Emmerdale's Michelle Hardwick on the red carpet
Broadway and West End hit musical, Kinky Boots, opened to a standing ovation at Leeds Grand Theatre on Tuesday 9 April, when stars from both stage and screen attended a red-carpet event.
Googlebox and Leeds-born duo Ellie and Izzi Warner, Emmerdale favourites Gaynor Faye, Michelle Hardwick and Bhaskar Patel, plus Fat Friends The Musical stars Natalie Anderson, Neil Hurst and Jonathan Halliwell joined a packed house to watch the opening night performance of the multi-award winning show with songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles).
Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price, a shoe manufacturer from Northampton who 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. Kinky Boots is a joyous musical celebration about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.
Kinky Boots stars Kayi Ushe as Lola, Paula Lane, known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, as Lauren and Joel Harper-Jackson as Charlie.
Kinky Boots is at Leeds Grand Theatre until Saturday 20 April 2019
Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700