Check out these pictures of the new cast of KINKY BOOTS!
August 15, 2016  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

David Hunter and West End WilmaTonight, David Hunter (Once; One Man, Two Guvnors) joined the cast of KINKY BOOTS, taking on the role of Charlie Price. He replaces Killian Donnelly who left the show at the weekend. Matt Henry, who received the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, is extending his acclaimed performance as Lola into 2017.

Other new cast members from today are Elena Skye, who will be making her professional West End debut as Lauren, Alan Mehdizadeh (Billy Elliot the Musical; Swap!; Watership Down) as Don and Cordelia Farnworth (Sunset Boulevard; Rock of Ages; Mamma Mia!) as Nicola.

New cast members also include James Ballanger, Jemal Felix, George Grayson, Melissa Jacques, Charlotte Jeffery, Suzie McAdam, Jane Milligan, Robin Mills, Jon Reynolds, Ben Sell, Craig Thomas, and Jason Winter.

Continuing with the show are current cast members Michael Hobbs (George), Paul Ayres, Emma Crossley, Robert Grose, Chlöe Hart, Robert Jones, Adam Lake, Catherine Millsom, Sean Needham, Dominic Tribuzio, Alan Vicary and Michael Vinsen. Further casting to be announced.

Killian Donnelly (Charlie Price), Amy Lennox (Lauren), Jamie Baughan (Don) and Amy Ross (Nicola) played their final performances on Saturday 13 August 2016.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price 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, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

2016 West End Wilma Award Nominee (Best Actor In A West End Show) Matt Henry (Lola) appeared 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. In 2016 he received the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Kinky Boots. His debut album Red Flare was released in April 2016.

David Hunter (Charlie Price) won the 2014 West End Wilma award for Best Take Over In A Role for his performance in ONCE. David’s numerous theatre credits including Guy in Once (Phoenix Theatre); One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre, Adelphi and UK tour); Tommy (Prince Edward), Seussical (Arts); The Hired Man (Leicester Curve and Colchester Mercury); Pub (The Royal Exchange); Spinach (The Royal Exchange) and The Mayor of Zalamea (Liverpool Everyman). In 2012 David reached the semi-finals of ITV’s Superstar, competing to play the role of ‘Jesus’ in Jesus Christ Superstar. As the front man of Pop/Rock band Reemer, he has earned huge support slots playing alongside The Feeling, Scouting for Girls and McFly on their UK arena tour.

Elena Syke (Lauren) will be making her professional West End debut in Kinky Boots after graduating from the Royal Academy of Music.

Alan Mehdizadeh (Don) has appeared on stage in Billy Elliot the Musical (Victoria Palace, including the live cinema broadcast, DVD release, and 10th anniversary gala performance); Swap! (UK tour); The Incredible Book Eating Boy (The MAC Belfast and Cahoots NI); Robin Hood (Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury); Jack & the Beanstalk (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); Watership Down (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (UK tour) and Reg in Table Manners (What Was That Productions). Alan has also appeared on television in Grange Hill (BBC).

Cordelia Farnworth (Nicola) has extensive theatre credits including Sunset Boulevard (London Coliseum); Ultimate Broadway Shanghai (GWB Entertainment); Rock of Ages (UK tour, Shaftesbury Theatre and Garrick Theatre); Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Cliffs Pavillion); The Wizard of Oz (Larnaka Patticion Ampitheatre) and Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales and international tour). Credits whilst training: Copacabana and Hot Mikado. Her film credits include Beauty and the Beast (Mandeville Films).

Michael Hobbs (George) has appeared on stage in Darling of the Day (Union Theatre); Radio Times (Watermill Theatre); Aladdin (Salisbury Playhouse); Who Ate All The Pies (Ladida Productions) and Johnny Johnson (Lost Musicals). Michael has also appeared on screen in A Fairytale of London Town (Mutt & Jeff Pictures) and My Week With Marilyn (Trademark Films).

Take a look at these newly released rehearsal shots of the new cast of KINKY BOOTS by Helen Maybanks


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