Cast Announced for Kinky Boots The Musical in London

Kinky Boots The MusicalWith the cast for Kinky Boots The Musical in London’s West End now announced with Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry portraying the central characters of Charlie and Lola at the heart of the story. Joining them are Amy Lennox (Lauren), Jamie Baughan (Don), Amy Ross (Nicola) and Michael Hobbs (George).

Killian Donnelly’s previous role was in Memphis The Musical and is a tremendously popular West End actor – with previous credits including The Phantom of The Opera, The Commitments and Billy Elliot the Musical.

Director and choreographer, Jerry Mitchell said: “Casting the entire London company of Kinky Boots has been an amazing and energizing experience; each character has a true individual significance in this show and that makes it so special. We are delighted to have found our Lola and Charlie in the hugely talented Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly. Both gentlemen will bring effortless charm and sensational voices to the show. I am really looking forward to working with all my wonderful cast on Kinky Boots, which will be my 7th production in the West End.

Further adult cast includes Gemma Atkins, Paul Ayers, Jeremy Batt, Arun Blair-Mangat, Marcus Collins, Emma Crossley, Jordan Fox, Callum Francis, Robert Grose, Gillian Hardie, Chloe Hart, Sophie Isaacs, Luke Jackson, Robert Jones, Adam Lake, Catherine Millsom, Sean Needham, Tim Prottey-Jones, Verity Quade, Javier Santos, Dominic Tribuzio, Alan Vicary, Michael Vinsen and Bleu Woodward.

Kink Boots Cast Announced

The UK premiere of Kinky Boots, will open in the West End on 15th September at the Adelphi Theatre, with previews from 21st August 2015. With a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical, and the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

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9th July 2015

Kinky Boots The Musical

Kinky Boots The Musical is heading to London 2015

Kinky Boots The MusicalKinky Boots The Musical has music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy-winner Cyndi Lauper and a book by Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein. The popular musical is based on the 2005 film Kinky Boots by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, which was inspired by true events, the musical recounts the story of Charlie Price, who inherits a shoe factory from his father. To save the business, Charlie forges an improbable partnership with cabaret performer and drag queen, Lola. With Lola’s help, Charlie devises a plan to produce a line of high-heeled boots. In the process, he and Lola find out that they are not so different after all.

Kinky Boots takes you from the factory floor to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price, played by Killian Donnelly (Memphis, The Commitments, Billy Elliot, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables), is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the shoe factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, played by Matt Henry (Avenue Q, Saturday Night Fever, Miss Saigon), a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

Following the show’s creation in 2006, the creative team was put together by 2010. The first of Kinky Boots premiered at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago in October 2012, with direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell, and starring Stark Sands and Billy Porter as Charlie and Lola, respectively. The musical made its Broadway debut at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on April 4, 2013 following previews that began on March 3, 2013. The musical began its US tour in 2014.

Not received fantastically by theatre critics and at the box office, at first, than another 2013 Broadway production, Matilda the Musical, Kinky Boots entered the 2013 awards season as an underdog. The production earned a season-high 13 nominations and 6 Tony wins, including Best Musical and Best Score for Lauper in her first outing as a Broadway songwriter, making her the first woman to win alone in that category. The musical’s cast album premiered at number one on the Billboard Cast Albums Chart and number fifty-one on the Billboard 200 chart.

Kinky Boots The Musical has previews at the Savoy Theatre London from 21st August 2015 and Opening Night on 15th September 2015.

Kinky Boots The Musical London
Book: Harvey Fierstein
Composer & Lyricist: Cyndi Lauper
Director & Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell
Set Designer: David Rockwell
Costume Designer: Gregg Barnes
Lighting: Kenneth Posner
Sound: John Shivers
Musical Supervision, Arrangements & Orchestrations: Stephen Oremus

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

17th March 2015