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…
After celebrating its third birthday in the West End in September, Kinky Boots will play its final performance at London’s Adelphi Theatre on 12 January 2019 after over 1,400 performances. Both Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry were nominated for an Olivier Award whilst in the production with Henry winning the Olivier Award for Best Actor in A Musical for his portrayal of Lola.
The cast for the final London performances includes Abbey Addams, Jak Allen-Anderson, Jed Berry, Louis Clarke-Clare, Momar Diagne, Daniel Downing, David Haydn, Cordelia Farnworth, Jemal Felix, Jordan Fox, Rossie Glossop, Robert Grose, Keith Higham, Ben Jennings, Robert Jones, Graham Kent, Suzie McAdam, Natalie McQueen, Sean Needham, Emma Odell, Christopher Parkinson, Hannah Price, Anthony Reed, Simon-Anthony Rhoden, Jon Reynolds, Tom Scanlon, Oliver Tompsett, Anna Stolli and Olivia Winterflood.
Kinky Boots is also on an extensive UK tour through to November 2019. The tour is currently at Manchester Opera House until 1 December, followed by Edinburgh Playhouse from 10 December to 5 January 2019 and will then visit major cities including Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool.
With a book by Harvey Fierstein, songs by Cyndi Lauper and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots has won three Olivier Awards in 2016 and also the London Evening Standard BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical.