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 Lola, Kinky Boots is the ultimate musical about love, acceptance and friendship. Featuring a fabulous score by Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots is London's favourite musical, and definitely not one to miss!
Booking until 22 March 2017

Box Office Contacts

Box Office:0844 412 4651
Access Booking:0844 412 4648
Group Booking:0844 811 0053
Stage Door:020 7836 1166

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The Adelphi Theatre opened in 1806 and its early performance roots were in pantomime, bureltta and melodrama, with many productions dubbed as Adelphi Screamers.

In the 1830’s the Adelphi became well known for producing some of the first on 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 which included 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, 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 it has been home to 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 larger scale musicals, the theatre was also home to the West End premier of One Man Two Guvnors in 2011, which has since 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 Maron in the show and was then replaced by Beverley Knight. Knight in turn was replaced by pop queen, Alexandra Burke.

In December 2014 the musical premier of Made in Dagenham opened at the Adelphi, starring Gemma Arterton. 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

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