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Kinky Boots at The Fugard Theatre

June 11 @ 8:00 pm - June 30 @ 8:00 pm

R160

The cast has been revealed for the hottest production of the year, the eagerly awaited South African premiere of the multiple Tony award-winning musical, Kinky Boots.

Presented by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre, a brand new, original production of this huge-hearted, smash-hit musical will run at The Fugard Theatre from June 11 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 Fugard Theatre’s rendition is brought to you by the same creative team behind the Fugard Theatre productions of The Rocky Horror ShowCabaretFunny Girl and West Side Story.

The musical 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.

Cyndi Lauper is 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 Lauper can’t wait for South Africa to experience the joy that the production brings.

The story: Charlie Price, played by Darren Craig, 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. Stepping into the drag queen role of Lola is actor, Earl Gregory. 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.

Kinky Boots is a beautiful story of hope, friendship and inspiration which highlights that we are not as different to each other as we think. Add in the fabulous music, glittering costumes and breathtaking choreography, this is an unmissable night of fun.

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

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

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. There is a 20% discount available for all Friends of The Fugard members (on certain performance days); a 15% discount for pensioners and 10% discount for students and block bookings. These discounts do not apply for performances from June 11 to 25 2019. These discounted tickets can be booked through the Fugard Theatre box office only and are available for performances from 27 June 2019 onwards.

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. Beat the rush and order your pre-show drinks online when purchasing tickets.

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Start:
June 11 @ 8:00 pm
End:
June 30 @ 8:00 pm
Cost:
R160
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Website:
https://www.thefugard.com/whats-on/coming-soon/item/kinky-boots

Venue

The Fugard Theatre
Corner Caledon & Lower Buitenkant Street, District Six
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
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Phone:
021 461 4554