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‘Everybody Say Yeah!’ First UK Tour of Hit Musical Kinky Boots Struts into Wolverhampton!

Kinky Boots London Company 2017 2018 Photo by Matt Crockett 6095 RTKinky 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 visit Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 16 – Saturday 27 October 2018, whilst the West End production continues at the Adelphi Theatre.

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!”

The tour will open in Northampton and 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 ."

Press & PR Manager at the Grand Theatre, Scott Bird, said: “it is hugely exciting to be one of the first venues announced on the UK tour of Kinky Boots. It is a show with big heart and even bigger heels! The production is a huge success around the world and it’s certainly going to leave Wolverhampton audiences feeling fabulous!”

Tickets for Kinky Boots will on sale to Friends Of The Grand at 10am on Saturday 4 November and public sales open at 10am Monday 6 November at the Grand Theatre Box Office in person, by calling 01902 429212 or online at www.grandtheatre.co.uk.

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