Adelphi Theatre

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

Kinky Boots
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Kinky Boots Tickets

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Booking until: Saturday, 12 January 2019

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Age restrictions

8+. Contains mild adult content.


Booking until:
Saturday, 12 January 2019

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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Press Reviews

From Cyndi Lauper’s score to impressive lead performances, this winsome men-in-frocks show puts its best foot forward The Guardian

An absolute hoot of a show - total box office family entertainment The Times

Customer Reviews

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Anyone
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Teenagers
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Couples
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Theatregoers
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based on 1148 reviews

Fantastic

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colorful bright and fun

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Hilarious and emotional

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Amazing

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Enjoyable show

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Great entertainment! A must see!

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


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Fab -u-lous. Loved every minute 😊

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Must see

A show that lifts the spirits


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Must see

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


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Fantastic.

Best show I've seen. brilliant.


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Great, must see

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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.


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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!


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

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İncredible

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Great show! Must see!

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vibrant,superbly acted show, a must see

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Marvellous actors! Great fun!

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Amazing!

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We enjoyed ourselves

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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!


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Uplifting

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A must see for sure!

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Funky fun!

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


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Glitz glam and laughter

Great show with excellent comedy elements, loved the costumes.


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Uplifting & fun

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


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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!!


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Fabulous!

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


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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!


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Great

Amazing show and great acting. My mum loved it too


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Brilliant

10/10 - Absolutely brilliant!!


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Creative, funny and great choreography

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Fabulous evening of fun!

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Wonderful show

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


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Simply amazing

Loved everything, such a fun show!


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Magnificent

Loved every min of it.


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A real West End treat

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


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Very good show

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It's lovely

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

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Spirited

Thought the acting was very good. Lively and entertaining.


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Dazzling production...I am still grinning!

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


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A must see!

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Spectacular

absolutely perfect in every way!!!


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BRILLIANT


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Whatever Lola want she SHOULD get

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

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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.


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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


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Fabulous darling! Everyone should have to see this show!

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Really funny, a must see

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Must see

Upper circle is not good to see the stage, air conditioning was poor


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Great evening

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Drag queen spectacular

A great story presented by superb actors and singers in spectacular costumes. The drag queens steal the show!


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Entertainment and more

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An amacing show, very good performing, especially the voices singing.

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Good fun show

Excellent show, very entertaining.


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Fantastic

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Great watch - worth a view before it finishes

Very very good. Another masterpiece by Kenneth Posner (lighting designer) so if you're into that sort of thing then its definitely worth a watch. The leads (Lola and Charlie) are absolutely amazing. Great narrative and just an overall great watch.


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Dazzling and Delightful!

Such a lot of fun! Colourful, audacious and poignant, all mixed together with a heartwarming lesson of acceptance and being true to oneself. The costuming is superb and the vocals are all very strong.


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Fantastic!!!

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Upbeat and positive!

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Fun, upbeat, heart-warming and will have you on the edge of your seat!

Absolutely fantastic cast. The story, set and costumes were stunning. The entire performance was exquisite. Loved this show entirely. Will be back for more!


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non-stop music and talent

you'll leave with your heart warmed and your toes tapping!


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Fabulous Music...Superb Performances All-Around

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Delightful, Heartwarming and Memorable

In this age of increasing inclusiveness, the show was very timely to accept people of different backgrounds including sexual orientation. A contrast to the divisiveness that is going on in the United States, Russia and other autocratic countries.


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Absolutely blinding show. Loved every minute Can’t wait to see it again.

Great storyline and singing was amazing. Loved the costumes. So wanted the boots!!!


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An unexpected delight

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Fabulous must see

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Brilliant

terrific show, Great actors, Great story. A delightful way to spend an afternoon or evening.


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Amazing

The show was amazing, cannot think of any part that could be done any differently it truly was brilliant. We would and will be recommending this to anyone as a must see.


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Great evening out

We had a great evening, the show is fun and colourful and an enjoyable watch for theatre lovers.


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Best show I have seen in quite a while! High energy with a great story line!

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Great Show

Fabulous show! Very much enjoyed this visit to the theatre. Fun and vibrant performance! Clever use of set design. We sat in the upper circle and still had a good view of the show. I take my god-daughter to the theatre every few years, she's now 20 and said it was the best show she'd seen. We had a great night and left with big smiles on our faces.


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A must see!

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Great feel good

Amazing loved every minute great acting funny costumes were fab


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Amazing show

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Fantastic show, a must see performance

The four of us loved the show. The singing and dancing was amazing. The costumes were spectacular and the music was spot on. The actors played their parts so well. We loved every minute of the show and would definitely recommend it to others.


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Brilliant show!

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BRILLIANT

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Very talented cast. Thoroughly enjoyed the show and the message.

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Amazing!

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This show is a must see.

The show was amazing. The acting and singing was good. Costumes were really good and colourful. I really want to go and see it again.


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A tour de Forcé!

Lola owns the stage! Very nice surprise to hear the great Voice that Charlie has!


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Absolutely hilarious

The show was brilliant! Serious yet side splitting at times... actors were so professional and perfect!


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Excellent show!

Loved everything about the show. Heart warming story, great music and excellent performance.


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Anything but a drag !

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So entretaining

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Fantastic!

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I saw a production of Kinky Boots in Thunder Bay Ontario the first time and I enjoyed this one just as much. It was excellent

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It was alrate

It was good- but the seats made the sounding sound bad and the plot had holes and gaps. Not quite Hamilton, but it was fun to watch. Lola and the queen's were great.


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Touching

Touching story. Music too loud, reason tinnitus.


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Wonderful energy, uplifting show

Fantastic music, costumes and dancing. One for regular theatre goers and occasional visitors. Very funny, incredible dancing and catchy music. Everything you could want in a musical.


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Amazing

I took a group of teenagers and they have not stopped talking about it and singing the songs all day. They said they had the most amazing time.


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Must See!!!

Kinky Boots is a wonderful story. It’s funny and worth watching. I would recommend it to anyone visiting the city. Kids might miss out on some of the jokes though.


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MAGNIFICENT

WHAT a phenomenal show! Great entertainment from start to finish With such an AMAZING theme and valuable heartfelt lesson to share with it's audience I cannot recommend it highly enough The characters are deep and meaningful with their acting and their singing, especially Lolla. BRILLIANT ALL THE WAY Really feel good show! May not be suitable for younger children due to sexual references


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Loved IT!!

best show we've ever seen.


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Colourful

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Grate show

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Review: Kinky Boots

09 Sep 2015

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...

The West End will stay Kinky for longer

30 Jun 2015

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!

High heels are back in vogue this summer, as Kinky Boots come to the West End!

09 Feb 2015

Kinky Boots - Adelphi Theatre Finally, all speculation and rumors have been proved right, with the announcement that Broadway big-hitter Kinky Boots will open in the West End this summer. The screen-to-stage adaptation is due to arrive in August at the Adelphi Theatre, the current home to another British film-to-stage musical, Made in Dagenham.

Hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots looks for a London home

20 Nov 2014

Kinky Boots London There were reports a few months back that the multi Tony Award-winning new musical Kinky Boots would be making the long journey over the Atlantic to London’s West End.

The latest news is that the planned transfer of the show with music by Cyndi Lauper is delayed, but still going ahead. The hold-up seems to be down to finding a West End venue to house the production, as every theatre is currently hosting all manner of musical, plays, dance and opera. The producers of the hit Broadway musical will be banking on a production closing in London’s theatreland, paving the way for Kinky Boots, bringing the British made story back home.


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Adelphi Theatre
409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

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  • Capacity: 1500
  • Year built: 1806

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