NEWS: Oliver Tompsett & Natalie McQueen are poised to play Charlie and Lauren in Kinky Boots from June

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From 4 June 2018 there will be major changes in the West End cast of Kinky Boots with Oliver Tompsett playing Charlie Price and Natalie McQueen playing Lauren. They join Simon-Anthony Rhoden who continues as Lola.

Sean Needham will play Don, Cordelia Farnworth will continue as Nicola and Antony Reed will play George.

Also joining Kinky Boots from the same date will be Abbey Addams, Jak Allen-Anderson, Louis Clarke-Clare, Daniel Downing, David Haydn, Graham Kent, Christopher Parkinson, Hannah Price, Anna Stolli and Olivia Winterflood.

Continuing in the show are current cast members Jed Berry, Momar Diagne, Jemal Felix, Jordan Fox, Rossie Glossop, Robert Grose, Keith Higham, Ben Jennings, Robert Jones, Suzie McAdam, Emma Odell, Jon Reynolds and Tom Scanlon. David Hunter (Charlie) and Verity Rushworth (Lauren) will play their final performances on 2 June 2018.

Kinky Boots has played more than a thousand performances at London’s Adelphi Theatre and a new booking period has now opened, running until 5 January 2019. The musical has won three Olivier Awards in 2016 for Best New Musical, Best Costume Design and Best Actor in a Musical. The show has a book by Harvey Fierstein, songs by Cyndi Lauper and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell.

Bios (of new cast members)

Oliver Thompsett (Charlie Price) has numerous theatre credits including Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls (Phoenix); Galileo in We Will Rock You (Dominion); Drew Boley in Rock of Ages (original London cast, Dominion); Fiyero in Wicked (Apollo Victoria); Phil Davis in White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Starlight Express (The Other Palace); The Royal Hunt of the Sun (directed by Trevor Nunn, The National); Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales); Harry Lytton in Over My Shoulder (Wyndham’s).

Natalie McQueen (Lauren) has a range of theatre credits including The Mad Hatter in Wonderland (European premiere UK and Ireland tour); alternate Sara and u/s Narrator in Murder Ballad (Arts Theatre); Éponine in Les Misérables (Pimlico Opera); ensemble/standby Elphaba and Nessarose in Wicked (Apollo Victoria); Angela St Angelo and u/s Florence in Chess (Union); Young Éponine in Les Misérables (Palace); Eva, Sewer Child in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Palladium).

Sean Needham (Don) has an array of theatre credits including Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales); Wicked (Apollo Victoria); Norman Petty in Buddy (Duchess, UK and European tours); Joe’s Dad in Our House; Return to the Forbidden Planet; Gunmetal Blues; Judas in Godspell; The Great Gatsby; Two and Two Make Sex; Our Man in Havana; Treasure Island; John Smith in Run for Your Wife; Bouncers; You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (Tour); Prince in Cinderella (Birmingham Hippodrome, QDOS); Waltz of the Toreadors; The Wizard of Oz; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Leicester); Sailor Beware and Curtain Up on Murder.

Antony Reed (George) has appeared in Kenneth Branagh’s The Entertainer (Garrick); Roger in the original cast of Jolson (Victoria Palace); Bert Healey/Drake in Annie (UK and international tour); Mamma Mia! (international tour); Lord Evelyn Oakley in Anything Goes, Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby, Crazy for You (all UK tours); Rico in Copacabana (Watermill Theatre); Roll Over Beethoven (Queen’s, Hornchurch); Buttons in Cinderella (Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds).

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