The Phantom Of The Opera has returned to Her Majesty’s Theatre. Having watched from the sideline as the show’s two producers bickered about the future of Hal Prince’s acclaimed production, Douglas Mayo was keen to revisit the Phantom’s Lair at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London to see what had become of the “brilliant original”.
Kinky Boots London Cast Recording Sony Music Classical Purchase A Copy Following on from their win at this year’s Olivier Awards, the London cast recording of Kinky Boots has now been released. As with quite a few cast albums produced to accompany West End productions of late (Made In Dagenham and Legally Blonde amongst others), this album was recorded live in the Adelphi Theatre over several performances with an audience present. This live recording can have several benefits when it comes to the recording of stage musicals. I’ve heard studio based cast albums where the soul of the show has been sanitised out of the recording in a studio setting in the search for a perfect recording. In this recording of Kinky Boots, the live recording works to the benefit of the show and you really get a feel of the live experience. It also allows for important dialogue in … Read more
Kinky Boots has announced today that it is extending its current booking period until Saturday 28 May 2016, with tickets for this latest extension going on sale on Monday 19th October. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price (Killian Donnelly) is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola (Matt Henry), a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. Kinky Boots features a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award winner Cyndi Lauper. BOOK NOW FOR KINKY BOOTS
Lennox is sensational as Lauren, the whacky factory girl who flirts with and eventually wins the heart of the Boss. It is a comic tour-de-force from Lennox who doesn’t miss a trick, let a laugh opportunity pass or do anything at less than dynamite power levels. She completely steals every scene she is in and her hilarious solo, The History of Wrong Guys, is the first moment in the show then you think that Lauper might be up to the task of composing a Broadway score. Start engraving that Olivier Award now, because if there is any justice Lennox will be a shoe in.
The cast and production team have been working tirelessly to bring Kinky Boots the musical to London and we’ve found this great preview clip from The Hollywood News which has us counting down the days. Based on the British film of the same name, Kinky Boots is the story of a traditional family business in financial difficulty which turns to a new market to change their fortunes. It’s an incredible story that proves that you can change the world when you change your mind. Written by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein and Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Kinky Boots starts previews at the Adelphi Theatre on 21 August 2015 and opens on 15 September 2015. BOOK TICKETS FOR KINKY BOOTS
The West End production of Memphis is now previewing at the Shaftesbury Theatre, with its opening night scheduled for October 23rd and we’ve been given a preview look at the production which is sure to storm the West End. Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, Memphis follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Led by multi award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight as club singer ‘Felicia Farrell’ and stage star Killian Donnelly as radio DJ ‘Huey Calhoun’, with Rolan Bell as ‘Delray’, Tyrone Huntley as ‘Gator’, Claire Machin as ‘Gladys’, Jason Pennycooke as ‘Bobby’ and Mark Roper as ‘Mr. Simmons’, the full cast of MEMPHIS will include Keisha Atwell, Arielle Campbell, Mark Carroll, Joseph Davenport, Momar Diagne, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Kimmy Edwards, Hillary Elk, … Read more