Kinky Boots coming to Manchester Opera House in November 2018

Kinky Boots will run at Manchester Opera House for three weeks in November 2018.

Manchester Opera House will host a three-week run of the hit musical Kinky Boots in November 2018 as the award winning show embarks on a UK tour.

The tour will open at Theatre Royal & Derngate in Northampton on 19 September 2018, returning to the home of this heart-warming British story, whilst the West End production continues at the Adelphi Theatre.

The musical has become a favourite with UK theatregoers, winning three Olivier Awards for Best New Musical, Best Costume Design and Best Actor in a Musical for Matt Henry who played Lola. Kinky Boots also won the London Evening Standard BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical as well as three WhatsOnStage Awards for Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical and Best Choreography.

What is Kinky Boots about?

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

With a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles), and songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Direction and choreography comes from by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award including three Olivier Awards, three WhatsOnStage Awards as well as six Broadway Tony Awards.

Composer and Lyricist, Cyndi Lauper commented, “It has been a wonderful adventure and a privilege for me, to play a part in creating Kinky Boots. Everyone can relate to this universal story, and I am overwhelmed that people in the UK have embraced it with open arms. I am thrilled that this fabulous show will be touring the country!”

Where and when does Kinky Boots run in Manchester?

Kinky Boots enjoys a three week run at Manchester Opera House from 12 November until 1 December 2018. Tickets are priced from £19.50.

image of Kinky Boots from its London run courtesy Matt Crockett.