SA Premiere of Tony Award Winning KINKY BOOTS at The Fugard Theatre

By MapMyWay
18 June 2019

Kinky Boots, The Fugard Theatre, Earl Gregory,Darren Craig
“You’ll get a kick out of Kinky Boots” New York Post

The countdown is on to the hottest production of the year – Kinky Boots – the eagerly awaited South African premiere of this multiple Tony award-winning musical, at The Fugard Theatre. NEWS FLASH: extended to 27 October!

The Fugard Theatre’s Kinky Boots is brought to you by the same creative team behind their 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 honoured to be presenting the South African premiere of this Tony Award- winning, feel-good musical,” says Daniel Galloway, Managing Director of The Fugard Theatre. “Kinky Boots is a beautiful story of hope, friendship and inspiration that highlights we are not as different to each other as we think. Add in thefabulous music, glittering costumes andbreathtaking choreography, this is an unmissable night of fun!”

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.

“I’m so excited to bring Kinky Boots and its message of love and acceptance to South Africa, especially as it celebrates 25 years of Democracy. Audiences around the world have embraced the show, and I can’t wait for South Africa to experience the joy that Kinky Boots brings to people!” – Cyndi Lauper

Kinky Boots Story

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.

Reviews for the international productions have included:
“An absolute hoot of a show, total box office family entertainment” THE TIMES
“Unrelenting rapture, enough energy to light a continent” BBC LONDON
“Dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting” TIME OUT
“Sweetly, vivaciously, irresistibly good” THE WASHINGTON POST
“So much fun, you’ll dance out of the theatre” ABC NEWS

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

This production has a recommended age restriction of no under 10 year olds.

WHERE: The Fugard Theatre  Corner Caledon & Lower Buitenkant Street, District Six, Cape Town, 8001

WHEN: 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 can be booked directly through The Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or through The Fugard Theatre’s website
There is a 20% discount available for all Friends of The Fugard members (on certain performance days); 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. These discounted tickets can be booked through the Fugard Theatre box office only and are available for performances from 27 June 2019 onwards.

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.

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