The West End cast of Kinky Boots
The West End cast of Kinky Boots
© Matt Crockett

Further dates and venues have been added to the first UK tour of Kinky Boots, which begins this September at Royal and Derngate in Northampton.

Based on the hit 2005 film with a screenplay by Tim Firth, the musical garnered positive reviews when it first opened at the Adelphi Theatre. It has music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein.

The play tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits a suffering shoe factory. Following a meeting with drag queen Lola, Price starts embracing a more flamboyant business model.

First opening on Broadway in 2012, with direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell. It earned 13 Tony Award nominations, winning six including Best Musical and Best Score. In 2016 it went on to win three Olivier Awards following its West End premiere.

The show will continue its West End run at the Adelphi Theatre.

The new locations will be Venue Cymru, Llandudno (11 to 16 February 2019), New Theatre Oxford (18 to 23 February 2019), Birmingham Hippodrome (11 to 23 March 2019), Liverpool Empire (25 March to 6 April 2019), His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen (23 April to 4 May 2019), Kings Theatre, Glasgow (6 to 18 May 2019), Theatre Royal Nottingham (27 May to 8 June 2019), Lyceum Sheffield (10 to 22 June 2019), Sunderland Empire (24 June to 6 July).

The show will open at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton from 19 September to 6 October.