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Adelphi Theatre
409-412 Strand
London, WC2R 0NS
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 21 Aug 2015
Booking from: 22 Jun 2017
Booking until: 24 Mar 2018
Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes including an interval
KINKY BOOTS TICKETS

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Thursday

22 Jun 2017

7:30PM
Friday

23 Jun 2017

7:30PM
Saturday

24 Jun 2017

7:30PM
2:30PM
Monday

26 Jun 2017

7:30PM
Tuesday

27 Jun 2017

7:30PM
Wednesday

28 Jun 2017

7:30PM
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  • samhaydenharler 171cm male 25 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating Kinky Boots, 20th July 2016
    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!
    Sat towards the front of the dress circle gave a very clear view of the stage and enabled me to see all the action as it happened. You could see the stage and actors clearly with an undisturbed view. Recommend these seats and they tend to be slightly cheaper than the stalls, but still with a great view.
  • emmamcallister 3 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Kinky Boots, 25th April 2017
    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 ;-) *****
    I couldn't have asked for better seats!! If you are looking at the stage, we were sitting on the left side of the auditorium. You could see the entire stage comfortably and I didn't have to strain or bend my neck at all! Highly recommend to anyone.
  • kellymarshall 6'0 female 10 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating Kinky Boots, 27th August 2015
    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.
    Sat in Stalls H11
    As I was central in the stalls my view was perfect, no complaints, i could see the entire stage. The legroom was questionable i found it quite limiting particularly if someone needed to get past however it is not the worst i've experienced.
  • livvygiddings 5"9 female 3 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Kinky Boots, 18th June 2016
    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.
    Sat in Stalls U10
    Despite being rather far back in the stalls, the view was excellent and there wasn't a single second of action missed.
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KINKY BOOTS SEATING PLAN
If you want to get a good eyeful of those Kinky Boots, we would recommend sitting a few rows back from the front of the Stalls, where some of the best tickets in the venue can be found.
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STORY
“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.
SUITABLE 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+
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