Goodbye Kinky Boots | Blog

First of all sorry for the misleading title was it to early…

So as we all know, yesterday was the final night for some members of the cast of Kinky Boots. Some originals that have been part of the cast from the very first performance of the show and others that started when Kinky Boots went into its second year of Kinky Boots.  I have personally seen the show 28 times ( I lost count after 28 because each time felt like the first time) so I thought I would share some amazing memories I have been left with.

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Kinky Boots is about acceptance and love. You get that the minute you walk through the doors of the Adelphi theatre. The staff is fantastic and always have a laugh with you and are on hand to help. But this doesn’t stop at the theatre staff, if you venture to stage door ( In typical stagey style) you will find the same love and acceptance from all the cast. Wether it is your first time at stage door or 3000th you will always get a smile and a hello. The cast really appreciate the love they get from the fans and do take the time when they can to take pictures and sign various things from posters to pilots license’s. One time that really sticks in my memory was when Matt Henry came out eating a banana and a fan literally held it so he could take a photo, got to admit that was a random night.

I have also had the pleasure to see many of the understudies over the years for example Cat Millsom as Pat, Emma Crossley as Lauren and Paul Ayres and Michael Vinsen as Charlie. Seeing the understudies has been an amazing pleasure as the whole cast is very talented, but it shows just how hard the cast works. Most members of a cast will be an understudy for one or more roles. They have to remember everything about that other role as well as there own role! That is a talent and it is nice to see them in the different roles when they have put so much hard work into learning them. I remember seeing Emma on as Lauren for the first time and I couldn’t shut my mouth. I looked like a fish their in my seat, I was blown away.

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And last but certainly not least the angels. Lets just admit it they make men and women jealous. I mean the make up!! I struggle to make mine look half decent and theirs is always perfect. The Angels are always fun, naughty and full of energy. I have never been to a show where they are not giving 110%, even when it is the hottest day of the year they are back flipping and kicking legs higher than my head. Each angel just has that sass and attitude to just makes you look at them when they are on that stage.

So this is the end of a chapter for some people, but each person will always have Kinky Boot fire in them. Good Luck to everyone on the next adventure they take.

Original cast 

Matt Henry

Paul Ayres

Chloe Hart

Emma Crossley

Michael Vinsen

Alan Vicary

Philip Town

Catherine Millsom

2nd Year Cast

James Ballanger

Ben Sell

Elena Skye

Craig Thomas

Jason Winter

Charlotte Jeffery

 

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