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Kinky Boots The Musical - Edinburgh Playhouse


Last night I had the opportunity to see the incredible, funny and thought provoking performance of Kinky Boots at the Edinburgh Playhouse.

I had no idea what the story was and have never seen the film. The musical has left it's mark!

"Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Taken" - Lola

© Rob McDougall

Kinky Boots The Musical - Edinburgh Playhouse

Kinky Boots, the winner of every major Best Musical award, comes to Edinburgh Playhouse from Monday 10 December 2018 – Saturday 5 January 2019.

Story

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

Kinky Boots_Paula Lane (Lauren) ©Helen Maybanks

Cast

Kayi Ushe (Lola/Simon) has several theatre credits including The Crucible, A Little Night Music (Storyhouse, Chester); Motown the Musical(Shaftesbury Theatre); Wonderland (UK Tour); The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre); Avenue Q (UK Tour); Kisses on a Postcard (North Devon Theatres); Fame the Musical (Italian tour) and Crazy for You (London Palladium).

Paula Lane (Lauren) has appeared on stage in Be More Martyn (Southwark Playhouse) and The Bengal Lily (Manchester Royal Exchange). Her television and film credits include Coronation Street; Doctors; Heartbeat; The Royal; Going Postal and War Wounds.

Joel Harper-Jackson (Charlie Price) has numerous theatre credits including Pieces of String (Mercury Theatre); Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus(The Other Palace); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (UK Tour), Jesus Christ Superstar (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (The Aldwych Theatre); Little Women (Hope Mill Theatre); Picture Perfect (St James); Pacific Overtures (Union Theatre);Rent (UK Tour) and West End Women (UK Tour). His film credits include The Curse and Abu Ghraib.

Demitri Lampra (Don) has appeared on stage in both The Jungle Book (Image Musical Theatre) and The Wind in the Willows (UK tour).

Helen Ternent (Nicola) has several theatre credits including Jersey Boys (Piccadilly Theatre); The Pajama Game (Shaftesbury Theatre); Stephen Ward (Aldwych Theatre); Viva Forever (Piccadilly Theatre); Hairspray! (UK Tour); High School Musical 2 (UK Tour Fame (UK Tour); We Will Rock You (Vienna/Zurich); The Three Musketeers (Berlin); Mamma Mia! (Cyprus).

Adam Price (George) has multiple theatre credits including Privates On Parade (MGC, Noel Coward Theatre); Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre);Hairspray (UK Tour); Blood Brothers, Oliver Twist, Ghosts of Scrooge (Library Theatre); Babes in Arms, The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The Boys From Syracuse (Crucible, Sheffield); Guys & Dolls, Fat Pig - The Musical (Leicester Haymarket);The Red Balloon (Bristol Old Vic); Notre Dame (Oxford); The Merry Widow, Ghosts Of Ruddigore (Opera Della Luna); Make Some Noise, One Step Beyond (Stratford East); A Hole In The Fence (White Bear Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Hampstead Theatre) and The Dark Side (UK Tour). His television and film credits include Family Affairs; Eastenders; May To December; Coppers; The Cuckoo Sister; Grange Hill; Just Good Friends; Executive Stress and Young Soul Rebels.

Also in the Kinky Boots cast are Charlie Allen (Nicola) who will be accompanied by Charlie Allen,Nicola Avino, Joshua St Clair, Connor Collins, Daniel Conway, Shaun Dalton, John Dempsey, Scarlet Gabriel, Mary Fox, Damon Gould, George Grayson, Portia Harry, Joshua Lovell, Jacob McIntosh, Chileshe Mondelle, Alfie Parker, Fred Smiley, Toyan Thomas-Browne, Andy Watkins and Jason Winter.

©Rob McDougall

UK Tour

Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre has become a favourite with UK theatregoers having won three Olivier Awards for Best New Musical, Best Costume Design and Best Actor in a Musical for Matt Henry who played Lola. Kinky Boots also won the London Evening Standard BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical as well as three WhatsOnStage Awards for Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical and Best Choreography.

With a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles), and songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award including three Olivier Awards, three WhatsOnStage Awards as well as six Broadway Tony® Awards.

Kinky Boots is produced by Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig and Playful Productions, in association with Cameron Mackintosh.

Shows taking place throughout the UK in over 21 locations until November 2019.

©Rob McDougall

Wowing The Audiences of Edinburgh!

WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT KINKY BOOTS THE MUSICAL ON TOUR

Evening Standard - "A GLORIOUS HIGH-KICKING ROMP" ****

Digital Spy - "HILARIOUS, HEARTWARMING AND A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN" *****

Time Out - "DAZZLING, FABULOUSLY SASSY AND UPLIFTING" ****

The Times - "AN ABSOLUTE HOOT OF A SHOW" ****

Metro - "THE THIGH'S THE LIMIT FOR CYNDI LAUPER'S KINKY KICK-ASS SHOW" ****

The Guardian - "THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOE-BUSINESS" ****

LISTING DETAILS

KINKY BOOTS

EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE

Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA

MON 10 December 2018 – SAT 5 JANUARY 2019

Mon – Thu & Sat 7.30pm | Fri 5pm & 8:30pm | Matinee performances Wed & Sat 2.30pm

HOW TO BOOK

Online: www.atgtickets.com/Edinburgh

Box Office: 0844 871 3014*

*fees apply.

#KinkyBoots #EdinburghPlayhouse #Musical #CyndiLauper #MichellesMonologues

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