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25 Jan

As we count down to KINKY BOOTS sashaying into 650+ cinema screens via More2Screen in February, have a look at the official cinema trailer - and eight other unmissable videos that trace the journey for this Northampton-set screen-to-stage-to-screen Broadway and West End hit.

21 Jan

Two weeks from today (21 January 2020), KINKY BOOTS sashays back into cinema as Kinky Boots The Musical gets its cinematic release. Faves founder Terri Paddock got a sneak-peek at an advance private screening along with leading lady-man Matt Henry and other members of the cast, reuniting a year after the musical hung up its heels in the West End...

16 Jan

Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley are West End bound as they return to play Violet Newstead and Franklin Hart Jnr respectively in Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical at London’s Savoy Theatre. Louise is back from 10 February 2020 and Brian makes his entrance on 2 March.

31 Dec

Talk about a date to mark in your new year diary! KINKY BOOTS is strutting back into our hearts in just over a month, with its original West End stars, Olivier Awards winner Matt Henry and Olivier Awards nominee Killian Donnelly, reprising their roles on the big screen as More2Screen broadcasts the multi-award-winning musical to 650+ cinemas on 4 and 9 February 2020.

29 Oct

The Hoff is about to be hassled if Dolly Parton has anything to do with it. Yes, it’s David Hasselhoff who will play Franklin Hart Jnr in 9 To 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre from 2 December 2019 until 8 February 2020.

12 Mar

That 9 To 5 The Musical clock has been ticking and now Louise Redknapp is ready to return to the Savoy Theatre, playing the role of Violet Newstead from 25 March to 29 June 2019. After suffering a nasty injury shortly before the West End opening, Louise was forced to withdraw for a few weeks to recover. In her absence Caroline Sheen stepped in last minute to play the sassy office supervisor. So here’s an excuse to see the show again!

15 Jan

There’s 13 days to go until Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical opens for previews at London’s Savoy Theatre & actress Caroline Sheen has roughly that same amount of time to learn the role of Violet Newstead following injured Louise Redknapp’s break from the show. Redknapp will re-join the show from the end of March. That’s showbiz…

30 Nov

Full casting has been announced for 9 TO 5 which will open at the Savoy Theatre, London in January. West End superstar Bonnie Langford has been announced as well as the full chorus of this classic Dolly Parton musical...

19 Nov

Yes, it’s true, the West End production of the award-winning Kinky Boots is being filmed later this month for future worldwide screening and from 26-28 November original cast members Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry are going to revisit their roles of Charlie and Lola. It’s going to be emotional…

13 Jun

After the announcement of Dreamgirls last week, we're doubly gutted to hear that its neighbour along the Strand, fellow Broadway transfer KINKY BOOTS, will also be finishing its West End run on the very same day, 12 January 2019. How many times will you be able to see Charlie, Lola and the girls before the show closes? (Starting this weekend at West End Live perhaps?!)

24 Apr

Oliver Tompsett and Natalie McQueen will step into the lead roles of Charlie Price and Lauren in the London cast of Kinky Boots alongside Simon-Anthony Rhoden who continues as Lola.

05 May

Lots of change at KINKY BOOTS as the show extends booking through to March 2018. While we're sad to say goodbye to Olivier Award winner Matt Henry, we're clicking our heels for ensemble member Simon Anthony-Rhoden stepping into the role of Lola full time and look forward to welcoming Verity Rushworth and other new cast members in July...