Casting has been confirmed for the first UK tour of the musical, which will open at the  Royal & Derngate in Northampton on 19th September 2018. 

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Paula Lane (c) Helen Maybanks. 

Casting for the UK tour is set to include:  Callum Francis, who will play Lola until 15 December 2018 and Kayi Ushe will play the role from 17 December 2018. Paula Lane, known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street will play Lauren and Joel Harper-Jackson will play Charlie.

The production will also include: Demitri Lampra (Don), Adam Price (George) Helen Ternent (Nicola) who will be accompanied by Charlie Allen, Nicola Avino, Lizzie Bea, Joshua St Clair, Connor Collins, Daniel Conway, Shaun Dalton, John Dempsey, Niki Evans, Mary Fox, Scarlet Gabriel, Damon Gould, George Grayson, Portia Harry, Joshua Lovell, Jacob McIntosh, Chileshe Mondelle, Alfie Parker, Fred Smiley, Toyan Thomas-Browne, Andy Watkins and Jason Winter.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you 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 & 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.

Kinky Boots is directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell and has won numerous awards including three Olivier Awards, three WhatsOnStage Awards as well as six Broadway Tony® Awards.

The musical also features a book by  four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles), and songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper.

Current tour dates for Kinky Boots are as follows:

Royal & Derngate, Northampton (19 September – 6 October 2018)

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (16 – 27 October 2018)

Newcastle Theatre Royal (29 October – 10 November 2018)

Manchester Opera House (12 November – 1 December 2018)

Edinburgh Playhouse (10 December 2018 – 5 January 2019)

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (14– 26 January 2019)

Regent Theatre, Stoke-on Trent (28 January – 9 February 2019)

Venue Cymru, Llandudno (11 – 16 February 2019)

New Theatre Oxford (18 – 23 February 2019)

Bristol Hippodrome (25 February – 9 March 2019)

Birmingham Hippodrome (11 – 23 March 2019)

Liverpool Empire (25 March – 6 April 2019)

Leeds Grand Theatre (8 April – 20 April 209)

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen (23 April – 4 May 2019)

Kings Theatre Glasgow (6 – 18 May 2019)

Theatre Royal Nottingham (27 May – 8 June 2019)

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield (10 – 22 June 2019)

Sunderland Empire (24 June – 6 July 2019)

Theatre Royal, Plymouth (8 July – 20 July 2019)

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (22 July – 3 August 2019)

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (3-14 September 2019)

For more information about the tour visit: http://www.kinkybootsthemusical.co.uk/uk-tour/index.php

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