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Cyndi Laupers Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre

Sunday, 8th Feb 2015  

Hit Broadway Musical Making its London Debut Late in the Summer of 2015

Just over a year ago rumours began to emerge of a West End debut for the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots, based on the British film of the same name. Sources such as BBC News indicated that it would be arriving on UK shores in 2015 at an undisclosed location, giving audiences in the capital the chance to witness a show that has music from the well known 80s pop star Cyndi Lauper.

Now more details have finally emerged as the show is confirmed for the Adelphi Theatre, the current home of Made in Dagenham, with a start date indicated for August 2015.

The plot is centred on a shoe factory here in the UK, and the surprising means for saving the establishment. The business is failing and the young owner, Charlie Price, puts together a partnership with someone he thinks has the ability to save it for him. This is Lola, a drag queen, and she might seem like an unlikely partner for a shoe company, but during the course of the story she suggests some outrageous footwear designs and as things progress it seems that she and the owner might have more in common with one another than original thought.

The show first emerged in the US in 2012 with a production in Chicago. However, it was its run at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre in 2013 that cemented its success as it landed six Tony Awards and immense popularity with audiences.

This is thanks to a talented team that brought it all together, including pop star Cyndi Lauper who provided the score. She is best known for hit songs like Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Time After Time, True Colors and The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough, among others, as well as albums such as She’s So Unusual and True Colors. However, she has also performed onstage in the likes of The Threepenny Opera and in films such as The Opportunists. Kinky Boots is the first time she has put together a high profile musical and it earned her a Tony Award for Best Score for musical numbers like Sex Is In The Heel, Everybody Say Yeah and In This Corner, among others.

Directed by Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots runs at the Adelphi Theatre.from 15th September 2015 (previews from 21st August 2015). 

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