KINKY BOOTS AT THE HELSINKI CITY THEATRE
Since the early days of my love towards musical theatre, I have admired certain theatre makers. Jerry Mitchell and Harvey Fierstein are two of them. In 2015, I had the honour to collaborate with Mr Mitchell in London’s West End (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), but now I am in for a real treat - I will direct a whole new production of one of the best musicals of this decade: Kinky Boots. Not only is this show a dream-come-true-project, but it is also originally directed by Mr Mitchell, and the book is written by Mr Fierstein! These are big boots to fill, but I couldn’t be happier to start wearing these shiny, kinky, glittery boots from this April onwards.
Kinky Boots is based on the 2005 film of the same name, and the original Broadway production opened on April 4th, 2013. It won 6 Tony Awards (including Best Musical & Best Score by Condy Lauper), and got 13 Tony Nominations that year. The London production opened in 2015, and since then the replica productions of Kinky Boots has been seen in South Korea, Canada, Australia, Germany, Japan and Philippines. The first non-replica production was in Sweden in 2016, and now Finland is one of the first ones to bring it’s own production to the big stage of respected Helsinki City Theatre. The show opens in August 2018.
I am working with an amazing Creative Team:
Director: Samuel Harjanne
Choreographer: Gunilla Olsson
Music Director: Eeva Kontu
Set Designer: Peter Ahlqvist
Costume Designer: Tuoman Lampinen
Light Designer: William Iles
Sound Designer: Kai Poutanen
Hair & Make-Up Design: Henri Karjalainen
Our cast includes some of the strongest musical theatre artists and actors from both Finland and Sweden. You can find all the information from here: https://hkt.fi/esitykset/kinky-boots
I am beyond excited to start working with this musical that has such a strong message about acceptance, love, and prejudices. "You Can Change the World If You Change Your Mind!”
Tickets are on sale now, and you can book your from here: https://www.lippu.fi/tickets.html?fun=erdetail&affiliate=adv&doc=erdetaila&erid=2138424