Killian Donnelly gets into Kinky Boots!

Casting  for  the  UK  première  of  Kinky  Boots,  Broadway’s  huge-hearted,  high-heeled  hit,  has  been announced today. Killian Donnelly and  Matt Henry will portray the central characters Charlie and Lola at the heart of the story, and joining them are Amy Lennox (Lauren), Jamie Baughan (Don), Amy Ross (Nicola)  and  Michael  Hobbs  (George).  Kinky  Boots  will  open  at  London’s  Adelphi  Theatre  on  15 September 2015, with previews from 21 August.

Kinky Boots Cast - Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry

Kinky Boots Cast – Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry

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.

Award winning director and choreographer, Jerry Mitchell said: “Casting the entire London company of Kinky Boots has been an amazing and energizing experience; each character has a true individual significance in this show and that makes it so special. We are delighted to have found our Lola and Charlie in the hugely talented Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly. Both gentlemen will bring effortless charm and sensational voices to the show.  I am really looking forward to working with all my wonderful cast on Kinky Boots, which will be my 7th production in the West End.

Killian Donnelly (Charlie) is currently playing Huey Calhoun in Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre in
the West End. Theatre credits include The Commitments (Palace Theatre), 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 (Lola) recorded an album in 2014 after appearing as a finalist on Series 2 of ‘The Voice’.
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.

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