Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots now on in Cape Town

The eagerly awaited South African production of the multiple Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots is here. The brand new, original production of this huge-hearted, smash-hit musical will run at The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town from 11 June 2019.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots was first brought to life on the big screen in 2005 before being transformed into a hit musical, winning six Tony and three Olivier Awards.

The story is about Charlie Price who has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, Price & Son, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos.

As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible, and discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

Creating the role of shoe factory owner Charlie Price is Darren Craig (Grease, High School Musical), with Earl Gregory (Into the Woods, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) stepping into the role of drag queen Lola. Namisa Mdlalose (The Colour Purple, King Kong) is Lauren, Amy Campbell (Tiger Bay, SA’s Got Talent) is Charlie’s girlfriend Nicola and Nathan Ro (Lonehill Estate, Project Fame) is Don.

Kinky Boots features a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Tony Award for Best Original Score, Tony Award for Best Choreography and Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots has played to sold-out houses on Broadway and in the West End since 2013. This mega-hit is a must see for all musical theatre fans.

“I’m so excited to bring Kinky Boots and its message of love and acceptance to South Africa, especially as it celebrates 25 years of Democracy. Audiences around the world have embraced the show, and I can’t wait for South Africa to experience the joy that Kinky Boots brings to people!” – Cyndi Lauper

The Fugard Theatre’s Kinky Boots is brought to you by the same creative team behind the Fugard Theatre productions of The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret, Funny Girl and West Side Story. The direction is by Matthew Wild, Musical Direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Choreography by Louisa Talbot. Costume design is by Birrie Le Roux, Set Design by Paul Wills and Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell. Sound Design is by Mark Malherbe.

Kinky Boots will be performed at The Fugard Theatre from 11 June 2019 on Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8 pm with a matinee performance on Saturdays at 3 pm. Sunday Matinees at 3 pm will become available from Sunday 30 June 2019.

This production has a recommended age restriction of no under 10-year-olds.

Visit the cosy ground-floor bar for a before and after show drink and delicious snacks. If the weather plays along, enjoy the panoramic city views from the Fugard Theatre’s fantastic rooftop bar. There is secure parking available for a small fee directly opposite the Fugard Theatre in Harrington Square.

Tickets starting from R160 can be booked directly through The Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or through The Fugard Theatre’s website at www.thefugard.com.

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