Kinky Boots

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After winning the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots is as successful as ever! Following the tale of a reluctant shoe factory owner and his special friendship with fabulous drag queen Lola, Kinky Boots is the ultimate musical about love, acceptance and friendship.

Featuring a fabulous score by Cyndi Lauper, Olivier Award-winning actor Matt Henry stars as Lola. London's favourite new musical, Kinky Boots is not one to miss!
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Booking until 6 May 2017

Box Office Contacts

Box Office:020 3725 7060
Access Booking:020 3725 7066
Group Booking:020 3725 7060
Stage Door:020 7836 1166

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History

Originally opening in 1806, the Adelphi Theatre had early performance roots in pantomime, burletta, operas and melodrama, with many productions dubbed as Adelphi Screamers.

In the 1830’s, the Adelphi became well-known for producing some of the first stage adaptations of Charles Dickens novels. For example throughout the mid 1800’s, the Adelphi was home to The Bloomsbury Christening, The Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby and A Christmas Carol.

One of the most famous murders in theatrical history took place at the Adelphi Theatre. In 1897, actor William Terris was stabbed to death at the stage door before he was due to star in a performance of Secret Service. Terris’ ghost is said to haunt the theatre to this day.

The early 20th century saw a greater influx of musicals and operettas at the Adelphi, including The Earl and The Girl (1904) and The Quaker Girl (1910). Towards the mid-20th century the theatre premiered Noel Coward’s Words and Music (1932), and later when on to resume its trend of light-hearted musicals such as Maggie May (1964) and A Little Night Music (1975).

In more recent years, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group purchased the theatre and presented big musicals such as Sunset Boulevard (1993), Chicago (1997), Evita (2006), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (2007), Love Never Dies (2010) and Sweeney Todd (2012).

In a slight break from the current trend of large-scale musicals, the theatre became home to the National Theatre's hugely successful One Man Two Guvnors (2011), which then moved to the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

In 2012, The Bodyguard musical made its world debut at the Adelphi Theatre. Heather Headley originated the role of Rachel Marron in the show and was then replaced by international superstar Beverley Knight, who was later replaced by X Factor winner Alexandra Burke.

In December 2014, the musical premiere of Made in Dagenham opened at the Adelphi Theatre, starring Gemma Arterton. Despite encouraging reviews, the show closed in the spring of 2015, making way for the West End debut of Broadway hit Kinky Boots, which opened in September 2015.

Past Shows

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Made in Dagenham
(closed 11 Apr 2015)
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The Bodyguard
(closed 29 Aug 2014)