Presented by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre, the first non-replica, South African original production of multiple-Tony-Award-winning musical Kinky Boots has garnered rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.  

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots was first brought to life on the big screen in 2005 before being transformed into a hit musical.

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, Best Original Score and 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.

The Fugard Theatre’s Kinky Boots is brought to you by the same creative team behind The Fugard Theatre productions of The Rocky Horror ShowCabaretFunny Girl and West Side Story. It is directed by Matthew Wild, Charl-Johan Lingenfelder is the Musical Director and Choreography is 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.

A stellar local cast is led by Darren Craig as shoe factory owner Charlie Price and Earl stepping in to the role of drag queen Lola. To see the full cast, please visit the Fugard Theatre website.

The story: Charlie Price 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.

This production has a recommended age restriction of no one under 10 years old.

Kinky Boots will be performed at The Fugard Theatre, Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm with a matinee performance on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets going from R180 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.

Bookings are now open for performances until 27 October. 

You can book your tickets here.

Pictures: Jesse Kramer

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Aimee Pace

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