Friday, July 6

Casting for new tour of Kinky Boots

Breaking news this morning is that Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail has announced initial casting for the  UK tour of the hit musical, Kinky Boots which kicks off in Northampton on 19th September.

Joel Harper-Jackson (Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar, Regent's Park) will take on the role of shoemaker Charlie Pricee opposite Paula Lane (best known as Kylie Platt from Coronation Street) as Lauren and Callum Francis as drag queen Lola (he understudied the role in London and played the lead in the Australian production ) who will launch the tour in September and continue on the road to December 15th when Kayi Ushe (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) will step into his fabulous shoes. Demitri Lampra (The Wind in the Willows) will play Don, Adam Price (Hairspray) will play George and Helen Ternent (Jersey Boys) will play Nicola.

Completing the cast is Charlie Allen, Nicola Avino, Lizzie Bea, Joshua St Clair, Connor Collins, Daniel Conway, Shaun Dalton, John Dempsey, Niki Evans, Mary Fox, Scarlet Gabriel, Damon Gould, George Grayson, Portia Harry, Joshua Lovell, Jacob McIntosh, Chileshe Mondelle, Alfie Parker, Fred Smiley, Toyan Thomas-Browne, Andy Watkins and Jason Winter.

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