Kinky Boots announces West End closing date

The Olivier Award-winning musical Kinky Boots will play its final performance at the Adelphi Theatre on 12 January 2019.

The show opened at the Adelphi in September 2015 and will have played over 1,400 performances in its West End home upon closing.

With music by Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots is based on the hit 2005 film with a screenplay by Tim Firth. It 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. It won three Olivier Awards in 2016 for Best New Musical, Best Costume Design and Best Actor in a Musical for Matt Henry.

The final West End cast features Simon-Anthony Rhoden as Lola, Oliver Thompsett as Charlie Price and Natalie McQueen as Lauren.