Adelphi Theatre

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

Kinky Boots

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based on 1230 reviews

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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

What to expect:

Acting

Music

Costumes

Story

Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone
76%
Families
77%
Teenagers
85%
Couples
93%
Theatregoers
95%

based on 1230 reviews

A must see!

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


London Box Office customer

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


London Box Office customer

Entertaining

London Box Office customer

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


London Box Office customer

Simply brilliant

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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


London Box Office customer

Uplifting fun filled glamour!!!

London Box Office customer

brilliant

London Box Office customer

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.


London Box Office customer

Amazing!!

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Fantastic

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A must for everyone

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You'll regret not going!

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


London Box Office customer

Very creative & entertaining

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


London Box Office customer

Touching and funny

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FUN

London Box Office customer

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.


London Box Office customer

such a fun must see show

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Absolutely Fabulous

So much fun


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Colorfull, creative


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Supercalafragalisticexpialidocious

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


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What a show!

Great show . Would thoroughly recommend for a great night out


London Box Office customer

FABULOUS!!!

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The best

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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!


London Box Office customer

Exceeded my expectation - WOW

London Box Office customer

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.


London Box Office customer

Kinky Boots

Excellent show


London Box Office customer

Creative

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Excellent!

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Feel good fun!

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Colourful, Encouraging, Amazing

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


London Box Office customer

Fab show!.

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


London Box Office customer

Quite a lot of fun

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

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


London Box Office customer

It was amazing!!!!

London Box Office customer

A must see, amazing!!

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


London Box Office customer

sehenswert super Musik

London Box Office customer

What an amazing show. Bloody brilliant


London Box Office customer

Funny, dazzling, heartwarming

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Must see

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colorful

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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.


London Box Office customer

Must see

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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.


London Box Office customer

Amazingly funny show !! Loved it !!!


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Noice

It was well good


London Box Office customer

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


London Box Office customer

Just Fabulous

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


London Box Office customer

Kinky’s Great!!!

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Fantastic

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colorful bright and fun

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Hilarious and emotional

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Amazing

London Box Office customer

Enjoyable show

London Box Office customer

Great entertainment! A must see!

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


London Box Office customer

Fab -u-lous. Loved every minute 😊

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Must see

A show that lifts the spirits


London Box Office customer

Must see

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


London Box Office customer

Fantastic.

Best show I've seen. brilliant.


London Box Office customer

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.


London Box Office customer

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!


London Box Office customer

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

London Box Office customer

İncredible

London Box Office customer

Great show! Must see!

London Box Office customer

vibrant,superbly acted show, a must see

London Box Office customer

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!


London Box Office customer

Uplifting

London Box Office customer

A must see for sure!

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Funky fun!

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


London Box Office customer

Glitz glam and laughter

Great show with excellent comedy elements, loved the costumes.


London Box Office customer

Uplifting & fun

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


London Box Office customer

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!!


London Box Office customer

Fabulous!

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


London Box Office customer

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!


London Box Office customer

Great

Amazing show and great acting. My mum loved it too


London Box Office customer

Brilliant

10/10 - Absolutely brilliant!!


London Box Office customer

Creative, funny and great choreography

London Box Office customer

Fabulous evening of fun!

London Box Office customer

Wonderful show

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


London Box Office customer

Simply amazing

Loved everything, such a fun show!


London Box Office customer

Magnificent

Loved every min of it.


London Box Office customer

A real West End treat

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


London Box Office customer

Very good show

London Box Office customer

It's lovely

London Box Office customer

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

London Box Office customer

Spirited

Thought the acting was very good. Lively and entertaining.


London Box Office customer

Dazzling production...I am still grinning!

London Box Office customer

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


London Box Office customer

A must see!

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Spectacular

absolutely perfect in every way!!!


London Box Office customer

BRILLIANT


London Box Office customer

Whatever Lola want she SHOULD get

London Box Office customer

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

London Box Office customer

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.


London Box Office customer

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


London Box Office customer

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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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Facilities

  • Air cooled
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Member of Q-Park scheme
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 1500
  • Year built: 1806