Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots
From 11 June 2019
Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 3 & 8pm | Sun 3pm | R160 – R460
The Fugard Theatre

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Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present a brand new, original production of this huge-hearted, smash-hit musical which will run at the Fugard Theatre from 11 June 2019.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots was first brought to life on the big screen in 2005 before being transformed into a hit musical, winning six Tony and three Olivier Awards.

Kinky Boots features a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Tony Award for Best Original Score, Tony Award for Best Choreography and Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots has played to sold out houses on Broadway and in the West End since 2013. This mega-hit is a must see for all musical theatre fans.

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, Price & Son, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible, and discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

The Fugard Theatre’s Kinky Boots is brought to you by the same creative team behind the Fugard Theatre productions of The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret, Funny Girl and West Side Story. Direction is by Matthew Wild, Musical Direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Choreography by Louisa Talbot. Costume design is by Birrie Le Roux, Set Design by Paul Wills and Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell. Sound Design is by Mark Malherbe.

“We are honored to be presenting the South African premiere, created by an all-star team, of this hit musical that has captured the hearts of international audiences,” says Daniel Galloway, Managing Director of the Fugard Theatre. “Kinky Boots has it all - a beautiful story of hope, inspiration and friendship, combined with fabulous music, glittering costumes, breathtaking choreography and plenty of heart. We cannot wait to welcome our audiences to this Fugard Theatre original production of an International smash hit!”

Creating the role of shoe factory owner Charlie Price is Darren Craig (Grease,High School Musical), with Earl Gregory (Into the Woods, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) stepping in to the role of drag queen Lola. Namisa Mdlalose (The Colour Purple, King Kong) is Lauren, Amy Campbell (Tiger Bay, SA’s Got Talent) is Charlie’s girlfriend Nicola and Nathan Ro (Lonehill Estate, Project Fame) is Don.

Joining them on stage are Stephan van Huyssteen (Rock of Ages, Big Top Rock) as Harry, Lucy Tops (Shakespeare in Love, Funny Girl) as Pat, Lindy Abromowitz (Offbeat Broadway, Stepping Out) as Trish, Ralph Lawson (A Voice I Cannot Silence, Amadeus) as George and Glenn Swart (Immortal, Show Boat) as Mr Price. Tshepo Ncokoane (Snow White, Priscilla, Queen of The Desert) is the Lola Alternate, and he joins Phillip Schnetler (Priscilla, Queen of The Desert, Annie), Chester Martinez (Rockville2069 The Musical, Ikapa Dance Company) and Emile Doubell (The Rocky Horror Show, Footloose) as the Angels at The Blue Angel Nightclub.

Also performing in the ensemble are Shaleeni Ranchhod (Footloose, Mamma Mia), Catherine Isaacs (Antony and Cleopatra, Shattered), Shelley Lothian (Cabaret, Show Boat), Julio Jantjies (Langarm, West Side Story), Nathan Muller (Langarm, The Full Monty), Dean de Klerk (Gardening and Other Distractions, Ordinary Days), and Lee van der Merwe (West Side Story, Immortal).

The role of Young Charlie will be shared by Alexander Wallace (10), Daniel Wolson (12) and Finn Newham Blake (11) while Young Lola will performed alternately by Seth Ellis (13), Oswald Pieterse (12) and Travis Turner (9).

Kinky Boots will be performed at the Fugard Theatre from 11 June 2019 on Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm with a matinee performance on Saturdays at 3pm. Sunday Matinees at 3pm will become available from Sunday 30 June 2019. Tickets starting from R160 are now on sale, and can be booked directly through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or through the Fugard Theatre’s website at www.thefugard.com

There is a 20% discount available for all Friends of The Fugard members (for certain performances and seating); a 15% discount for pensioners and 10% discount for students and block bookings. These discounts do not apply for performances between 11 to 25 June 2019 and multiple discounts do not apply. These discounted tickets can be booked through the Fugard Theatre box office only and are available for performances from 27 June 2019 onwards. T’s and C’s apply.

Please note: Kinky Boots has a recommended age restriction of 10 years and older with parental supervision.

Patrons booking tickets online are able to beat the rush and pre-order their desired refreshments and merchandise when purchasing tickets directly from www.thefugard.com

Visit the cosy ground-floor bar for a before and after show drink and delicious snacks. If the weather plays along, enjoy the panoramic city views from the Fugard Theatre’s fantastic rooftop bar. There is secure parking available for a small fee directly opposite the Fugard Theatre in Harrington Square.

 

Reviews

★★★★★ Hilarious, heartwarming and a hell of a lot of fun - Digital Spy
★★★★★ There’s no business like shoe business - The Guardian
★★★★ Dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting - Time Out
★★★★ Total box office family entertainment - The Times
This smash-hit struts its stuff with sparkle, stilettos and heart! - Time Out New York
Dazzling and joyous! Kinky Boots is a reminder that both musicals and shoes can lift you up - Daily News
The ideal, big-Broadway experience - The New York Observer
The freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade - The Hollywood News
A sizzling theatricality that's bound to put a little more spring in your step and cheer in your heart - USA Today
You’ll get a kick out of Kinky Boots - New York Post
Those boots are made for walking, talking, singing, flouncing and wearing well above the kneecap - Whatsonstage.com

Dates & Times

  • Dates

    11 Jun 2019 -
  • Time

    Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 3 & 8pm | Sun 3pm
  • Price

    R160 – R460

Cast & Creative

  • Cast

    • Darren CraigCharlie
    • Earl GregoryLola
    • Amy CampbellNicola
    • Namisa MdlaloseLauren
    • Nathan RoDon
    • Stephan van HuyssteenHarry / Charlie Cover
    • Lucy TopsPat / Lauren Cover
    • Lindy AbromowitzTrish
    • Ralph LawsonGeorge / Male Ensemble
    • Glenn SwartMr Price / Male Ensemble
    • Tshepo NcokoaneAngel / Lola Alternate / Male Ensemble
    • Phillip SchnetlerAngel / Male Ensemble
    • Chester MartinezAngel / Male Ensemble
    • Emile DoubellAngel / Harry Cover
    • Shelley AdriaanzenEnsemble / Resident Director / Pat Cover / Trish Cover
    • Shaleeni RanchhodEnsemble / Nicola Cover
    • Catherine IsaacsEnsemble
    • Dean de KlerkRichard Bailey / Male Ensemble / Don Cover / George Cover / Second Harry Cover
    • Julio JantjiesAngel Swing / Male Ensemble
    • Nathan MullerSimon Senior / Angel Swing
    • Lee van der MerweFemale Swing / Dance Captain
    • Oswald PieterseYoung Lola
    • Travis TurnerYoung Lola
    • Seth EllisYoung Lola
    • Alexander WallaceYoung Charlie
    • Finn Newham-BlakeYoung Charlie
    • Daniel WolsonYoung Charlie
    • Dawid BoverhoffAssistant Musical Director / Band Leader / First Keys
    • Lumanyano "Unity" MziDrums
    • Robert JeffreyGuitar
    • Matthew FosterSecond Keys
    • Shaun JohannesBass
  • Creative

    • Harvey FiersteinBook
    • Cyndi LauperMusic and Lyrics
    • Jerry MitchellOriginal Direction and Choreography
    • Matthew WildDirector
    • Charl-Johan LingenfelderMusical Director
    • Louisa TalbotChoreography
    • Birrie Le RouxCostume Design
    • Paul WillsSet Design
    • Tim MitchellLighting Design
    • Mark MalherbeSound Design

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Friends of The Fugard

As a Friend of The Fugard you are eligible for great discounts on each of our current and upcoming productions. These discounts are exclusively available from our box office on 021 461 4554 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Each registered Friends of The Fugard member will receive their first 2 tickets discounted, on the usual applicable performance days and seating categories when booking through the box office. Thereafter the member’s guests will pay the full price (or other category discount, if applicable) on additional seats as required.

One member per discount. Multiple kinds of discounts do not apply. Terms and conditions apply.



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