Adelphi Theatre

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

Kinky Boots

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Performance Times
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -
Kinky Boots description

Kinky Boots – A heartwarming true story

This show has thrilled audiences and critics alike, appealing powerfully to the American psyche and their love of triumph against adversity. Now the musical is transferring to London’s grand Adelphi theatre, from August 2015.

We love the story behind the show. It begins with a classy BBC documentary about a struggling Northamptonshire shoe factory. The story caught the imagination of movie makers and, in 2005, shot the factory to an unusual level of fame in the wonderful film.

W J Brookes' real life MD Steve Pateman has never forgotten the moment he realised the TV documentary in which his factory had starred was a massive hit with viewers. In his words: "On the day it went out the BBC brought me down to London to do a couple of interviews. The next day I was on the tube rushing for my train back to Northamptonshire when a guy recognised me and leant over to talk about the programme. Soon half the carriage was on about it. That's when I knew it had gripped people."

A total of Six Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, one Drama League Award, one Drama Desk Award and one Artois Award have made the musical a legend in its own lifetime. So what's all the fuss about, and how come a thoroughly British tale proved to have such a big appeal in the USA?

The New York Times said, “Cyndi Lauper… has created a love- and heat-seeking score that performs like a pop star on Ecstasy… From their entrances, the cast members build up a bank of good vibrations.

Time Out magazine New York called it, “The very model of a modern major musical! Irresistible, with a heart strong cast… Lauper is a musical-theater natural, combining bright, infectious melodies with simple but effective lyrics. As each act progresses, the energy rises palpably, boosted by a heart-strong cast.

Stage And Cinema magazine says, “It’s easy to see what attracted illustrious bookwriter Harvey Fierstein, composer/lyricist Cyndi Lauper and equally accomplished director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell to this lesser known (and much darker) 2005 film of the same name. The musical is a blue-collar, Cinderella story that puts its own spin on the feel-good.

Kinky Boots - The story

When a shoe factory hits the doldrums, struggling to survive, a new direction saves their bacon. Who could have guessed that the world's transgender community would hold their key to success?

Kinky Boots theatre tickets – A brilliant feel-good story

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Kinky Boots reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 1230 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (76%)
Families (77%)
Teenagers (85%)
Couples (93%)
Theatregoers (95%)
Latest customer reviews
Laura
A must see!

We all had a smile on our faces from start to finish! A truely uplifting and inspiring show!

Reviewed on 14 January 2019 by , Stockport, United Kingdom

Beverley

Brilliant show! Would recommend anyone to go and see the show.

Reviewed on 13 January 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

John
Entertaining

Reviewed on 13 January 2019 by , Northampton, United Kingdom

Sophie
Took my breath away

Stunning performances especially Lola , the pure talent they all have. I cried when Lola sang hold me in your heart - I will never forget the way the song and moment made me feel and gave me such self empowerment. Thank you so much everyone involved, cast, crew, music, band, lighting etc

Reviewed on 12 January 2019 by , Farnham, United Kingdom

Mark
Simply brilliant

Reviewed on 10 January 2019 by , Swindon, United Kingdom

Nikki
Do not sit at the back

I’m sure the show was amazing but I can’t review it as we couldn’t see it properly & had to leave! I don’t wear glasses but the stage was a blurr

Reviewed on 09 January 2019 by , Leicester, United Kingdom

Jennifer
Uplifting fun filled glamour!!!

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , Mitcham, United Kingdom

PAUL
brilliant

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , St Leonards On Sea, United Kingdom

Stephanie
Amazing show!

Such a great show. I only watched the film recently and wasn’t as excited about the show as others, but I can hands down say was the best show I have seen! The dancing, singing, acting, choreography, costumes, all of it was fantastic.

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , Crawley, United Kingdom

Gemma
Amazing!!

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , Gloucester, United Kingdom

Vasitthi
Fantastic

Reviewed on 05 January 2019 by , Wollstonecraft, Australia

Bernard
A must for everyone

Reviewed on 05 January 2019 by , Coulsdon, United Kingdom

Laurel
You'll regret not going!

In the world we live in today, a message of love is always needed!

Reviewed on 03 January 2019 by , Birmingham, United States Of America

Frank
Very creative & entertaining

The musical is very catching & lively with a original storyline. A must see for everyone.

Reviewed on 03 January 2019 by , Montfoort, Netherlands

Nicolas
Touching and funny

Reviewed on 01 January 2019 by , Versailles, France

Elena
FUN

Reviewed on 29 December 2018 by , Orange, United States Of America

Denise
Entertaining

Booked to see this show on advice of people who have seen it and although I did enjoy it on the whole, there were moments where I sort of lost what was going on. I saw a few children in the audience which I would not recommend as there are a couple of adult references. I am glad I saw it but there are other shows which I would rather recommend. Unfortunately I wasn't captivated by the story.

Reviewed on 28 December 2018 by , Rolvenden Layne, United Kingdom

Christina
such a fun must see show

Reviewed on 27 December 2018 by , Caerphilly, United Kingdom

Lori
Absolutely Fabulous

So much fun

Reviewed on 24 December 2018 by , Atlanta, United States Of America

Dalia

Colorfull, creative

Reviewed on 22 December 2018 by , Tel-aviv, Israel

Simon
Supercalafragalisticexpialidocious

Feel good show. What a theatre night out is all about.

Reviewed on 21 December 2018 by , Saffron Walden, United Kingdom

Martin
What a show!

Great show . Would thoroughly recommend for a great night out

Reviewed on 18 December 2018 by , Croydon, United Kingdom

Christina
FABULOUS!!!

Reviewed on 17 December 2018 by , Surrey, United Kingdom

MARIO
The best

Reviewed on 15 December 2018 by , 70597, Germany

Caroline
My son loved it!!

My 13 year old son and I had watched the film so were looking forward to the show. He loved it, but I found the staging disappointing. Saying that, I'm not a natural fan of musicals and it was a pleasant evening. The rest of the audience were up on their feet and cheering by the end so it might just not be my thing!

Reviewed on 13 December 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Sandy
Exceeded my expectation - WOW

Reviewed on 12 December 2018 by , Cape Town, South Africa

Theresa
Fantastic show

Great show with a fantastic true story. Funny, sad, energetic. Keeps you entertained with brilliant singing. This my third time seeing it. Had visitors over from Ireland first time seeing it and loved it. Will recommend this to others.

Reviewed on 11 December 2018 by , Barking, United Kingdom

Lynda
Kinky Boots

Excellent show

Reviewed on 10 December 2018 by , Exmouth, United Kingdom

Taha
Creative

Reviewed on 09 December 2018 by , Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Anat
Excellent!

Reviewed on 08 December 2018 by , Tel Aviv, Israel

Mark
Feel good fun!

Reviewed on 08 December 2018 by , Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Cemile
Colourful, Encouraging, Amazing

Great story, amazing songs. Fun jokes and empowering performances. Miss the original cast members of the London show.

Reviewed on 07 December 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Angela
Fab show!.

Excellent,fun and slightly emotional at times!.loved it.

Reviewed on 06 December 2018 by , Pontefract, United Kingdom

Jack
Quite a lot of fun

Reviewed on 06 December 2018 by , Danville, United States

Stephen
A great visual spectacle with marvellous acting performances and wonderful dancing.

A unique story transformed into a unique and excellent musical performance.

Reviewed on 06 December 2018 by , Coventry, United Kingdom

Yoojin
It was amazing!!!!

Reviewed on 05 December 2018 by , Gwangju, Korea (republic Of)

Ines
A must see, amazing!!

This show is incredible, I’m so thankful I booked before it ended. Just one of the best

Reviewed on 04 December 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Christian
sehenswert super Musik

Reviewed on 04 December 2018 by , Sollenau, Austria

Leoni

What an amazing show. Bloody brilliant

Reviewed on 03 December 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Ian
Funny, dazzling, heartwarming

Reviewed on 02 December 2018 by , Teignmouth, United Kingdom

Alan
Must see

Reviewed on 30 November 2018 by , Stewarton, United Kingdom

Meihong
colorful

Reviewed on 29 November 2018 by , Shenzhen, China

Anne Katrin
Colorful fun stance on a serious topic

Great songs, great costumes, really entertaining. I hadn't seen the show before and enjoyed every minute. The story was easy to follow, touching and funny at the same time.

Reviewed on 27 November 2018 by , Stuttgart, Germany

Pia
Must see

Reviewed on 27 November 2018 by , Kaarina, Finland

Lynne
Amazing show

This is an amazing feel good show that restored faith in humanity. Everyone left the theatre smiling. Must see before the end of its run.

Reviewed on 26 November 2018 by , Sheffield, United Kingdom

Joanne

Amazingly funny show !! Loved it !!!

Reviewed on 24 November 2018 by , Hettange-grande, France

Emma
Noice

It was well good

Reviewed on 23 November 2018 by , Wallingford, United Kingdom

Catherine

Brilliant show! Definitely come again and will recommend to everyone!

Reviewed on 21 November 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Kristina
Just Fabulous

It is my 3rd time now I've seen it and it never disappoints me! My favourite show ever

Reviewed on 20 November 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Debra
Kinky’s Great!!!

Reviewed on 19 November 2018 by , Minneapolis, United States Of America

Paul
Fantastic

Reviewed on 18 November 2018 by , East Boldon, United Kingdom

David
colorful bright and fun

Reviewed on 18 November 2018 by , Ballymoney, United Kingdom

Federica
Hilarious and emotional

Reviewed on 16 November 2018 by , Bellevue, Switzerland

Zoltan
Amazing

Reviewed on 15 November 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Ellen
Enjoyable show

Reviewed on 15 November 2018 by , Helsinki, Finland

Sandra
Great entertainment! A must see!

Funny, emotional and fabulous entertainment! Loved every minute of it!

Reviewed on 12 November 2018 by , Rotherham, United Kingdom

Julie
Fab -u-lous. Loved every minute 😊

Reviewed on 12 November 2018 by , Swansea, United Kingdom

karen
Must see

A show that lifts the spirits

Reviewed on 12 November 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Monica Fladvad
Must see

We loved the show, beautiful singing and hilarious speaking parts. I was blown away.

Reviewed on 11 November 2018 by , Stabekk, Norway

amanda
Fantastic.

Best show I've seen. brilliant.

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by , Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Nicki
Great, must see

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by , Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Amanda
goood but not as great as hoped

Good show but the performance wasn't as great as I expected. Lead character seemed a bit stiff in his performance and the singing wasnt as good as other shows I have seen recently.

Reviewed on 08 November 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Alexis
A heartwarming & fun story

So upbeat with great catchy songs. And amazing performances by the angels. happened to catch an understudy on for Charlie & he was brilliant!

Reviewed on 08 November 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Jorge
Fun, sexy, with a departing twist from the movie on some scenes

Reviewed on 06 November 2018 by , Mexico Df, Mexico

Gizem
İncredible

Reviewed on 06 November 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Ana
Great show! Must see!

Reviewed on 04 November 2018 by , Funchal, Portugal

Claire
vibrant,superbly acted show, a must see

Reviewed on 04 November 2018 by , Treorchy, United Kingdom

Magdalena
Marvellous actors! Great fun!

Reviewed on 04 November 2018 by , San Sebastian, Spain

Silvia
Amazing!

Reviewed on 03 November 2018 by , Varazdin, Croatia

Jane
We enjoyed ourselves

:)

Reviewed on 03 November 2018 by , München, Germany

Sheree
FanBlummin'tastic

What a wonderful, entertaining show. Loved it all. The cast, costumes and set were amazing. Thoroughly recommend this to everyone. Everyone needs Kinky Boots in their life!

Reviewed on 02 November 2018 by , Leicester, United Kingdom

Claire
Uplifting

Reviewed on 02 November 2018 by , Seoul, Korea (republic Of)

Robyn
A must see for sure!

Reviewed on 01 November 2018 by , Woodcroft, Australia

Justine
Funky fun!

Had a great evening, Lola was brilliant and stole the show!

Reviewed on 01 November 2018 by , Ashford, United Kingdom

Sue
Glitz glam and laughter

Great show with excellent comedy elements, loved the costumes.

Reviewed on 01 November 2018 by , Borehamwood, United Kingdom

Juliet
Uplifting & fun

Great cast, super seats & lively & invigorating - highly recommend

Reviewed on 31 October 2018 by , Hove, United Kingdom

Sarah
So fun and uplifting

Great story, absolutely amazing acting and fun songs. You almost want to jump off your seat and join in. The story is both relatable and encouraging. I liked it much better than Aladdin the Musical!!

Reviewed on 31 October 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Linda
Fabulous!

First time at a show in London. Good as or better than New York. Loved the whole experience!

Reviewed on 30 October 2018 by , West Chester, United States Of America

Maria
Wonderful!

Had an absolute blast watching Kinky Boots! It was laugh out loud funny in places. The acting and singing was great and the set was very well done. My other half wasn't sure about seeing it but he really enjoyed it and was surprised ilat how much he laughed! Would definitely go see it again!

Reviewed on 30 October 2018 by , Bicester, United Kingdom

Charmaine
Great

Amazing show and great acting. My mum loved it too

Reviewed on 28 October 2018 by , Basildon, United Kingdom

Elizabeth
Brilliant

10/10 - Absolutely brilliant!!

Reviewed on 27 October 2018 by , Haslemere, United Kingdom

Clement
Creative, funny and great choreography

Reviewed on 27 October 2018 by , Torcy, France

Jacqueline
Fabulous evening of fun!

Reviewed on 26 October 2018 by , Naperville, United States Of America

Terri
Wonderful show

Great costumes, wonderful songs. The talent on stage was amazing.

Reviewed on 26 October 2018 by , Mount Juliet, United States

Lara
Simply amazing

Loved everything, such a fun show!

Reviewed on 25 October 2018 by , Montevideo, Uruguay

colin
Magnificent

Loved every min of it.

Reviewed on 24 October 2018 by , Darley, Australia

Michael
A real West End treat

I left this show in the best mood I’ve been in for years , thank you Kinky Boots .

Reviewed on 24 October 2018 by , Strasbourg, France

Esther
Very good show

Reviewed on 24 October 2018 by , The Hague, United Kingdom

Chung Kiat
It's lovely

Reviewed on 24 October 2018 by , Singapore, Singapore

Lee
the drag queens were the best! made me want to be their friend

Reviewed on 24 October 2018 by , Tel Aviv, Israel

Lynn
Spirited

Thought the acting was very good. Lively and entertaining.

Reviewed on 23 October 2018 by , Pawleys Island, United States Of America

Judy
Dazzling production...I am still grinning!

Reviewed on 23 October 2018 by , Calgary, Canada

NIGEL

Excellent show at an excellent price only £15 each .I would recommend this show to anyone.

Reviewed on 22 October 2018 by , Mexborough, United Kingdom

Gregory
A must see!

Reviewed on 22 October 2018 by , Singapore, Singapore

Christian
Spectacular

absolutely perfect in every way!!!

Reviewed on 21 October 2018 by , Bern, Switzerland

Martyn

BRILLIANT

Reviewed on 21 October 2018 by , Bletchley, United Kingdom

Maria
Whatever Lola want she SHOULD get

Reviewed on 19 October 2018 by , Halifax, Canada

Gert
One of the Better shows on at the moment!!!

Reviewed on 19 October 2018 by , Tilburg, Netherlands

Chaeeun
Amazing musical that everyone should watch

The set and the costumes are spectacular, particularly the shoes (of course!). The performance was good in general, with some flawlessly excellent performers - my undeniable favourites were the performer playing Lola, and the performer playing the worker who falls in love with Charlie at the end (ironically forgot her name, so sorry). Lola had such a strong performance, loved every gesture on stage and I personally thought they really brought up the standard of the singing and the acting of the entire musical, loved the character, loved the performer, just perfect. I cried a lot towards the end, just brilliant.

Reviewed on 18 October 2018 by , Seoul, Korea (republic Of)

Samantha
Colourful full production

Great show, no prior expectations, can tell lots of money spent on the production. Worthy of a see, just pleased I had discounted tix from London box office and nor full price

Reviewed on 18 October 2018 by , Nantwich, United Kingdom

09 Sep
2015
Davor Golub

Review: Kinky Boots

by Davor Golub | Wednesday, September 9 2015, 14:11

Kinky Boots - London Welcome home ‘Kinky Boots’. The 2013 Tony Award winning Best Musical has landed in the United Kingdom and has definitely benefited from the journey home. When I first saw this show, which is set in Northampton, in previews on Broadway, and then again recently in Toronto with the Canadian cast, I couldn’t help but feel that a certain Britishness was lacking in both productions...

Review: Kinky Boots
30 Jun
2015
Oliver Mitford

The West End will stay Kinky for longer

by Oliver Mitford | Tuesday, June 30 2015, 07:44

Kinky Boots Producers of the West End premiere of Broadway hit Kinky Boots have announced that the production has extended booking at the Adelphi Theatre, even before the show has even opened!

The West End will stay Kinky for longer