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Thursday, January 23

Kinky Boots heading for London next year

At the press launch of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels today in London, director and choreographer Jerry Mithcell has revealed that his long awaited  production of Kinky Boots will make its UK premiere in the West End some time in 2015.

Mitchell said: "We are in talks with a number of theatres at the moment. Cameron (Mackintosh) is heavily involved, having invested in the Broadway production."

The hit Broadway show won six Tony awards last year including Best Choreography for Mitchell. It has music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein,  and is adapted from the 2005 film of the same name which was inspired by a true story.

The musical is about Charlie who is a struggling British shoe factory's young owner.  He forms an unlikely partnership with drag queen Lola. In a bid to save the business Charlie plans to move away from the usual men's dress shoes they produce and instead make custom transvestite footwear for drag artists.  This is  when he and Lola discover that they are not so different after all ...

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