Adelphi Theatre

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots Tickets

4.8/5
based on 766 reviews

Adelphi Theatre

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Booking until: Saturday, 24 March 2018

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes

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Monday 9th October 2017 at 7:30pm

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Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 2:30pm

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Thursday 23 November 2017 at 7:30pm


Booking from:
Friday, 21 August 2015

Booking until:
Saturday, 24 March 2018

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:
75%
Families:
77%
Teenagers:
84%
Couples:
93%
Theatregoers:
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based on 766 reviews

So wonderful

From start to finish a wonderful upbeat and at times moving show. So colourful and energetic. My favourite show ever.


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Feel good show

Great show, good entertainment, & very amusing. Main characters were fab, great singers! Avoid bar drinks & ice creams - too expensive!


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Great night out in London

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A thoroughly enjoyable evening

We really enjoyed Kinky Boots. Great music, songs and dancing. We came out smiling!


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So much fun; got to see this

A fantastic feel-good show, spectacular numbers, great humour, and some nice contrast with the quieter songs,...and such good singers too. Would see it again


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Go have fun!

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True to the original Film story

Great choreography and voices but a few too many songs for my taste


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Brilliant

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A must see

We loved it. The cast was outstanding. We smiled and tapped our feet during the whole show. Friends of the man who played Lola sat 2 rows behind us and cheered loudly. They echoed our enthusiasm.


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Average

Storyline little uneven, and all over the place, boxing match didn't fit well at all, suppose part of the story but not great.


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Uplifting exhilarating entertainment

Loved it!


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Amazing

Cast was so talented and i love how simple the message of the show was


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Get ready

This show takes you on an emotional roller coaster and it's worth every ounce!


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An uplifting and joyous two and a half hours.

It is a great 'feel good' show.


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Fabulous!

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Stunning

Absolutely amazing fantastic brilliant a must see


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What a lively and fun show, very uplifting and enjoyable.

We saw the show on Broadway and feel that The Adelphi performance was even better with fantastic costumes and a cast that bonded really well and it produced a fabulous evenings entertainment.


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not to be missed

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Friendship, fun and success

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A must see

Great show good entertainment. Worth every penny


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Would go back again

Loved it, very hot up the top seats go prepared. Would go again.


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Great fun

Kept your interest.


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Brilliant

Absolutely fantastic show, best I have been to.


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Outstandingly cheerful and uplifting

The shows is through and through amazing. Great costumes, voices, set, humour. I couldn't stop laughing about the big jokes as well as the little background scenes.


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Entertaining from beginning to. End

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Original and to be seen!

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Great fun.

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Fantastic

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Excellent score, spectacular performances made Kinky Boots best musical of the decade

The show has it all. A great score, some outstanding singers, spectacular drag queen performances, a very touching story and some friction between characters. The acting was good, characters believable. Fun script and uplifting finale. Don't miss it.


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Phenomenal

This show is a brilliant work of art; from the music, coreography, costumes to acting. It will have you wanting more.


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Great show

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Thinking outside of the "shoe" box

Creativity comes from thinking outside of the box and in this story, thinking outside of the "shoe" box. There is no life in living someone else's dream (i.e. running your father's "shoe business") ... living your own dream creates your own reality! Think outside your father's "shoe" box, think outside your own "shoe" box. In Kinky Boots I discovered there is no business, like "shoe" business. The possibilities are endless in creating your own reality.


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Incredible show

My family of four (kids 14 and 18) all loved kinky boots.


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Fantastic, fabulous fun

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Sensational

A fun storyline with great acting and singing, but the costumes and sets really make it special.


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Awesome

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Amazing !!!

A fantastic show throughout !!! Definitely one of the best we've seen !!


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very good but not amazing

The show was fun and enjoyable. Quite family friendly, nothing too risqué. The story (based on a true story) is engaging and amusing. It is well worth a watch. The music was great and it was amusing in places but I think Wicked has better music and The Book of Mormon is far funnier and both have more compelling stories.


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Very entertaining

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A great night out for all

Great show. The drag queens are amazing! How they manage to walk, let alone dance and jump around, in those high heels I'll never know!


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Very Entertaining

Actors put their heart and soul into it Costumes are spectacular especially at the end. Staging cleverly done A good entertaining show


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Happy Show

I found myself smiling throughout this feel good show. Fun.


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Fantastic, entertaining, light hearted show!

Best show I've been to see, very uplifting!


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The show must go on!

This is a show not to be missed. Even better if you can get cheap tickets so keep an eye out for these. It will have you laughing, crying and up on your feet dancing.


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Amazing

Enormous fun, great costumes, wonderful cast performances (loved The Angels) but special mention to Lola, he was sensational.


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Fast paced and energetic

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A glittering delight!

Well thought, acted and performed show. The cast and crew really put on an amazing and colourful show from start to finish. Will see again and would certainly recommend.


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Feel good must see show

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Good storyline

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Must see!!

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A Zany and funny show

Choose seats in the centre in the circle. It was the first time I'd seen Kinky Boots and I would go to see it again.


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Fabulous - real feel good show

The whole show wS magic


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Great energy, stage craft and singing

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A real wow event.

What a great nights entertainment. Hugely entertaining, great story and acting. So many great moments and funny touches. Good audience participation/reaction made the evening even better.


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Super show

Great westend expwrience!


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Lola and the Angels AMAZING!

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Fabulous Upbeat Fun, Great Talents

During the opening I thought Oh no, this is too much stage business and that doesn't bode well! I couldn't have been more wrong. A beautifully choreographed show with a delightful storyline, rockin' music and a superbly talented cast, amongst whom Matt Henry shines. Totally uplifting! Good for teens and up.


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Great fun show

A really fun show full of energy and fantastic costumes.


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Krazy kartivating entertainment

Incredible vibe and energy from each and everyone of the cast. Best theatre performance I have ever seen!


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Exceptional

Amazing show, scintillating energy, fabulous acting and exceptional performance!


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Fantastic fun

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Touching story with great songs

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Brilliant fast paced show. Thoroughly enjoyed acting, singing and dance routines. Whole cast had such energy. One to see again in the future.


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Fabulous Entertainment

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greatest happiest show

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Uplifting

A truly entertaining and uplifting show.


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A must see!

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Feel Good

I took a friend as a Birthday treat after already seeing the show for the first time last year. I would still go and see it again and have told others its a must see.


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Definitely a must see show

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Brilliant show. A must see!!

I've seen a lot of shows and the production for this one is amazing. I don't want to give to much away but the male dancers were absolutely brilliant. Great humour, great story, great everything.


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Invigorating

Was a very good show would say that you could sit anywhere and have good seats


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Fun evening out!

When we booked this show as a family evening out, I honestly wasn't sure it would be fitting for our 13 & 14 year olds. But it turned out to be great- nothing uncomfortable and it provided great talking points about working through problems and acceptance. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. The music was great, the theater was intimate. If yoy haven't seen Kinky Boots- GO!


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AMAZING!! So much fun!! Loved it!!

Matt Henry was phenomenal - his acting and singing was what made the show!!! Great story line! I didn't want it to end - I shouted out Encore - I wanted to see another song and dance while clapping and dancing away as the whole theatre stood for a standing ovation!!! So much fun!!


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AMAZING!!

Best musical I've ever seen! The story is so fun with such a great message. The actors were increadible and the singing was the greatest I've ever heard live!!


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Awesome show from start to finish.

The show was vibrant and exciting. We sat in the dress circle and it was great but think the stalls might be better.


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Smashing!

Perfect mix of witty and smashing feel good musical without being shallow! A must see!


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Excellent story, incredibly told!

Thought the show was fantastic! The set was great and the acting/singing wonderful. The story was very relevant too which I thought was really nice! Overall I loved it and will highly recommend it.


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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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  • Air cooled
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  • Capacity: 1500
  • Year built: 1806

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