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Kinky Boots UK and Ireland tour announces further dates and venues

The tour kicked off in September

Kinky Boots tour cast
© Helen Maybanks

Further dates and venues have been added to the first tour of Kinky Boots, which began this September at Royal and Derngate in Northampton.

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 Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein.

The play tells the story of Charlie 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. It 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 will run in the West End until its planned closing date of 12 January 2019.

New touring dates include the Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (19 August to 31 August 2019) while the show will also visit Alhambra Theatre Bradford (14 to 26 October 2019), Milton Keynes Theatre (28 October to 9 November 2019) and Hull New Theatre (11 to 23 November 2019)

Dates for 2019 include Venue Cymru, Llandudno (11 to 16 February 2019), New Theatre Oxford (18 to 23 February 2019), Birmingham Hippodrome (11 to 23 March 2019), Liverpool Empire (25 March to 6 April 2019), His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen (23 April to 4 May 2019), Kings Theatre, Glasgow (6 to 18 May 2019), Theatre Royal Nottingham (27 May to 8 June 2019), Lyceum Sheffield (10 to 22 June 2019), Sunderland Empire (24 June to 6 July).

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