Monday 27 March 2017 11:57 AEDT
HIGH-HEELED MUSICAL HIT STRUTS INTO BRISBANE FROM AUGUST 2017
Hot on the heels of its Australian premiere season in Melbourne, the multi-award winning, big-hearted musical Kinky Boots, will strut into the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 22 August 2017.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9am on Wednesday 29 March through QPAC and kinkybootsthemusical.com.au.
Winner of every major international Best Musical award, Kinky Boots features Tony and Grammy- winning songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, a book by Broadway royalty Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell.
“IRRESISTIBLE, BIG-HEARTED FUN, THE BEST MUSICAL TO HIT TOWN IN YEARS”
“A BRILLIANTLY PERFORMED, LIFE-AFFIRMING MUSICAL THAT HIGH-KICKS YOU OUT OF THE THEATRE
WALKING ON AIR.”
“MAGNIFICENT STORY, HEAPS OF LAUGHS. YOU’VE GOT TO SEE THIS SHOW”
Alan Jones, Radio 2GB
Australian Producer Michael Cassel said; “This show has left a glittery mark on Melbourne where it played to packed houses and standing ovations each night of its five month run. Audiences of all ages have connected with its universal message while being swept up in the incredible music and roof-raising performances from our incomparable cast. I know Brisbane audiences are going to embrace this huge-hearted hit and I speak for the show’s original producers, Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, when I say that we are all incredibly excited to be bringing this show to QPAC.”
“ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMANCES I HAVE EVER SEEN ON STAGE”
The Project, Channel Ten
“THE CHAMELEONIC CALLUM FRANCIS IS BEYOND SUPERLATIVES AS LOLA.”
“A THEATRE FULL OF PEOPLE ROSE TO THEIR FEET IN A STANDING OVATION THAT OVERWHELMED THE CAST BEFORE THEIR BOWS COULD EVEN START AND THE CURTAIN COULD BE DROPPED. IT’S THAT GOOD.”
Kinky Boots takes audiences on a hilarious journey from a bankrupt shoe factory to the runways of Milan. Callum Francis and Toby Francis lead the company as Lola and Charlie, the fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos and the young man he inspires with an outrageous idea to revamp the family business.
Sydney-based singer, writer, producer and musical theatre performer Toby Francis was most recently a member of the internationally renowned Australian music ensemble The Ten Tenors.
British star Callum Francis made his Australian debut directly from London, where he wowed audiences as the understudy Lola on the West End stage and performed in UK productions of The Lion King, Ghost and Miss Saigon.
Rounding out the cast are a mix of accomplished musical theatre performers and exciting fresh faces, including Sophie Wright (Lauren), Joe Kosky (Don), Teagan Wouters (Nicola) and Nathan Carter (George), along with Blake Appelqvist, James Delisco Beeks, comedy veteran Glenn Butcher, Hilary Cole, Jessica Condon, Denise Devlin, Euan Doidge, Daniel Downing, Bronte Florian, Linden Furnell, Ryan Gonzalez, Samm Hagen, Anthony Harkin, Nicholas Kyriacou, Jenni Little, Liam Peel, Emma Powell, Matthew Predny, Eric Rasmussen, Mark Simpson, Mark Stefanoff and Mitchell Woodcock.
Kinky Boots is inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film starring Joel Edgerton. It opened on Broadway in April 2013 scooping six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score Written for the Theatre, and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. The blockbuster hit opened in London’s West End in September 2015, winning three Olivier Awards including Best New Musical.
Kinky Boots made its Australian premiere in Melbourne in October 2016 and will play a Sydney season at the Capitol Theatre from 12 April.