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Kinky Boots coming home

Tickets go on sale today for the smash West End musical Kinky Boots which is coming to Royal & Derngate next year.

The story of how a Northamptonshire shoe firm found a fabulous new path to success is known around the world thanks to the hit movie and now the hit stage show which has delighted audiences in the West End and Broadway.

R&D spokesman Amanda Howson said: “We’re delighted to be able to announce that the UK tour of Kinky Boots will be opening in Northampton, at Royal & Derngate, in September next year, bringing this heart-warming story back to its home town!”

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The Kinky Boots press statement is as follows:

Kinky Boots, the winner of every major Best Musical award, is pleased to announce that it will embark on a UK tour from autumn 2018. The tour will open at Royal & Derngate in Northampton on 19 September 2018 (running till 6 October), returning to the home of this heart-warming British story, whilst the West End production continues at the Adelphi Theatre.

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.

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.

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.
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Composer and Lyricist, Cyndi Lauper said: “It has been a wonderful adventure and a privilege for me, to play a part in creating Kinky Boots. Everyone can relate to this universal story, and I am overwhelmed that people in the UK have embraced it with open arms. I am thrilled that this fabulous show will be touring the country!”

Book writer, Harvey Fierstein said: “The inspiring story of Kinky Boots will soon complete its full circle journey from Northampton to the silver screen to Broadway and London and now, at last, back home to Northampton as it embarks on a national UK tour. How often does that happen? It’s been an absolute thrill to witness the giant heart of our show raise audiences up out of their seats in clamorous joy night after night in the West End and I am now so glad to experience its homecoming.”
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Director and Choreographer, Jerry Mitchell said: “I am delighted to see this big-spirited musical going on tour. Kinky Boots is very close to my heart, and I am really looking forward to taking this British musical all over the UK .”

Kinky Boots is produced by Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Playful Productions, CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergère, Allan S. Gordon & Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy and Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein & Dorsey Regal, Independent Presenters Network, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Brian Smith/Tom & Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp, and Jujamcyn Theaters, in association with Cameron Mackintosh.

KINKY BOOTS

KINKY BOOTS by Fierstein, , Writer – Harvey Fierstein, Director – Jerry Mitchell, Composer – Cyndi Lauper, Music – Stephen Oremus, Scenic Designer – David Rockwell, Costume Designer – Gregg Barnes, Lighting Designer – Kenneth Posner, Sound Designer – John Shivers, The Adelphi Theatre, London, UK, 2015, Credit – Johan Persson – www.perssonphotography.com /

Book: Harvey Fierstein

Composer & Lyricist: Cyndi Lauper

Director & Choreographer:              Jerry Mitchell

Musical Supervision,

Arranger & Orchestrator: Stephen Oremus

Scenic Design:             David Rockwell

Costume Design: Gregg Barnes

Lighting Design:            Kenneth Posner

Sound Design:                 John Shivers

Hair Design: Josh Marquette

Make-up Design: Randy Houston Mercer

Supported locally by Trickers

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Wednesday 19 September to Saturday 6 October 2018

Eves 7.30pm (except Fri 28 Sept & Fri 5 Oct 5pm & 8.30pm)

Sat mats – 2.30pm

Official UK Tour Website: www.kinkybootsthemusical.co.uk/uk-tour

Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/KinkyBootsUK

Official Twitter: www.twitter.com/KinkyBootsUK

Ticket prices: £16 – £55.50*

* A charge of £3 applies for all transactions over £15. Does not apply to Groups, Friends or Disabled Patrons, and is per-transaction, not per-ticket.

Booking:

Box Office 01604 624811

www.royalandderngate.co.uk

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