Adelphi Theatre

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots Tickets

4.8/5
based on 580 reviews

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Booking from: Friday, 21 August 2015

Booking until: Saturday, 6 May 2017

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes

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Booking from:
Friday, 21 August 2015

Booking until:
Saturday, 6 May 2017

Running time:
2 hours 20 minutes

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

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Anyone:
74%
Families:
77%
Teenagers:
83%
Couples:
93%
Theatregoers:
94%

based on 580 reviews

Fabulous entertainment

Great music, acting & singing more than make up for a relatively weak story line. Fabulous wardrobe and a wonderful feel good factor - highly recommended.


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Kinky Dinky

Very enjoyable show, bright, bubbly, colourful and bold. Well acted and sung with Simon from Clacton hitting the nark in the extremes in his/her role. Go see and enjoy


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Such Fun... I wanted to rebook as I was still watching it..

Loved the show. Was nice to see different age groups watching. Even a school was there and to start off with they were nervous about what they were going to see. But soon got sucked into the fun and magic of the musical.


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FAB U LOUS

Everything about the show was fabulous - the music, costumes. Just loved it.


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A must see

Most enjoyable show, humorous, heartwarming and with a message.


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Good fun

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Brilliant Show !!

The show had everything - happy, sad, inspiring, funny, great acting, great music etc etc. It was a thoroughly enteraining show that was so enjoyable to watch :-)


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One of the best shows in the west end

Absolutely brilliant, don't miss this show


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Absolute magic

Kinkyboots, absolutely fantastic production. One of the best West End musicals we have seen. present to ourselves.Wedding anniversary!


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Open

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Great Show

It was a great show! Don't miss it!


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Joyful

Life's the story. LOLA was fantastic kept while stage alive


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An excellent night out

The show was superb. A great spectacle of music and dancing with a strong life message.


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Best show

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Absolutely fantastic

Loved the show, thoroughly entertained from start to finish. Really enjoyed.


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Awesome.

Very good story that fits current issues about sexuality. My daughter and son enjoyed it a lot too.


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I loved everything about it - music, acting and the meaningfulness of the story told.

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Thoroughly enjoyable, engaging and entertaining

The first ten minutes or so seemed slow but it soon became clear this was just the setting-of-the-stage. First gear done and dusted the show rocketed forward with unrelenting energy. My companion (a sometime dancer) and I were agreed that most women would (a) die for the Angels' legs, (b) never be able to manage those moves and (c) definitely not in heels! If you love dance, outrageous costumes, Cyndi Lauper music and a happy ending; DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!!! That's an order!


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So cheerful and sparking, it's like going to a party!

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Amazing!!!! The singers were the best the songs the story just the best musical ever !

totally awesome! Loved everything about it well done Cindy for picking the best singers actors for this musical


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Inspiring

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Brilliant

Fantastic show loved it.


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Bloody Fantastic from the start.

Outstanding show.


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Uplifting

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Fun colourful and entertaining

Great show very entertaining , wasn't any songs you would recognise but this did not spoil the show at all !! Loved it from beginning to end !


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Dazzling, a must see.

The show followed the same story as the film. It transferred well to the stage. Drag Queens had a real command of the stage. Singing and sets were very good. It was an excellent show.


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Great show, laughed so much.

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Good easy fun

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Fantastic. A must see!!!

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Fun fun fun!

Feelgood show, lots of fun and a great message to take away.


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Crazy, amazing show with a fabulous feel good factor!

Just go and see it!


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Had to fight sleep from boredom. Would not recommend show to anyone.

I have been to several shows prior to this, I'm no novice. Although I'd watched the film before and knew the story line, I don't think it translated well to theatre. I found it very boring and had to fight closing my eyes!


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Incredible show! Funny, feel good with the most beautiful drag queens


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very full on

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Amazing and fatanstic!

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Cool stuff!

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Great girls outing

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Fun, poignant, timely, heartwarming

Perfect escape for us Californians, fantastic entertainment, outrageously excellent dancing, costumes, and choreography.


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Really fun! Always giggling

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A fun night out!

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loved the show

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Outstanding and great feel good fun

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an unexpected enjoyable afternoon!

not being aware of the storyline we enjoyed it very much, the costumes and Lola's performance and singing were amazing and the lyrics to the music fantastic. the humour was very good. Matt Henry is very talented! Would expect some of them to be hit songs in The future!


London Box Office customer

Must see!

My second visit to the show this year, and I loved it just as much as the first. Took 3 friends with me after raving about it before, and they also had a fantastic time - we sat in the upper circle but our seats were great and we could see everything...thank you for a fantastic evening!


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Fun evening for all family

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Colourful

I wish I had read up on the story of the show before.


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Spellbinding

I saw it four months ago and just had to see it again. Simply brilliant on every level you expect from a musical!


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Check out those 'Angels'

This was my Birthday Treat - The Show flew by always a great sign.!! The Cast /Music / Dancing / Lighting....all absolutely superb. My Thanks to everyone for a great spectacle and with a fine story line.


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Great Show to See

The show was great we fully enjoyed it,


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Very entertaining, must see

absolutely fantastic feel good show. Would definitely recommend this show to anyone.


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Amazing show!

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A must see

Great storyline, excellent acting and singing. Lots of laughs and a colourful and creative wardrobe. One of the best I've seen for all round entertainment


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Fabulous show!

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Fantastic Feel good production, best thing I have seen on the stage in 10 years

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brilliant musical, better than the film

brilliant show, much better than expected, good music and Lola's and Angels costumes wonderful The complementary drinks were very much appreciated


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Unbelievably amazing

Anyone on this planet should see this transfixing musical. It'll make you laugh, cry and leave the Theatre deeply happy.


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Fantastic show, great choreography and excellent voices.

Fantastic show, great choreography and excellent voices. The two hour show passed very quickly, really entertaining.It is a show that transmits values in children's education.


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Genius and inspiring!

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A must see show

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Fantastic

We were on holiday in London for a few days and booked Kinky Boots.....so glad we did, brilliant show, the music and acting is first class and it's a great story, we would go back again, it's a must see!!!!!!


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Brilliant all round

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Brilliant show would recomend seeing

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Great singing

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Huge surprise

Wasnt sure about this one but hugely impressed


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A must see!

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Great Show, great music

The show was amazing, the music, acting, costumes. The two lead characters were brilliant. Thoroughly enjoyed it.


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A must see show

Great show , great singing and rather funny


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A great show with a moving story well dramatised.

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Excellent singing and storytelling

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When The Hammer Drops

Kinky Boots is a serious message wrapped up in an incredibly big bodacious show! The performers are dazzling, eye popping, sexy in a good way, and most importantly unbiased. There is a defining moment, when the hammer drops, and the real message is allowed to sink in to the audience. Love who you love. Simple, beautifully executed, and fun right to the very end. Cyndi Lauper deserves thanks for reaching anyone (who as they say in the show) "just hasn't made up their mind yet". Loved it!


London Box Office customer

A fun theatre expereience

The best person in this cast was the actor who played Lola[sorry not to know his name]. Playbills are not free and learning his name didn't seem important until the show ended. Overall, the cast was talented, enthusiastic and having a good time. The whole family would probably enjoy the music, dancing and singing, but very young viewers would not "get" it.


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The Dogs .......

Didn't know what to expect but one of the best shows ever.


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Entertaining

Funny, modern and entertaining!!!


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A West end classic

Omg another Reason why the west end is the Mecca of shows well done all


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Weekend escape

No matter what mood your in when you arrive you will leave the biggest feel good factor ever


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Bello

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Unexpectedly moving

I don't normally expect to enjoy musicals and go because my wife loves them, but Kinky Boots had a stromg story line that came through well. Indeed, except for the ain in my legs, it was a very pleasurable way to spend the evening. Personally, I found the sound-level too high at times, and, although I know I am unusual in this, I did notice my neighbour - not my wife - with fingers in her ears occasionally.


London Box Office customer

Review: Kinky Boots

09 Sep 2015 in Reviews

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...

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The West End will stay Kinky for longer

30 Jun 2015 in News

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!

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

09 Feb 2015 in New Shows

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.

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Hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots looks for a London home

20 Nov 2014 in New Shows

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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