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Kinky Boots' Oliver Tompsett performs "Soul of a Man"

Watch Tompsett performing the iconic song from the musical

Oliver Tompsett performing "Soul of a Man"

WhatsOnStage have an exclusive watch of Kinky Boots leading man Oliver Tompsett, who plays Charlie Price, in action performing "Soul of a Man".

Tompsett, who took over the role in June 2018, will continue to play the part until the show concludes its West End run in January 2019.

Based on the hit 2005 film with a screenplay by Tim Firth, the musical garnered positive reviews when it first opened at the Adelphi Theatre. It has music and lyrics by Lauper and a book by Fierstein.

The play tells the story of Price, who inherits a suffering shoe factory. Following a meeting with drag queen Lola, Price starts embracing a more flamboyant business model.

First opening on Broadway in 2012, with direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots earned 13 Tony Award nominations, winning six including Best Musical and Best Score. In 2016 it went on to win three Olivier Awards following its West End premiere.

The show is also currently out on a UK tour.

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