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Kinky Boots

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February 18 - 22, 2025

Dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting'

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Why See Kinky Boots?

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starring johannes radebe and dan partridge!

Making dancing, twirling and somersaulting in heels look easy since it sashayed into London's Adelphi Theatre in 2013, Cindy Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's musical has taken the world by storm with its message of acceptance, a cracking pop-filled score and a dizzying amount of fabulousness. Garnering six Tony and three Olivier awards, let your hair down and step on down for this new tour starring Strictly Come Dancing sensation Johannes Radebe and Grease's Dan Partridge.

What's the story?

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

Opening night: 18 February 2025

Cast and Creative

Cast

Johannes Radebe as Lola
Dan Partridge as Charlie Price

Creative

Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Directed by Nikolai Foster

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I saw more foot stomping and cheers in the first act that I've ever seen in a theatre!

The latest in a slew of brit-coms turned musicals comes to town 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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