Callum Francis, Kayi Ushe, Paula Lane, and Joel Harper-Jackson to Lead KINKY BOOTS UK Tour
Kinky Boots, the winner of every major Best Musical award, is pleased to announce casting for the upcoming UK tour. Callum Francis will play Lola until 15 December 2018 and Kayi Ushe will play the role from 17 December 2018. Paula Lane, known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street will play Lauren and Joel Harper-Jackson will play Charlie.
The tour will open at Royal & Derngate in Northampton on 19 September 2018, returning to the home of this heart-warming British story, whilst the West End production continues at the Adelphi Theatre until 12 January 2019.
Also joining the Kinky Boots cast will be Demitri Lampra (Don), Adam Price (George) Helen Ternent (Nicola) who will be accompanied by Charlie Allen, Nicola Avino, Lizzie Bea, Joshua St Clair, Connor Collins, Daniel Conway, Shaun Dalton, John Dempsey, Niki Evans, Mary Fox, Scarlet Gabriel, Damon Gould, George Grayson, Portia Harry, Joshua Lovell, Jacob McIntosh, Chileshe Mondelle, Alfie Parker, Fred Smiley, Toyan Thomas-Browne, Andy Watkins and Jason Winter.
Current tour dates include:
Royal & Derngate, Northampton (19 September - 6 October 2018)
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (16 - 27 October 2018)
Newcastle Theatre Royal (29 October - 10 November 2018)
Manchester Opera House (12 November - 1 December 2018)
Edinburgh Playhouse (10 December 2018 - 5 January 2019)
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (14- 26 January 2019)
Regent Theatre, Stoke-on Trent (28 January - 9 February 2019)
Venue Cymru, Llandudno (11 - 16 February 2019)
New Theatre Oxford (18 - 23 February 2019)
Bristol Hippodrome (25 February - 9 March 2019)
Birmingham Hippodrome (11 - 23 March 2019)
Liverpool Empire (25 March - 6 April 2019)
Leeds Grand Theatre (8 April - 20 April 209)
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen (23 April - 4 May 2019)
Kings Theatre Glasgow (6 - 18 May 2019)
Theatre Royal Nottingham (27 May - 8 June 2019)
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield (10 - 22 June 2019)
Sunderland Empire (24 June - 6 July 2019)
Theatre Royal, Plymouth (8 July - 20 July 2019) - Public booking opens 13 July 2018
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (22 July - 3 August 2019)
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (3-14 September 2019)
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.