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Friday, February 6

Kinky Boots confirmed for Adelphi in August

Director and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell and his team are currently in London auditioning for the cast of his hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots which is now confirmed to be making its much-anticipated transfer across the pond to open at the Adelphi Theatre in August of this year.

Casting is taking place over the next two months (with over 1,600 applications already received  from people keen to audition) with rehearsals scheduled to begin in July, and the first preview scheduled for August 21st.Jerry Mitchell is reportedly keen to find all-British cast saying  "It's got to be British actors, because one of the things we always took a beating on in New York was the accents." Adding that thanks to the various shows he’s worked on here - from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to Legally Blonde - he already had some idea of how good British actors, dancers and singers are.‘But there are always new people you don’t know about,’ said Mitchell, who is also working on several other shows he wants to launch in London including a new production of Easter Parade.
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 ...  

Award winning writers Fierstein and Lauper are also checking Kinky Boots' book and lyrics to make sure the dialogue is UK-friendly.

Casting will be announced at a later date, with tickets going on sale to the general public on 2nd March.


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