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REVIEW: Kinky Boots by Riccha Grrover

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Kinky Boots, the winner of every major best musical award, will play its last performance on 12 January 2019 after over 1400 performances. An extensive UK tour is launched in last September 2018. A review by Columnist Riccha Grrover for Asian Lite International

 by . A hit with audiences since it opened in September 2015, Kinky Boots, the winner of every major Best Musical award, will play its final performance at London’s Adelphi Theatre on 12 January 2019.

After celebrating its third birthday in the West End in September, Kinky Boots will also embark on an extensive UK tour from autumn 2018 through 2019. The tour will open at Royal & Derngate in Northampton on 19 September 2018, returning to the home of this heart-warming British story, and then visit major cities including Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham. Since opening on Broadway in 2013, Kinky Boots has become an international hit with productions having played in Canada, Australia, Germany and Japan.

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

 by . Kinky Boots has won three Olivier Awards in 2016 for Best New Musical, Best Costume Design and Best Actor in a Musical. 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.

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.

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.

Having won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2016, Kinky Boots continues to raise audiences up night after night and is now booking through to January 2019!

This ‘dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting’ (Time Out) musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. This fun musical has high-kicked its way into London’s glittering West End and proudly proves that sometimes the best way to fit in is to indeed stand out!

This show is a lot of fun and the script plays up the comedy well, offering the cast some brilliantly tongue-in-cheek one-liners. There are well choreographed high octane dance numbers and feet tapping performances. The show manages to uphold a family-friendly feel and tackles the matter of gender and sexuality rather well.

An emotional musical production with all round outstanding performances and singing by all the crew. The story of acceptance, being true to oneself and all about true friendships. The musical boasts of fantastic songs, voices, costumes and story. An absolutely heartwarming spectacle from start to finish!

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