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Cast announced for Kinky Boots UK tour

The hit West End musical embarks on its first UK tour this September.

Winner of every major Best Musical award, Kinky Boots has been a smash hit since it opened in 2013. Now, as the show gears up for a brand new UK tour from September, it announces its brand new cast.

Joining the tour will be Callum Francis as Lola – who recently played the same role in the Australian tour of the show – he’ll be appearing as the fierce performer until 15 December 2018, when Kayi Ushe takes over the role.

Paula Lane, best known for her role as Kylie Platt in ITV’s Coronation Street, will play Lauren, while Joel Harper-Jackson – whose theatre credits include the UK tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Jesus Christ Superstar at Regents Park Open Air Theatre – will play Charlie.

Also joining the cast are Demitri Lampra (Don), Adam Price (George), Helen Ternent (Nicola) who will be accompanied by Charlie Allen, Nicola Avino, Lizzie Bea, Joshua St Clair, Connor Collins, Daniel Conway, Shaun Dalton, John Dempsey, Niki Evans, Mary Fox, Scarlet Gabriel, Damon Gould, George Grayson, Portia Harry, Joshua Lovell, Jacob McIntosh, Chileshe Mondelle, Alfie Parker, Fred Smiley, Toyan Thomas-Browne, Andy Watkins and Jason Winter.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award including three Olivier Awards, three WhatsOnStage Awards as well as six Broadway Tony Awards.

The UK tour opens at Royal & Derngate in Northampton on 19 September 2018, returning to the home of this heart-warming British story. The full dates for the UK tour are below:

19 Sept – 6 Oct 2018 – Royal & Derngate, Northampton
16 – 27 Oct 2018 – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
29 Oct – 10 Nov 2018 – Newcastle Theatre Royal
12 Nov – 1 Dec 2018 – Manchester Opera House
10 Dec 2018 – 5 Jan 2019 – Edinburgh Playhouse
14– 26 Jan 2019 – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
28 Jan – 9 Feb 2019 – Regent Theatre, Stoke-on Trent
11 – 16 Feb 2019 – Venue Cymru, Llandudno
18 – 23 Feb 2019 – New Theatre, Oxford
25 Feb – 9 Mar 2019 – Bristol Hippodrome
11 – 23 Mar 2019 – Birmingham Hippodrome
25 Mar – 6 Apr 2019 – Liverpool Empire
8 Apr – 20 April 2019 – Leeds Grand Theatre
23 Apr – 4 May 2019 – His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
6 – 18 May 2019 – Kings Theatre, Glasgow
27 May – 8 Jun 2019 – Theatre Royal, Nottingham


Tickets for the Kinky Boots UK tour are on sale now. Get yours at Ticketmaster.co.uk. The West End production continues at London’s Adelphi Theatre until 12 January 2019.

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