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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Preview: Kinky Boots at Sunderland Empire


KINKY BOOTS, LONDON’S SMASH HIT AND THE WINNER OF EVERY MAJOR BEST MUSICAL AWARD, TO COMES TO SUNDERLAND EMPIRE FROM 24 JUNE – 6 JULY 2019.

TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE FROM 10AM, FRIDAY 13 APRIL 2018.

Kinky Boots
Sunderland Empire
Monday 24th June – Saturday 6th July 2019

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, returning to the home of this heart-warming British story, whilst the West End production continues at the Adelphi Theatre.

Photo: Matt Crockett
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.

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!”

Photo: Matt Crockett
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.”

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."
Photo: Matt Crockett

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. 

Creatives:
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

Casting for the tour will be announced in due course.

Tickets:

Tickets available in person at the Box Office on High Street West,Sunderland from the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022* or online from our affiliate ATG Tickets at http://bit.ly/KinkyBSund*

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