From screen to stage and back again, here are the seven Edinburgh cinemas where you can see Kinky Boots The Musical

Based on the motion picture of the same name, the stage musical Kinky Boots has proved a smash hit all over the world and now, it too, is to get the big screen treatment.

Friday, 27th December 2019, 5:10 pm
Kinky Boots The Musical on screen
Kinky Boots The Musical on screen

Critically acclaimed Kinky Boots The Musical will be screened in more than 600 cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 4 and 9 February 2020, including seven cinemas in the Capital.

With songs from Grammy and Tony award-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots The Musical stars original West End leads Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly.

Inspired by true events, the huge-hearted show tells the story of two people with nothing in common - or so they think. Charlie (Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola (Henry) is a fabulous entertainer with a drag act with an exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen.

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In the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship as the show takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan along the way.

Filmed live for the cinema screen at the Adelphi Theatre, London in November 2018, Harvey Fierstein reflects, “Since the first performance of Kinky Boots, hardly a day has passed without my receiving a thank you message from someone whose spirits were raised up by the show. Kinky Boots has been playing in big cities all over the world but now, thanks to this film capture, it will reach people wherever there are cinemas. I am beyond excited.”

Cyndi Lauper adds, “It has been an absolute joy and a privilege for me to play a part in creating Kinky Boots The Musical. This show has a giant heart and I am so grateful that people in the UK have embraced this universal story with open arms.”

Christine Costello, CEO and Founder of More2Screen says, “We’re delighted to bring this fabulous award-winning West End stage show to cinemas across the UK and Ireland in 2020.

“With its heart-warming story and stellar performances, Kinky Boots The Musical will be a hot ticket for the cinema audience.”

The Kinky Boots stage show won three Olivier Awards in 2016 for Best New Musical, Best Costume Design and Best Actor in a Musical. Kinky Boots also won the London Evening Standard BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical as well as three WhatsOnStage Awards for Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical and Best Choreography.

In Edinburgh, Kinky Boots will be screened at The Scotsman Hotel, Odeon Lothian Road, Fort Kinnaird and Wester Hailes, The Cameo, Cineworld and Vue Ocean Terminal.

To find the cinema nearest you and to book visit KinkyBootsCinema.com