REVIEW | Kinky Boots | Adelphi Theatre, London

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS

is what you are guaranteed to come out saying as you leave the theatre after seeing Kinky Boots.

I went with my mom and sister to go see the sassiest musical on the West End last week. My sister had been raving about Kinky Boots ever since she first saw it back in January. You can find her review from earlier this year by clicking here.

Kinky Boots, the Olivier Award winning musical with songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, tells the story of Charlie Price (David Hunter) as he takes over his late father’s shoe factory, Price & Son. With the shoe factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola (Matt Henry), a fabulous performer in the need of sturdy stilettos.

Inspired by true events, this joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit was brought to life on the big screen in 2005, with Oscar® nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor as the dazzling Lola, before being transformed into a hit Broadway musical. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles) this striking musical proudly proves that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out!

Kinky Boots is the ultimate feel good, sassy, happy show and you will find yourself grinning throughout. In true Cyndi Lauper-style, the songs are fun, poppy and just oh so incredibly 80s.

Matt Henry was absolutely incredible as Lola. He was sassy and divaish and has the most amazing versatile voice that can easily switch from the powerful dance songs like ‘Land of Lola’ and ‘Sex is in the Heel’ to the soft ballads like ‘Not My Father’s Son’ which is a guaranteed tear-jerker.

David Hunter makes a great Charlie Price, overcoming initial judgement to collaborate with Lola and her angels to produce the ultimate sassy heeled boots. ‘Soul of a Man’ is a tune and a half and is guaranteed to be stuck in your head for a good few days (at least).

The costume design by Gregg Barnes is absolutely to die for.  The costumes of Lola and her angels are fabulous and full of glitz and glamour. Girls, you will leave ultra jealous that all of Lola’s Angels are approximately 14568954673% better at walking/dancing/doing just about anything in heels than you are and could ever hope to be.

Brendon Urie from Panic! at the Disco is Charlie Price on Broadway until 6th August so yano, if anybody has the money to spare, I promise I’m fun and I will make your time ultra enjoyable if you fancy taking me on a spontaneous trip to New York.

Production Images by Helen Maybanks

Buy tickets to see Kinky Boots

Adelphi Theatre

Box Office
Strand
London
WC2R 0NS

Tel: 020 3725 7068

You can also buy tickets online by clicking here.

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