Top 10 reasons to see Kinky Boots!

This Fantabulous musical is a must see! Here are some reasons why!

1. Just be who you wanna be
This wonderfully crafted musical teaches us we are amazing just as we are. The audience are taken on a journey witnessing some of the less cultured characters learning to accept the beautiful, flamboyant Lola.

 

2. We’re the same, Charlie Boy, you and me
With the two leads being as visually opposite as two males can be. They learn that despite their obvious differences they are both just two people trying to get by. It’s a wonderful comment on social acceptance whilst encouraging people to be more open-minded.

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3. Raise you up
It is near enough impossible to leave this musical without feeling raised up. It’s fun, in your face, comical, emotional and may I add a touch cathartic. A great one to watch when you want to leave with a huge smile on your face.

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4. I hope you don’t mind but I bought back up along,  Angels tell the man what you need

As a female I struggle to walk in heels. So I will never understand the flips, twists and splits I witness these awesome characters perform so naturally. Everybody needs Angels! It’s hard not to whoop when they strut out looking fabulous; ready to enhance any number just with their presence alone. What are the Angels? A bunch of sexy, sassy triple threats.

5. I’m your cocoa butter bitch
This show has some of the funniest one liners ever. From “I just stuff his boxes” to “There’s a room full of people waiting to feel normal by comparison”. It’s impossible to watch this show without laughing! The performers have flawless comic timing. Which leads us onto…

6. The History of Wrong Guys
As a Brit I can only really comment on the West end Lauren; currently played by Elena Skye. Her facial expressions are the most quirky, hilarious and damn right nuts expressions I have ever witnessed. As a personal preference she is one of my favourite characters down to her comical timing alone. Lauren is a symbolism of the most extreme crush anyone has ever felt multiplied by a million. When taking over our Snapchat [MTASSOCIETY] we were able to capture a famous Elena expression.

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You’re welcome Ellie

7. Soul of a Man
I am not sure I am able to conceptualize all the feels that occur when this beautiful number takes place. It is such a relevant song with a universal theme. We’ve all tried to play hero at some points and had the world shift our plans in a complete different direction. Being able to witness that vulnerability is such a poignant moment in the musical.

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8. Land of Lola
Lola is a beautiful, comical, strong,  character. What I love so much about Lola is that on surface it is very easy to assume this role is one layered. You laugh with Lola because the character is quite simply awesome. But as the musical progresses the different layers and real social commentary is unmissable. Lola is a symbol of real struggles and triumphs that real people deal with.

“And the best part of me, is what he wouldn’t see”

As Lola’s struggles become familiar for audience members with similar lifestyles, as does Lola’s triumphs. I believe that for some, this musical is a boost of strength with messages and whispers of support echoed throughout.

9. The Sex is in the Heel.

If you’re interested in costume design this is a perfect show to watch. The opening  number tells us that the most beautiful thing in the world are shoes. So you know that these outfits are about to (forgive me) SLAY. Glitter, sparkle and glam. Three words to describe Lola and the Angels. The costumes are wonderful. As Charlies creativity is challenged by Lola, so are the results of the Kinky Boots.

“A fashion designer”

10. You change the world when you change your mind

One of the characters who Lola struggles with is Don. Being a lads lad, Don can not wrap his head around Lola’s lifestyle and image. After Lola purposely loses a boxing match to allow Don to save face, he begins to lose some of his hate. The perfect visual aid of this is when Don himself walks out on stage with one of Lola’s Kinky boots. A simple lesson for anyone to take away from this is that changing ourselves can sometimes  be our biggest contributions to the world!

'Kinky Boots' musical, 1st Birthday, London, UK - 8 Sep 2016

Written by MTAS Admin @simplywilly (twitter) for @MTAS_Official

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