Kinky Boots, the winner of every major Best Musical award, will be coming to Hull New Theatre from 11-23 November 2019 as part of its first-ever UK tour.
From a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan, Kinky Boots is the heart-warming tale of Charlie Price who is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family shoe business, 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.
Inspired by true events, the show has proved an international success, scooping three Olivier Awards, three WhatsOnStage gong as well as six Broadway Tony® Awards.
With a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles) and songs by Grammy® and Tony® Award-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about friendship, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.
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!”
Direction and choreography comes from by two-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, who 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 ."
Tickets from www.hulltheatres.co.uk.