Wow, what can I say, but go and book your tickets for this show now, it is pure value for money. Cameron Mackintosh offers an incredibly cinematic production of Boublil and Schonberg’s musical, Les Misérables.
Now, Laurence Connor and James Powell’s new production of Les Misérables (seen on Broadway a few years ago) gives Les Mis a fresh look which will assure its longevity.
Original West End cast members Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry will return to the London production of Kinky Boots when it is filmed later this month for future worldwide screening.
I caught up with Toby Miles who is about to make his West End debut in the long-running musical Les Misérables. We talked about his dreams, how it felt to be joining such an iconic musical, and his journey so far.
Killian Donnelly will play Jean Valjean in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the Boublil and Schönberg musical Les Misérables.
West End musical theatre group, The Barricade Boys, have announced a massive line-up of guest stars for their limited Christmas Cabaret season, which runs at London’s The Other Palace Studio from 5 to 23 December.
From Monday 22 January 2018, David Thaxton will return to the West End cast of LES MISÉRABLES at the Queen’s Theatre in the role of ‘Javert’. Thaxton previously played ‘Javert’ in 2014, and has also played the role of ‘Enjolras’ in the West End production of the long-running Boublil and Schonberg classic.
From Monday 12 June 2017, there will be major cast changes at the West End production of LES MISÉRABLES. Amongst those joining the long-runner are Killian Donnelly as Jean Valjean and Carley Stenson as Fantine.
Olivier award-winning actor Matt Henry extends his role as Lola in West End hit KINKY BOOTS and David Hunter joins the new cast as Charlie Price, replacing Killian Donnelly, from 15 August 2016.
Kinky Boots, the huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, today announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 14 January. Since winning the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots is now the winner of every major Best Musical award. Tickets for this extended period will go on sale from Monday 11 April 2016.
Kinky Boots, Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, today announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 24 September 2016. Tickets for this extended period will go on sale from Monday 1 February 2016.
On this week’s bumper podcast, the London theatre bloggers discuss West End musicals Kinky Boots and Dusty, as well as Off-West End plays Hatched ‘n’ Dispatched, The Man Who Had All the Luck and And Then Come the Nightjars.
Two years after its Broadway debut, Kinky Boots strides into London’s Adelphi Theatre, helmed by Jerry Mitchell who is evidently looking to repeat the show’s award-winning success over here.
Based on the BBC film of a decade ago – in turn inspired by true events – Kinky Boots tells of a Northampton based shoe factory facing closure, that stumbles across the idea of making women’s fashion thigh-length boots but built for a man’s body. As their kinky boots go down a storm amongst the transvestite and drag community, the company is saved.
If the shoe fits, they say, wear it. But in truth there’s always been a bit of a size differential between Kinky Boots, the modest urban Brit-flick, and the Cyndi Lauper/ Harvey Fierstein musical that it spawned. Lauper’s score resides principally in the funk and spunk of cross-dressing catwalk glamour while the somewhat dowdy spirit of Northamptonshire – the vernacular of the piece – is barely hinted at in the “Price and Son Theme” of the opening number.
This morning I’m delighted to be in agreement with most of the overnight critics awarding a slew of four stars to last night’s opening: the London premiere of another New York import. Of course, this import has a strong British pedigree. I’m talking about Kinky Boots, of course, the Broadway musical based on the 2005 […]
THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR DANCING. IF YOU DARE. Sequins, feathers, glitter, two and a half hours of hurtling from one noisy shining set-piece to another, this is more of a gig than a drama. If you’re fine with that … Continue reading →
Perhaps I should have taken a helicopter to Grange Park Opera to see Bryn Terfel’s Tevye instead of a milk cart that got stuck in traffic. Still, it meant I saw an astonishing show in Woolwich instead…..
In my Theatre Diary last week, I recommended two new musicals – Urinetown and The Scottsboro Boys, both originated in New York and given UK premiere productions Off-West End before transferring in the past few weeks. Now, I can add two more major new West End musicals to your must-see list, which I had the […]