Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Review: Kinky Boots

Hey readers!
It's time for my review of Kinky Boots.
WOW! Just WOW! This show was spectacular. I knew it would be a good show, but I didn't realise how good. Inspired by a true story and based on the Miramax film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price who has reluctantly inherited his father's Northampton shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save the family business from bankruptcy, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discover that when you change your mind, you can change the world. The show sent a really good message across about accepting people for who they are. The songs were brilliant with a lot of them being very catchy. Earlier today I had 'The Most Beautiful Thing' stuck on my brain. Composer Cyndi Lauper has done a great job. Jerry Mitchell has also done a smashing job with directing and choreographing. The costume designs were amazing, especially the 'Kinky Boots'. There was no weak link within the cast, they all gelled so well together. Cast members who stood out for me were Killian Donnelly as Charlie Price, Matt Henry as Lola/Simon, Amy Lennox as Lauren, Jamie Baughan as Don, Michael Hobbs as George and Jeremy Batt, Arun Blair-Mangat, Marcus Collins, Luke Jackson, Adam Lake and Javier Santos as the Angels. It was nice surprise to see Marcus Collins was in the cast as I am a big X Factor fan. The show was very moving and very funny. The only thing I would change is that in one scene Charlie asks his friend Harry to help him and Harry says yes, but then Harry disappears and there is no mention of him whatsoever. I would probably take Harry's scene out as it is a bit of a waste of time. Overall this show is good all-round family entertainment and I really recommend this show as it is currently one of the best West End musicals.

The featured star of Kinky Boots is, drum roll please… KILLIAN DONNELLY!


This was a such a hard decision for me. Originally I was going to give featured star to Matt Henry but after hearing Killian singing 'Soul of a Man' it would've been a crime not to give him featured star. He is acting was extraordinary and his singing was incredible. I'm so glad I got to see Killian in this role and he gives the show his all.

Now for my final verdict in Kinky Boots. I give Kinky Boots… 


I have a feeling this is a show that will be very successful. I hope I will be seeing the show again soon.

Think it should have got a lower rating? If so comment below.

Join me next time when I will be reviewing Matilda the Musical.

Thanks for reading!

-The Reviewer

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