About Kinky Boots

Winner of 6 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards, Kinky Boots is the hottest show in town! Featuring a score from Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and direction and choreography from Tony winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) this hilarious and moving Broadway musical is a celebration of the friendships we can discover in the most unexpected of places, and the belief that you can “change the world when you change your mind”.

Kinky Boots has everything you could look for in an evening’s entertainment – effortlessly catchy tunes, spectacular dance sequences and an emotional punch to boot. Exploring themes of father/son relationships and the acceptance of those who are different through celebrating individuality, this Olivier Award winning show will raise your spirits and have you dancing in the aisles of the Adelphi Theatre

WHO'S IN IT?: KINKY BOOTS CAST

Simon-Anthony Rhoden takes on the role of Lola, with David Hunter (Once, One Man,Two Guvnors) as Charlie, alongside Verity Rushworth, Alan Mehdizadeh, Bleu Woodward and Michael Hobbs. The company also features Jed Berry, Momar Diagne, Lauren Drew, Dale Evans, Jemal Felix, Jordan Fox, Rosie Glossop, George Grayson, Robert Grose, Keith Higham, Melissa Jacques, Ben Jennings, Robert Jones, Georgia Louise, Jane Milligan, Robin Mills, Sean Needham, Emma Odell, Antony Reed, Jon Reynolds, Tom Scanlon and Dominic Tribuzio.

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What's the story?

Based on a true story and adapted from the 2005 Miramax film of the same name, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price. On the sudden passing of his father, Charlie reluctantly inherits the family’s Northampton shoe factory and returns home, giving up his new life in London. Desperately battling with his own doubts of where he fits in in the world, Charlie struggles to uphold his father’s legacy and save the factory from closure. But help arrives in the most unexpected of forms – local cabaret star Lola.

This fabulous drag queen’s penchant for sturdy stilettos may just be the re-making of the Price & Son shoe factory. Under Lola and Charlie’s supervision, the factory begins to produce “kinky boots” - women’s shoes for men – and hope that this hare-brained scheme may actually turn around the fortunes of the floundering company. Strutting their stuff all the way to a high-profile fashion show in Milan, these fabulous boots help uncover the common ground between two very different men, establishing a solid friendship in an unlikely duo and allowing them to finally be comfortable in their own shoes.

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Kinky Boots Performance Dates & Times

Mon
  • 19:30
  • 1:00
Tue
  • 19:30
Wed
  • 14:30
  • 19:30
Thu
  • 19:30
Fri
  • 19:30
Sat
  • 14:30
  • 19:30
Sun
  • -

Facts & Figures

The day after winning the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical, the show sold a record breaking $1.25million worth of tickets. The musical went on to recoup its initial $30 million investment after just 30 weeks!

On 2 December 2015 the first international production of Kinky Boots opened at the Chungmu Art Hall in Seoul, South Korea.

Cyndi Lauper was the first solo woman to win the Tony Award for Best Score.

The cast recording won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.  

Kinky Boots songs

Act I
  • "Price & Son Theme/The Most Beautiful Thing"
  • "Take What You Got"
  • "Land of Lola"
  • "Charlie's Soliloquy"
  • "Step One"
  • "Sex is in the Heel"
  • "The History of Wrong Guys"
  • "Not My Father's Son"
  • "Everybody Say Yeah"
Act II
  • "Price & Son Theme" (reprise)
  • "What a Woman Wants"
  • "In This Corner"
  • "Charlie's Soliloquy" (reprise)
  • "Soul of a Man"
  • "The History of Wrong Guys"
  • "Hold Me in Your Heart"
  • "Raise You Up/Just Be"

Kinky Boots Soundtrack Playlist

Adelphi Theatre

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Where is Kinky Boots?

409-412 Strand London WC2R 0NS
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176
  • Parking: St Martin's Lane Hotel (4mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Strand) 23, 139, 176, N6, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Northern
  • Directions:

    (3mins) Head out onto the main road Strand. Cross the street where possible and go right (approx. 150 metres). The theatre is on your left.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible