features music and lyrics by pop superstar Cyndi Lauper, with a book by Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Gypsy). Kinky Boots originally opened on Broadway, marking Lauper’s debut as a Musical Theatre songwriter.
Marching onto Broadway in 2013, Kinky Boots won an outstanding six Tony Awards, including the prestigious award for Best New Musical. In 2016, the musical won three Olivier Awards, also including Best New Musical. To find out more about the show’s awards, visit the awards page!
Kinky Boots premiered pre-Broadway at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago on October 2nd 2012. After a bit of tweaking, the show made its official Broadway transfer and opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on the 4th April 2013. Shortly after, the musical confirmed a London transfer and opened on September 15th 2015.