Feel-good show Kinky Boots set to sparkle at the Mayflower

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The cast of Kinky Boots are set to strut their stuff at Southampton Mayflower

THE feel good show Kinky Boots will open at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre tomorrow (Tuesday).

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As a firm favourite with UK theatregoers, the show has previously secured Olivier Awards for best new musical, best costume design and best actor in a musical.

Based on a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, and songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, the joyous musical is billed as a celebration of friendship and self-belief.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots transports audiences from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price and Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

Cyndi Lauper said: “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 UK have embraced it with open arms.

“I am thrilled that this fabulous show will be touring the country!”

Book writer Harvey Fierstein said: “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 UK tour.

“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.”

Kinky Boots will be at the Mayflower until Saturday 14th September. Tickets are £24.50 to £49.50.

For more information and tickets visit www.mayflower.org.uk or call the box office 02380 711811.

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