Rocky musical theatre community puts its foot down in new production of Kinky Boots

The future of footwear is kinky - at least that is what Charlie Price discovers in the musical hit Kinky Boots, to be performed at the Pilbeam theatre next month.

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features original music by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a hilarious script by Harvey Fierstein.

Charlie - played by Daniel Hair in our local production - reluctantly inherits his father’s shoe factory on the verge of bankruptcy. With orders drying up for the business’s stock-in-trade, the humble brogue, Charlie must find a way to save the family business and save the jobs of his work ‘family’ on the shop floor.

That’s where Lola, a fabulous entertainer - played by Angelo Conway - comes in. Lola is in need of a pair of sturdy stilettos. After some hesitation and a not particularly impressive prototype, Charlie and Lola work together to turn the fortunes of the footwear factory around.

Kinky Boots is created by the team behind previous hit local productions Wicked and We Will Rock You.

Check out this year’s council-run community production at the Pilbeam Theatre for five shows from 15 to 23 March. Tickets are on sale now from See It Live or by phone on 4927 4111.