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Matt Henry in Kinky Boot at the Adelphi Theatre

Tuesday, 5th May 2015  

The Cyndi Lauper Musical Opens This September and also Features Killian Donnelly

Earlier this year it was confirmed that Cyndi Lauper’s musical Kinky Boots would be headed to the West End, though it had been rumoured as far back as January last year, and anticipation builds for the production as its September start date draws nearer at the Adelphi Theatre.

Now the cast members set to bring this show to life have been announced, with Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly playing the lead roles of Lola and Charlie alongside Jamie Baugan, Michael Hobbs, Amy Lennox, Amy Ross and Michael Hobbs.

Kinky Boots focuses on a business with a surprising means for recovery. It is based here in the United Kingdom and the business is the manufacture of Shoes. Owner Charlie looks at the dwindling company and lands on an unexpected means of saving it by partnering with drag queen Lola. She doesn’t seem like the obvious choice to save a shoe factory, but her outrageous designs could be exactly what is required to turn things around. Along the way, Charlie and Lola also begin to realise they have more in common than they first thought.

Though this will be the London premiere of the show, Kinky Boots has previously been seen on the other side of the Atlantic. It was first seen in Chicago in 2012 and has since gone on to appear on Broadway in 2013. It is also well known for featuring music and lyrics from pop performer Cyndi Lauper, who had a range of hits in the 1980s, and her presence is likely to be a big draw to audiences as well.

Performer Matt Henry is perhaps best known as a contestant on the hit series The Voice, which saw him reach the finals on the popular show. However, he has also enjoyed a successful musical theatre career on stages around the United Kingdom, from touring versions of Avenue Q to the West End’s The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, as well as The Frontline at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Kinky Boots is set to run at the Adelphi Theatre from Tuesday 15th September 2015 (previews from Friday 21st August 2015).

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