Kinky Boots Cast

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Casting Announced for Kinky Boots

Edinburgh is to get split casting for the lead role of Lola in Kinky Boots, when it arrives at the Edinburgh Playhouse for its five week run over Christmas.

Callum Francis will play Lola until 15 December and Kayi Ushe will take over the role from 17 December 2018 for the remainder of the tour. Paula Lane, known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, will play Lauren and Joel Harper-Jackson will play Charlie.

Callum Francis Lola in Kinky Boots. Image Darren Bell

Callum Francis will play Lola until December 15. Pic: Darren Bell

The touring production sets off from Northampton on September 19 and arrives in Edinburgh on 10 December 2018 where it will run over the Christmas period until Saturday 5 January 2019. Further Scottish dates are in Aberdeen at His Majesties (23 April – 4 May 2019) and at the Glasgow King’s (6 – 18 May 2019).

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots goes from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan by way of a sizzling soundtrack from Cyndi Lauper.




Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the 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.

With a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles) and songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots is a joyous musical celebration about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Best Musical winner

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award including three Olivier Awards, three WhatsOnStage Awards as well as six Broadway Tony Awards.

The Kinky Boots team from December 17 - Paula Lane (Lauren), Kayi Ushe (Lola) and Joel Harper-Jackson (Charlie). Pic: Helen Maybanks

The Kinky Boots team from December 17 – Paula Lane (Lauren), Kayi Ushe (Lola) and Joel Harper-Jackson (Charlie). Pic: Helen Maybanks

Also joining the Kinky Boots cast will be Demitri Lampra  as Don, Adam Price  as George and Helen Ternent as Nicola.

They will be accompanied by Charlie Allen, Nicola Avino,Lizzie Bea, Joshua St Clair, Connor Collins, Daniel Conway, Shaun Dalton, John Dempsey, Niki Evans, Mary Fox, Scarlet Gabriel, Damon Gould, George Grayson, Portia Harry, Joshua Lovell, Jacob McIntosh, Chileshe Mondelle, Alfie Parker, Fred Smiley, Toyan Thomas-Browne, Andy Watkins and Jason Winter.

The musical is based on the 2005 film Kinky Boots, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth. Directed by Julian Jarrold it stared Joel Edgerton as Charlie with Chiwetel Ejiofor as Lola.

Listings and links

Kinky Boots
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA.
10 December 2018 – Saturday 5 January 2019
Tickets from www.atgtickets.com.  Click here for tickets & details.

Kinky Boots tour website: www.kinkybootsthemusical.co.uk.

The 2005 movie and the West End Cast recording of the musical are available from Amazon. Click the images for details:

 

Kinky Boots on tour:
19 Sept – 6 Oct 2018 Northampton
Royal & Derngate
01604 624 811 Book online
16 – 27 Oct 2018 Wolverhampton
Grand Theatre
01902 429212 Book Online
29 Oct – 10 Nov 2018 Newcastle
Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21 Book Online
12 Nov – 1 Dec 2018 Manchester
Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019 Book Online
10 Dec 2018 – 05 Jan 2019 Edinburgh
Playhouse
0844 871 3014 Book Online
14 – 26 Jan 2019 Canterbury
The Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787 Book Online
28 Jan – 9 Feb 2019 Stoke-on-Trent
Regent Theatre
0844 871 7649 Book Online
11 – 16 Feb 2019 Llandudno
Venue Cymru
01492 872000 Book online
18 – 23 Feb 2019 Oxford
New Theatre
0844 871 3020 Book online
25 Feb – 9 March 2019 Bristol
Hippodrome
0844 871 3012 Book online
11 – 23 March 2019 Birmingham
Hippodrome
0844 338 5000 Book online
25 March – 6 April 2019 Liverpool
Empire
08448 713 017 Book online
8 – 20 April 2019 Leeds
Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700 Book online
23 April – 4 May 2019 Aberdeen
His Majesty’s Theatre
01224 641122 Book online
6 – 18 May 2019 Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
27 May – 8 June 2019 Nottingham
Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555 Book online
10 – 22 June 2019 Sheffield
Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000 Book online
24 June – 6 July 2019 Sunderland
Sunderland Empire
0844 871 3022 Book online
8 – 20 July 2019 Plymouth
Theatre Royal
01752 230440 Book online
22 July – 3 Aug 2019 Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online
3 – 14 Sept 2019 Southampton
The Mayflower Theatre
02380 711811 Book online

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