Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre tickets
Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre tickets

Kinky Boots tickets from £19.50

Tickets from £19.50

Overview

“Everybody Say Yeah,” – Kinky Boots finally makes its hotly anticipated West End transfer to London’s Adelphi Theatre following Tony Award winning success on Broadway and a huge North American tour, having swiftly become one of the hottest tickets in town.

Kinky Boots is based on the 2005 film of the same name and has been adapted into a stage musical by pop star Cyndi Lauper and writer Harvey Fierstein, with direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell.

Like the film, Kinky Boots is inspired by true events. Set in a shoe factory, new owner Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s legacy. Having dreamt of moving to London with his pushy fiancé Nicola, the last thing he expected to be doing was making shoes for a living, a trade which he knows very little about.

Feeling as if he is letting down both his father and his employees, Charlie struggles to keep the business afloat. That is until he meets an unlikely partner in Lola, a performing drag artist, who is in dire need of a sturdy shoe to support his weight. Can Charlie and Lola work together to create the ultimate fashionable shoe or “kinky boot?” And will Nicola be able to cope with her absentee husband to be?

West End favourite, Killian Donnelly (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, The Commitments, Memphis) established the role of Charlie on the West End, with Matt Henry as Lola and Amy Lennox as Lauren. Since then there has been various cast changes, including David Hunter (Once) as Charlie Price and Elena Skye as Lauren, as well as Verity Rushworth as Lauren, Simon-Anthony Rhoden as Lola and David Hunter as Charlie Price.

Kinky Boots is an uplifting musical with standout show tunes such as “Sex is in the Heel,” “The History of Wrong Guys,” “Everybody Say Yeah,” and “Raise You Up/Just Be.”

Kinky Boots is one of the most fun and exciting musicals on the West End right now, so don't miss out and get your tickets now.

Recommended for

Kinky Boots is recommended for the more exuberant theatre goer! If you liked Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, then this show is for you.

Kinky Boots contains some very mild adult content so is not suitable for young children.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 10+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes including an interval
Opened: 21 Aug 2015
Press night: 15 Sep 2015
Booking from: 12 Dec 2017
Booking until: 29 Sep 2018

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Wednesday 13 Dec 20172:30pm7:30pm
Thursday 14 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Friday 15 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Saturday 16 Dec 20172:30pm7:30pm
Monday 18 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Tuesday 19 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Wednesday 20 Dec 20172:30pm--

Location and map

Adelphi Theatre
409-412 Strand
London, WC2R 0NS

966 Reviews Add review

Back in February 2014 I had my first taste of the Broadway theatre scene in New York and saw the fantastic ‘Kinky Boots’ – and it ... More

samhaydenharler 171cm, 27 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Back in February 2014 I had my first taste of the Broadway theatre scene in New York and saw the fantastic ‘Kinky Boots’ – and it blew my mind! It was everything a show should be – and more! This is a musical about shoes and acceptance and is a production that brings with it a feel good factor, but with a serious undertone of accepting people for who they are. Having seen it on Broadway some years previously, I already knew what the show was about, but unfortunately it didn’t meet the same outstanding level as that seen on Broadway. Kinky Boots was originally a film, and the stage show follows the same story of Charlie Price, who is left to run the shoe factory, Price & Sons after it is left to him following his fathers death. Charlie unexpectedly meets a drag queen, Lola, and so begins their relationship together, in which Charlie designs Lola’s boots. With some added twists and turns along the way – the show focuses on how we look at others, and not always judging a book by its cover. Everything about Kinky Boots is in your face – the costumes, the bright lights, the tongue in cheek humour, the staging and most of all – the music! Whilst Matt Henry (Lola) plays the part well and brought a different side to Lola that I had previously seen, he didn’t have the power in his voice that is needed for such a big charecter. Her songs are punchy and vibrant ,but at times I struggled to hear Matt, or the sound drowned out his vocals. His dance moves were great and slick but again at times, I felt it lacked the same energy that I had seen on broadway, therefore it was too easy to compare to what I had seen with the performance of Lola by Billy Porter. Killian Donnelly plays Charlie Price and I have seen him in a number of productions before. He plays a rather plain character when compared with Lola, but it isn’t until Act 2 that Killian really comes into his own and his strong vocals are heard in a very heartfelt song about how he feels about life. There are also Lola’s Angels (6 drag queens) who help support her throughout the production and each of these brought their own energy to the show as well as their different characters (although they didn’t talk much). However at times the choreography wasn’t in time, therefore this let their performance down a little, as well as some diction issues. Kinky Boots has a fantastic range of songs, including ‘Land of Lola’, ‘Sex Is In The Heel’ and ‘Everybody Say Yeah’. My two favourite songs being ‘The History of Wrong Guys’, sung by Amy Lennox (Lauren) following her discovery that she has a crush on Charlie. Matt Henry has a very tender but powerful performance of ‘Hold Me In Your Heart’ – which felt like a very personal performance from Matt and had the audience in silence. This is a great show but with the energy taking a bit of time to get going as well as the performances not being of the same quality as seen on Broadway, I struggled to enjoy the performance. That being said, Kinky Boots is a show about acceptance of others and it delivers this very strong message and it is very hard to leave the theatre not singing some of the songs! I’m glad to see that it has a large following both here and on Broadway!

samhaydenharler 171cm, 27 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Kinky Boots is everything you'd expect and so much more. From the first entrance of Lola, the misunderstood drag performer you are... More

kellymarshall 6'0, 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Kinky Boots is everything you'd expect and so much more. From the first entrance of Lola, the misunderstood drag performer you are given a workshop in sassy-ness and working a room; every other line is a punchline that delays the performance due to the amount of laughter and applause from an audience which is melting into the actors hands. Killian Donnelly shows yet again why he is the west ends most eligible leading man with effortless vocals and such an ease and stage pressence matched only by Matt Henry who gives a number of tear jerking performances and continues to add depth to his character with each scene. The ensemble helps maintain the energy and keeps the performance flowing at a steady pace, with many stand out vocal opportunities that they clearly have grasped with both hands. The angels make the show, bringing fun and life the moment they enter the stage and often steal a scene away from the action in the forefront, their costumes are immaculately made (and the shoes are as expected the show-stealer) a credit to the talent in the costume departments. The music is so well written and fits perfectly into the show, however at times I felt it came in too suddenly and an underscore may have been better fitted to some of the scenes to break up and complement big blocks of dialogue. Kinky Boots is a fun night out from beginning to end with lots of laughs and plenty of memorable songs that you will find yourself singing all the way home.

kellymarshall 6'0, 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

There aren't enough words for me to express my love for "Kinky Boots". Show stopping musical numbers written by the fantastic Cyn... More

livvygiddings 5"9, 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

There aren't enough words for me to express my love for "Kinky Boots". Show stopping musical numbers written by the fantastic Cyndi Lauper. This show is suitable for all, in fact this was my 3rd viewing in one month, and I plan on going again - the set for this show is perfect. After seeing the 2005 film of Kinky Boots, it replicates the Price and Sons factory, Land of Lola and the Milan fashion show exquisitely, bringing the best out of the stage. The way the competition between Don and Lola in a boxing match is set is extremely clever, making Charlie's office into the boxing ring by adding the elastic boxing belt! The shoe conveyor belts in the factory scenes are used imaginatively at the end of Act 1 in "Everybody say Yeah" when they are manually moved by the cast around the stage with cast members somersaulting and dancing on them. The costumes throughout the show amaze me! Every time Lola and her Angels are on stage they are wearing a different costume, different pair of heels, different wig AND fresh make up. The backstage costume team must be run off their feet, and credit to them! This show is affordable and a must see for musical theatre lovers and for everyone who wants a good dance and boogie at the end.

livvygiddings 5"9, 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show was absolutely incredible. It has a beautiful story-line and the message of accepting yourself and others around you is ... More

emmamcallister 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show was absolutely incredible. It has a beautiful story-line and the message of accepting yourself and others around you is portrayed beautifully and subtly throughout the performance. David Hunter was a truly superb Charlie Price. His voice is just phenomenal and he has a natural humour to his performance which made him fun and easy to watch. Matt Henry had me in both tears of laughter and awe with his portrayal of Lola. His performance of 'Hold Me In Your Heart' left me with goosebumps and I feel so honoured that I was lucky enough to watch him and his truly inspiring performance. Also shout outs to Elena Skye who's Lauren was absolutely hysterical and Alan Mehdizadeh as Don, who also gave a great performance. I would beg anyone who can or who is lucky enough to have the opportunity to see this show, to GO AND SEE THIS SHOW!! I feel that with all the hate that is in the world at the moment, this show makes you have hope in humanity and shows us that if we all just accept one another for who we are and nothing else, if we were all comfortable enough to be happy in our own skin and instead of putting differences aside, embrace those differences, then the world would be a totally different and happier place overall. Thank you to the cast of Kinky Boots. I will definitely be returning to the factory soon ;-) *****

emmamcallister 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Well what can I say, oh wow! This show was absolutely amazing! My partner paid for me and him for my birthday this year, he's not ... More

theplum 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Well what can I say, oh wow! This show was absolutely amazing! My partner paid for me and him for my birthday this year, he's not really in to musicals but even he came out with a massive smile on his face! He loved it we both did! I'm a huge musical theatre fan my self, I mean huge, and this show was just one of the ones I will never ever forget! Killian Donnelly who plays Charlie and Callum Francis who played Lola on the night were insane!! There vocals were incredible, the whole cast were just amazing, so so good. It's such a feel good show, the songs were so catchy, there was some emotional parts - I even shed a few tears but I do not regret it at all! By the end of the show everyone was up dancing and singing along, I came out and pre-ordered the album that night! I couldn't wait to sing along again, and I can't wait to see this show again! If you haven't seen this show yet, GO GO GO GO GO! You will not regret it!! "Just be who you wanna be, never let em tell you ought to be" Best show ever!

theplum 1 review, 0 helpful votes

It is easy to see why Kinky Boots has become a firm West End favourite since it opened last year. With a heart-warming story, some... More

shaun 5"10, 59 reviews, 2 helpful votes

It is easy to see why Kinky Boots has become a firm West End favourite since it opened last year. With a heart-warming story, some fantastic performances and the best drag queens you’ll probably see on a West End stage, what’s not to love? Matt Henry’s performance as Lola is remarkable and worth a watch alone, while David Hunter plays wonderfully off of him in the far more understated role. There’s a good handful of laughs throughout, however occasionally the humour isn’t quite pulled off and elements do feel a bit cringey. With its focus on a working class community facing financial ruin from the modern world, eventually being brought together and overcoming their rejection of non-conformist gender and masculinity, it really is hard not to compare it to Billy Elliot. Sadly though this lacks the memorable songs and truly touching moments of the latter. However with enough flamboyance and glitziness to make up for it, this is definitely worth a watch.

shaun 5"10, 59 reviews, 2 helpful votes

This show, hands down is the best show I have ever seen! And I have seen my fair share of shows, being an aspiring actress and sin... More

florencemiles 1 review, 0 helpful votes

This show, hands down is the best show I have ever seen! And I have seen my fair share of shows, being an aspiring actress and singer! It has everything you could want, amazing music, amazing cast, glitter, a good story, well told and played out! And all the energy you could want to see within a two and a half hour slot! Matt Henry does the show proud, he is just superb, I have never seen anyone be so in character before, he became Lola and will always be my favourite Lola! Killian (Charlie) also plays his part well, very believable! These two actors make a perfect duo, and you don't see many of them these days! The entire cast is a family and you can see that, but only when it needs to show. Along with that everyone is entirely professional and stays in character throughout the show, enjoying every moment on the way! Everyone should be proud of the effort they put into this show, because this show truly breaks down barriers of all shapes and sizes!!! Thank you Kinky Boots for an amazing performance! BRAVA!!!

florencemiles 1 review, 0 helpful votes

I’d heard about the musical before and had been recommended as I love to attend drag shows however I didn’t really know the story ... More

zschmik 5"8, 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I’d heard about the musical before and had been recommended as I love to attend drag shows however I didn’t really know the story line too well, just that it was lively and drag. The performance was incredible, the singing was superb especially Matt Henry. He portrayed Lola so incredibly and sang beautifully. The emphasis in words really made the character and the way he strutted and owned the place. The angels were also incredible, special props to Phil who I’ve never seen dance with such passion, elegance and extravaganza. He can certainly ‘Shantay you stay’ with that back flip! The actress portraying Lauren was incredibly funny and witty and engaging even when not speaking. Truly a delight to watch. This show is definitely one for a pick me up or a good afternoon/evening out. You’ll walk out feeling positive and certainly a queen.

zschmik 5"8, 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I loved this show from start to finish. Its a beautiful story about acceptance and friendship and love in way, of others and yours... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 2 helpful votes

I loved this show from start to finish. Its a beautiful story about acceptance and friendship and love in way, of others and yourself. I think this is breath of fresh air in the west end and is so feel good, you can't help but come out of the theatre smiling and singing along to the infectious songs and score. The costumes are just stunning and the set is so detailed (until you get to the last scene - and then it does feel a little thrown together at last minute). The choreography and staging is wonderful and each actor I have seen has made there role there own incredibly well. I think everyone should see this show, and whilst I do think you have to be open minded going in and give it a chance there's not much not to love!

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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