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NEWS: Verity Rushworth & Simon-Anthony Rhoden lead new Kinky Boots cast, Show extends to March 2018

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KINKY BOOTS, the winner of every major Best Musical award, is pleased to announce that Simon-Anthony Rhoden will take on the role of Lola and Verity Rushworth, popular with TV viewers for her role as Donna Windsor in ITV’s Emmerdale, will star as Lauren from Monday 10 July 2017. KINKY BOOTS, which recently played its 700th performance at London’s Adelphi …

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WATCH LIVE: #OlivierAwards shortlists announced today, Video & live-tweeting

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Shortlists for the 2017 Olivier Awards with Mastercard are announced at 12:00 GMT today. Watch the live video and follow along with @MyTheatreMates‘ live-tweets right here! Want to contribute? Tweet @MyTheatreMates also using the #OlivierAwards hashtag and we’ll pull you into our stream, all saved here for posterity! Today’s announcements are hosted by 2016 Olivier Award winners Denise Gough (Best Actress …

NEWS: #OlivierAwards & #AlsoRecognised winner Kinky Boots extends to 2017

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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.

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40th anniversary #OlivierAwards: What They Did For Love

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The glory of the night for me came in the form of 15 past Best Actress in a Musical winners filing onto the stage at the Royal Opera House to sing “What I Did for Love” from A Chorus Line. A wonderful mix of stars who each brought something to the emotional number. Among them were super-talented ladies and favourites: Joanna Riding, Katie Brayben, Maria Friedman, Ruthie Henshall, Janie Dee, Sharon D Clarke and Samantha Spiro. I was particularly overjoyed to see Sara Crowe and Nichola McAuliffe in the line-up, because you don’t necessarily link them with musical theatre, yet both are real triple threats.

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NEWS: Gypsy, Kinky Boots & Dench among big #OlivierAwards winners

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Dame Judi Dench wins record eighth award – receiving more Olivier Awards for acting than any other performer Chichester Festival Theatre’s transfer of Gypsy wins the most awards this year for a single production, including Best Actress in a Musical for Imelda Staunton and Best Musical Revival Kenneth Cranham and Denise Gough win Best Actor and Best Actress National Theatre …

KINKY BOOTS – West End

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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.

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KINKY BOOTS – West End

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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.

Press pass: Reviews and everything else you need to know about Kinky Boots

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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 […]