Malcolm Terrey joins cast of Kinky Boots

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Kinky Boots at The Fugard
Kinky Boots at The Fugard

Popular actor and musical theatre star Malcolm Terrey join the cast of the smash hit Kinky Boots.

Terrey takes over the role of shoe factory manager George from 21 July to 6 August and again from 14 October. Presented by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre, this is the first non-replica production of the multiple Tony Award-winning musical. The run at The Fugard Theatre was extended to 27 October within two weeks of the production opening.

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Malcolm Terrey
Malcolm Terrey

Terry has performed with various UK repertory theatre companies, and toured South Africa and internationally in productions such as The Mousetrap, The Sound of Music, Dirty Dancing, Show Boat, We Will Rock You and The Phantom of the Opera. Other South African credits include Cinderella at Joburg Theatre, Tom-Foolery at Theatre on the Square, The Merry Widow at Pretoria State Theatre, Grin and Bare It at Carnival City and Ying Tong at Theatre on the Bay and Montecasino. Terry has been seen on film and television in presentations such as Young Leonardo and I Claudius for the BBC and Take a Break on SABC 3.

Some of the rave review press comments for KINKY BOOTS include:

  • Image result for kinky boots fugard5 stars – Christiaan Boonzaaier, Die Burger
  • ‘5 stars…’ Robyn Cohen, The Cape Robyn
  • ‘a must see…’ Orielle Berry, Cape Argus
  • ‘If the real world feels like a cold and nasty place, see this musical, which shows us the way to greater humanity and the potential for a better world’ – Marianne Thamm, Daily Maverick
  • ‘you’ll see it again, and again, and again … a sterling and classy production’ Marina Griebenow, Cape Talk
  • ‘Flamboyant, fierce and fantastic’ Barbara Loots, Theatre Scene Cape Town
  • ‘Liberating and multi-layered … much more than a mere display of glitter…, Beverley Brommert, Weekend Special
  • ‘a great big wow, it’s phenomenal’ Bianca Coleman, Eat Play Drink
  • ‘a phenomenal experience … a visual and auditory feast … without a doubt, this show is the most dynamic stage performance I have seen this year’ Kath, Cape Town Insider

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 S 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.

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. The 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.

A stellar local cast is led by Darren Craig (Grease, High School Musical) as shoe factory owner Charlie Price and Earl Gregory (Into the Woods, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) stepping into the role of drag queen Lola.

The story: 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, these 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.

This production has a recommended age restriction of no under 10-year-olds.

Kinky Boots at 20:00 with a matinee performance on Saturdays and on Sundays at 15:00. Tickets starting from R180 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

There is a 20% discount available for all Friends of The Fugard members (on certain performance days); a 15% discount for pensioners and a 10% discount for students and block bookings. These discounted tickets can be booked through the Fugard Theatre box office.

Beat the rush and order your pre-show drinks online when purchasing tickets at www.thefugard.com

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