Kinky Boots comes to Birmingham Gay Village
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Posted on 5 Feb 2019

Acclaimed musical which takes audiences on a journey from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Songs come courtesy of pop icon Cyndi Lauper.

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Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the shoe factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola – a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

You can catch this high energy show when it stops at the Birmingham Hippodrome, Monday 11 - Saturday 23 March. Tickets HERE. Read our review below.

undefinedLola and her GORGEOUS gaggle of drags

Review:

Since its Broadway debut in 2013, hit musical Kinky Boots has toured around the world. Spending the last four years residing in the West End, the show is now out on its first ever UK and Ireland tour.

Based on the 2005 film of the same name, Kinky Boots tells the tale of Charlie Price, the newly appointed manager of his late father’s shoe factory in Northampton. Charlie has got some tough decisions to make whilst attempting to save the struggling factory. He’s also trying to rescue his relationship with his fiancée, Nicola, and their new life in London.  

After a by-chance meeting with a drag queen named Lola, Charlie identifies a potentially lucrative niche market - creating women’s boots to cater for men who dress as women. With the help of Lola and her team of drag queens, can Charlie and the factory staff overcome the challenges of ignorance and conflict to make this dream a reality?

undefinedPut on your red boots...

Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, with music and lyrics by ’80s pop star Cyndi Lauper, this story of diversity and acceptance comes alive with the help of fierce anthems (Land Of Lola and Sex Is In The Heel) and more touching songs of reflection and realisation (Not My Father’s Son and Soul Of A Man).

Joel Harper-Jackson provides likability and charm in the role of Charlie - he has audiences rooting for him from the get-go - while Paula Lane proves she can bring in the laughs as lovable and sometimes wacky factory worker Lauren. But it’s Kayi Ushe who really stands tall (both in and out of those fabulous heels) as the sassy Lola, with the vocals and moves to match.  

A special mention must go to the rest of the show’s polished ensemble, and in particular Lola’s ‘Angels’, whose slick choreography and attitude add extra twinkle to an already sparkling production.
If you’re looking for a feelgood show full of laughter, catchy tunes and a warm-hearted story of accepting people for who they truly are, Kinky Boots is the one for you. Grab yourself a ticket before they’re gone!

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