Countdown begins to opening of Harrogate Operatic Players production of musical Kinky Boots - this is when curtain goes up on the show

The long-awaited treturn of musical theatre to Harrogate Theatre kicks off in style with a Harrogate premiere.

By Sue Wilkinson
Monday, 17th January 2022, 1:59 pm
Harrogate Operatic Players present Kinky Boots at Harrogate Theatre next month
Harrogate Operatic Players present Kinky Boots at Harrogate Theatre next month

Harrogate Operatic Players presents Kinky Boots – Harvey Fierstein’s multi-award winning musical witih a score by Cyndi Lauper.

Inspired by true events, it sees Charlie played by Rich Hawley trying to escape his dull life in Northampton with his childhood sweetheart Nicola played by Susannah Todd for a better life in London.

When his father dies, Charlie is left to run the family business. A chance encounter sees Charlie meet Lola – a drag queen played by Chris Mooney, who helps Charlie to try and get the business back on track.

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“Kinky Boots is a story about being who you are,” said the Players chairman Richard Lill. “It is about finding your own way.”

“It has an amazing chorus made up of the Price & Son factory workers delivering some high-kicking dance routines.”

Musical director is Jim Lunt and the director and choreographer is Michael Kirby assisted by Sophie Jamshidi.

The set is inspired by the West End version and the costumes have been designed and created by Richard Lill.

Kinky Boots is at Harrogate Theatre fromTuesday February 1 to Saturday February 5, daily at 7.30pm with a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm.