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Kinky Boots

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Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the shoe 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. Read more …


The critical consensus

Kinky Boots might stumble on originality, but with such heart, wit and cracking musical numbers, it’s a kick from start to finish.

****(*)Michael Cox, Across the Arts

Although the show starts slowly it soon builds up and while there’s a somewhat predictable feel-good factor at the end it’s a very enjoyable show.

****(*)Mike Smith, The Edinburgh Reporter, 11/12/2018

The moral of the story, just be who you want to be, isn’t the most original, but it bears repeating – and Kinky Boots gives it a very glamorous kick up the backside.

*****Martin Gray, All Edinburgh Theatre, 12/12/2018

Original, entrancing and heartfelt, Kinky Boots lauds self love and acceptance in a time where we desperately need more of both.

****(*)Erin Roche, Edinburgh Guide, 12/12/2018

Kinky Boots is glitzy, glamorous and full of heart.

*****Ceri Boyd, Broadway World, 12/12/2018

What makes Harvey Fierstein’s book and Cyndi Lauper’s music and lyrics so appealing, though, is the size of the heart (not to mention the balls) of the loud and proud drag queen Lola.

****(*)Peter Callaghan, Review Sphere, 12/12/2018

These boots are for oh so much more than walking darlings. They’re made for strutting, but most of all stamping the point home and delivering fierceness.

****(*)Dominic Corr, The Reviews Hub, 13/12/2018

The ensemble numbers are heightened even more by the glittery showers of showbiz pizazz brought into play by Lola’s troupe of all-male Angels, who strut their stuff on the catwalk to save the day in this most deliciously non-binary of musicals hand-crafted with a common touch.

****(*)Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 14/12/2018

An exhilarating show for Christmas.

****(*)Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 14/12/2018

Jerry Mitchell’s production really comes alive with Lola and his entourage of drag “angels”. The heels in which they strut may be death defying, but that doesn’t prevent them from walking away with the show.

***(*)(*)Allan Radcliffe, 14/12/2018

Anchored by a mesmerizing performance from Kayi Ushe, Kinky Boots is feisty, fun and vivacious.

****(*)Elaine Reid, The Skinny, 21/12/2018


Features about Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots is a moving, life-affirming tale with a message about tolerance at its core.

Lorna Irvine, The List, 06/12/2018

Harvey Fierstein--Kinky Boots

Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 11/12/2018

Where and when?

Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh from Monday December 10, 2018, until Saturday January 5, 2019. More info: www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk

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