Press: Bookings now open for the hottest ticket in Town - The Fugard Theatre's KINKY BOOTS!

Tickets for the Fugard Theatre’s South African premiere production of the multiple Tony award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS go on sale from today - 20 August 2018.

 

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present a brand new, original production of this huge-hearted, smash-hit musical which will run at the Fugard Theatre from 11 June 2019. Snap up the early bird ticket specials before 31 October 2018!

 

Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS was first brought to life on the big screen in 2005 before being transformed into a hit musical, winning six Tony and three Olivier Awards.

 

KINKY BOOTS features a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Tony Award for Best Original Score, Tony Award for Best Choreography and Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, KINKY BOOTS has played to sold out houses on Broadway and in the West End since 2013. This mega-hit is a must see for all Musical Theatre fans. 

 

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, Price & Son, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible, and discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

 

The Fugard Theatre’s KINKY BOOTS is brought to you by the same creative team behind the Fugard Theatre productions of The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret, Funny Girl and West Side Story. Direction is by Matthew Wild, Musical Direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Choreography by Louisa Talbot. Costume design is by Birrie Le Roux, Set Design by Paul Wills and Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell. Sound Design is by Mark Malherbe. 

 

“We are honored to be presenting the South African premiere, created by an all-star team, of this hit musical that has captured the hearts of international audiences,” says Daniel Galloway, Executive Director of the Fugard Theatre. “KINKY BOOTS has it all - a beautiful story of hope, inspiration and friendship, combined with fabulous music, glittering costumes, breathtaking choreography and plenty of heart. We cannot wait to welcome our audiences to this Fugard Theatre original production of an International smash hit!”

 

Reviews for the international productions have included:

 

“An absolute hoot of a show, total box office family entertainment”

THE TIMES

 

“Unrelenting rapture, enough energy to light a continent"

BBC LONDON

 

"Dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting”

TIME OUT

 

“Sweetly, vivaciously, irresistibly good”

THE WASHINGTON POST

 

“So much fun, you’ll dance out of the theatre”

ABC NEWS

 

“This smash-hit struts its stuff with sparkle, stilettos and heart!”

TIME OUT NEW YORK

 

“Dazzling and joyous! KINKY BOOTS is a reminder that both musicals and shoes can lift you up”

DAILY NEWS

 

“The ideal, big-Broadway experience!”

THE NEW YORK OBSERVER

 

"The freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade"

THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS

 

“A sizzling theatricality that's bound to put a little more spring in your step and cheer in your heart”

USA TODAY

 

“You’ll get a kick out of KINKY BOOTS”

NEW YORK POST

 

"Those boots are made for walking, talking, singing, flouncing and wearing well above the kneecap"

WHATSONSTAGE.COM

 

"A glorious high-kicking romp"

EVENING STANDARD

 

KINKY BOOTS will be performed at the Fugard Theatre from 11 June 2019 on Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm with a matinee performance on Saturdays at 3pm. Sunday Matinees at 3pm will become available from Sunday 30 June 2019. Tickets go on sale from 20 August starting from R160, and can be booked directly through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or through the Fugard Theatre’s website at www.thefugard.com

 

Snap up the early bird special before 31 October 2018 of four premium tickets at R300 per ticket for performances after 27 June 2019.  There is a 20% discount available for the Friends of The Fugard members; a 15% discount for pensioners and 10% discount for students and block bookings. These discounted tickets can be booked through the Fugard Theatre box office and are available for performances from 27 June onwards. Discounted tickets for all seats are available for performances from 11 June to 25 June.

 

Patrons booking tickets online are able to beat the rush and pre-order their desired refreshments, snacks, meals and merchandise when purchasing tickets directly from www.thefugard.com

 

Visit the cosy ground-floor bar for a before and after show drink and delicious snacks. If the weather plays along, enjoy the panoramic city views from the Fugard Theatre’s fantastic rooftop bar. There is secure parking available for a small fee directly opposite the Fugard Theatre in Harrington Square. 

 

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