Video: Farewell to Kinky Boots' Matt Henry

Reporter: Robin Johnson, first published Fri 16 Jun 2017 15:16

With the brilliant actor playing his final performance in the Olivier Award-winning role of Lola in Kinky Boots on Saturday 8 July, we take a look back at his highlights.

Having been with the show since its very first West End performance in The show has released this brilliant reel of Matt's journey, from the agony of first rehearsals (the sacrifices you make to dance in heels!) to the ecstasy of being crowned an Olivier Award winner.

Matt Henry and the cast of Kinky Boots (Photo: Helen Maybanks)

Matt Henry and the cast of Kinky Boots (Photo: Helen Maybanks)

Simon-Anthony Rhoden will take on the role of Lola from Monday 10 July, while Verity Rushworth, popular with TV viewers for her role as Donna Windsor in ITV’s Emmerdale, will take over the role of Lauren. Watch current cast member David Hunter show them around.

The musical, which recently played its 700th performance at London’s Adelphi Theatre, is currently booking in the West End until Saturday 24 March 2018. Big-hearted and high-spirited, Kinky Boots tells the true story of Charlie Price, the new owner of his late father’s Northampton shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save the family business from bankruptcy, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, an entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos.

The production features a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and direction by Jerry Mitchell, whose credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical, Hairspray and Legally Blonde The Musical. Its beloved status in the West End was consolidated in its Best New Musical victory at the 2016 Olivier Awards ceremony, proving that sometimes the best way to fit in... is to stand out!

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