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Killian Donnelly and MattHenry

Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry to lead the cast of Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots The Musical has today announced full casting for the London production with Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry leading the cast.

Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry will portray the central characters Charlie and Lola  and joining them are Amy Lennox (Lauren), Jamie Baughan (Don), Amy Ross (Nicola) and Michael Hobbs (George).

The full cast includes Gemma Atkins, Paul Ayers, Jeremy Batt, Arun Blair-Mangat, Marcus Collins, Emma Crossley, Jordan Fox, Callum Francis, Robert Grose, Gillian Hardie, Chloe Hart, Sophie Isaacs, Luke Jackson, Robert Jones, Adam Lake, Catherine Millsom, Sean Needham, Tim Prottey-Jones, Verity Quade, Javier Santos, Dominic Tribuzio, Alan Vicary, Michael Vinsen and Bleu Woodward.

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.

Killian is currently staring in Memphis opposite Beverley Knight at the Shaftesbury theatre and prior to this he starred in The Commitments which is still playing to a packed house at the Palace theatre. His extensive theatre credits include Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre), The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Les Misérables (Queens Theatre), Michael Collins – A Musical Drama (Cork Opera House), The Full Monty (Olympia Theatre) and West Side Story (Solstice Theatre). Killian’s film credits include Les Misérables (Working Title). He has also appeared on television in Showbands (RTÉ) and The Last Furlong (RTÉ).

Matt Henry recently appeared as a finalist on Series 2 of ‘The Voice’. His theatre credits include Avenue Q (National Tour), The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (Northampton), The Harder They Come (Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nottingham Playhouse and National Tour), The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas, The Frontline (Shakespeare’s Globe), Hair (English Theatre Frankfurt), Saturday Night Fever (National Tour) and Miss Saigon (Cameron Mackintosh). Feature film credits include Muppets Most Wanted and Gulliver’s Travels.

Based on the acclaimed British film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kinky Boots The Musical is a riotous new Broadway musical that is coming home to the UK, previewing in London’s West End Theatre from 21 August 2015 .

Winner of SIX Tony Awards including Best Musical, the show features a score by pop superstar Cyndi Lauper and a book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein.

Directed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde), the show is a huge-hearted, feel-good celebration packed with nonstop fun… and a kick of pure joy!

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