Kinky Boots comes to the Alhambra

When I first saw Kinky Boots I had no idea what to expect, but I absolutely loved it. Now Yorkshire folk have a second chance to see the fantastic musical as it comes to the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford very soon.

The musical has to date won three Olivier awards and three WhatsOnStage Awards. It’s written by four-time Tony award-winner Harvey Fierstein and has songs by the legendary pop icon Cyndi Lauper, so it’s no wonder it’s so popular.

But it’s the celebration of difference, friendship and acceptance that makes this feel-good show so excitingly different. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a struggling gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

The cast includes Kayi Ushe who will play the role of Lola, Paula Lane, known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, will play Lauren and Joel Harper-Jackson will play Charlie. The cast I saw in Leeds were fantastic so I’m hoping the momentum of the UK tour has kept spirits up and performance quality high!

Cyndi Lauper says: “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!”

Catch the show at the Alhambra theatre, Bradford, from 15th – 26th October.

 

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