Kinky Boots UK tour comes to Blackpool Opera House

A scene from Kinky Boots, which is coming to the Opera House on its UK tour
A scene from Kinky Boots, which is coming to the Opera House on its UK tour
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A new tour of hit West End show Kinky Boots is strutting its way to Blackpool in 2019.

The show will star former Coronation Street actress Paula Lane - who played Kylie Platt, and features music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper.

Paula Lane, formerly Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, is to star in Kinky Boots, which is coming to the Opera House on its UK tour

Paula Lane, formerly Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, is to star in Kinky Boots, which is coming to the Opera House on its UK tour

Based on the British movie of the same name, and inspired by true events, the heart-warming musical sees Northampton shoe factory boss Charlie Price struggling to live up to his family’s name and his father’s expectations, and the factory’s future is hanging in the balance.

But help comes along in the ‘spectacular form’ of Lola, a drag performer in need of some ‘sturdy new stilettos’.

The tour launches in September, back in the home town of the story at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate theatre, and comes to Blackpool for a two-week run from Monday, September 30 2019.

Composer and lyricist Cyndi Lauper said: “It has been a wonderful adventure and a privilege for me, to play a part in creating Kinky Boots.

A scene from Kinky Boots, which is coming to the Opera House on its UK tour

A scene from Kinky Boots, which is coming to the Opera House on its UK tour

“Everyone can relate to this universal story, and I am overwhelmed that people in the UK have embraced it with open arms.

“I am thrilled this fabulous show will tour the country.”

Kinky Boots has won every major ‘best musical’ award in its time on the West End and Broadway.

Also set to appear are Kayi Ushe as Lola and Joel Harper-Jackson as Charlie.

A scene from Kinky Boots, which is coming to the Opera House on its UK tour

A scene from Kinky Boots, which is coming to the Opera House on its UK tour

The show’s book is by Harvey Fierstein and has Jerry Mitchell as director and choreographer, who said: “I am delighted to see this big-spirited musical going on tour. Kinky Boots is very close to my heart, and I am looking forward to taking this British musical all over the UK.”

Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 11am from www.wintergardens blackpool.co.uk.