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Cast announced for West End Kinky Boots

Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly will lead the cast at the Adelphi Theatre

Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry
© Darren Bell

Casting has been announced for the West End premiere of screen-to-stage musical Kinky Boots, which opens at the Adelphi Theatre in September.

Matt Henry will star as drag queen Lola, the role created on screen by Chiwetel Ejiofor. Henry, who recently appeared in The Voice, has West End credits including The Lion King and Avenue Q.

He'll be joined by Killian Donnelly, currently starring alongside Beverley Knight in Memphis, as Charlie.

Other principal cast members include Amy Lennox (Lauren), Amy Ross (Nicola), Jamie Baughan (Don) and Michael Hobbs (George).

Further adult cast includes Gemma Atkins, Paul Ayers, Jeremy Batt, Arun Blair-Mangat, Marcus Collins, Emma Crossley, Jordan Fox, Callum Francis, Robert Grose, Gillian Hardie, Chloe Hart, Sophie Isaacs, Luke Jackson, Robert Jones, Adam Lake, Catherine Millsom, Sean Needham, Tim Prottey-Jones, Verity Quade, Javier Santos, Dominic Tribuzio, Alan Vicary, Michael Vinsen and Bleu Woodward.

Kinky Boots is adapted from the 2006 Brit flick about a drag queen who helps an ailing shoe company design a new line of sturdy fetish footwear.

It features songs by pop star Cyndi Lauper, a book by Harvey Fierstein and direction/choreography by Jerry Mitchell.

Kinky Boots opens at the Adelphi on 21 August 2015 ahead of press night on 15 September, with booking opening on 2 March.

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