Kinky Boots Will Launch U.K. Tour in September 2018

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The tour will begin at Royal & Derngate in Northampton.
Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry in <i>Kinky Boot</i>s<br/>
Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry in Kinky Boots
Johan Persson

Kinky Boots, the Tony- and Olivier Award-winning musical, will launch a U.K. tour September 19, 2018, at Royal & Derngate in Northampton—returning to the home of this British story—while the West End production continues at the Adelphi Theatre.

Matt Henry
Matt Henry Matt Crockett

With a book by multiple Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and songs by Grammy and Tony winner Cyndi Lauper, the production has direction and choreography by two-time Tony winner Jerry Mitchell. Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award, including three Olivier Awards, three WhatsOnStage Awards, and six Tony Awards.

Lauper said in a statement, “It has been a wonderful adventure and a privilege for me, to play a part in creating Kinky Boots. Everyone can relate to this universal story, and I am overwhelmed that people in the U.K. have embraced it with open arms. I am thrilled that this fabulous show will be touring the country!”

Fierstein added, “The inspiring story of Kinky Boots will soon complete its full circle journey from Northampton to the silver screen to Broadway and London and now, at last, back home to Northampton as it embarks on a national U.K. tour. How often does that happen? It’s been an absolute thrill to witness the giant heart of our show raise audiences up out of their seats in clamorous joy night after night in the West End and I am now so glad to experience its homecoming.”

Mitchell stated, “I am delighted to see this big-spirited musical going on tour. Kinky Boots is very close to my heart, and I am really looking forward to taking this British musical all over the U.K."

SEE WHAT ELSE IS SCHEDULED TO PERFORM IN LONDON!

The current tour itinerary follows
Royal & Derngate, Northampton, September 19-October 6, 2018
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, October 16-27
Newcastle Theatre Royal, October 29-November 10
Manchester Opera House, November 12-December 1
Edinburgh Playhouse, December 10-January 5, 2019
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, January 14-26
Regent Theatre, Stoke-on Trent, January 28-February 9
Bristol Hippodrome, February 25-March 9

Further cities and dates as well as casting will be announced at a later time.

Kinky Boots is produced by Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Playful Productions, CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergère, Allan S. Gordon & Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy and Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein & Dorsey Regal, Independent Presenters Network, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Brian Smith/Tom & Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp, and Jujamcyn Theaters, in association with Cameron Mackintosh.

The musical continues on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre with original stars Tony winner Billy Porter and Stark Sands.

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