The UK premiere of Kinky Boots, the feel-good multi award-winning musical, will open in the West End on 15 September at the Adelphi Theatre, with previews from 21 August 2015. With a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical, and the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. Inspired by a true story and … [Read more...]
What's On at the Adelphi Theatre London | Back to the Future!
When Marty McFly is transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown, he accidentally changes the course of history. Now he’s in a race against time to fix the past and send himself… back to the future.
Aside from the DeLorean Tim Haley’s design is dazzling with slick and clever scene movements in front of backdrops projecting illuminated wall-scapes of microchips and semiconductors and Musical Director Jim Henson helps to keep up the cracking pace with a punchy 14-piece band. John Rando’s direction is a smart, sassy, thrills ’n’ spills state-of-the-art kaleidoscope, giving us a show that is fun for all generations.
And that’s the essence of the show: fun. Fun with a capital Flux Capacitor.
So if you want your gob to be well and truly smacked – go ride the DeLorean!
Review by Peter Yates
According to press reports, BACK TO THE FUTURE will be adapted for the theatre to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the film's release. Bob Gale, who wrote the 1985 original, as well as its two sequels, is collaborating with the film's director Robert Zemeckis, theatre director Jamie Lloyd and producer Colin Ingram on the musical version. "We met Brits, and we met Americans, but we decided on the Brits, Jamie and Colin, because they're seeing our material through slightly different … [Read more...]
The Masterworks Broadway original cast album of Kinky Boots, the Tony Award-winning musical that features a score by Grammy and Tony winner Cyndi Lauper, has won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, at the awards ceremony on 26th January 2014. Based on the 2005 film of the same name, the Northampton, U.K. set musical has a new book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage aux Folles, Newsies) and a score by "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" hit-maker and "True … [Read more...]
Jerry Mitchell, director of Broadway musical Kinky Boots has said that the musical will be staged in the UK in 2015. Jerry Mitchell, who is currently working on the musical version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and as well as many other shows, directed and choreographed Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre, said that Kinky Boots would be produced in the UK next year and that four potential theatres are currently being lined up for its UK run. “It’s definitely coming,” Mitchell said, adding: … [Read more...]
Tracey Penn trained at Guildford School of Acting where she graduated with a BA Hons in Musical Theatre in 2009. Tracey played ‘Jack’ in Mother Goose at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter, ‘Jack’ in Jack and the Beanstalk (King’s Lynn Corn Exchange) and was a vocalist in A Night of a Thousand Stars at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury. She has also appeared in a Meteor TV commercial. At the time of the interview, Tracey was starring as ‘Fleck’ in Love Never Dies (LND) at the Adelphi Theatre. … [Read more...]