Chiwetel Ejiofor as Lola in Kinky Boots the movie

Hit British film Kinky Boots is set for a stage adaptation as the great drag migration to the stage continues apace (see La Cage, Hairspray, Priscilla).

And who better to write the book for the new show than Harvey Fierstein, author of fabulous 80s play – and film – Torch Song Trilogy, about a New York drag queen. Fierstein also won a Tony award winner for originating the part of Edna Turnblad in the Broadway production of Hairspray, and he wrote the book for Jerry Herman’s La Cage Aux Folles.

Even better, pop queen Cyndi Lauper is writing the songs. We cannot WAIT.

Here’s hoping that incredible stage and screen actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, who played Lola in the movie, will resurrect the role for the stage show.