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Corrie star Paula Lane to appear in musical Kinky Boots at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and Birmingham Hippodrome

By Megan Archer | Wolverhampton | Entertainment | Published:

Corrie star Paula Lane will be taking to the stage in Wolverhampton this autumn in award-winning musical Kinky Boots.

Paula Lane

Winner of every major Best Musical award, Kinky Boots will be visiting the Grand Theatre from October 16 to 27 and features Paula, known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, as Lauren, Callum Francis as Lola, and Joel Harper-Jackson as Charlie.

Paula Lane as Lauren. Photo by: Helen Maybanks

Also joining the cast is Staffordshire singer and actress Niki Evans, who finished fourth on the fourth series of The X Factor in 2007.

Kinky Boots will then move to Birmingham Hippodrome from March 19 to 23 with Paula, Joel, and Kayi Ushe as Lola.

Joel Harper-Jackson, Paula Lane and Kayi Ushe as Lola at Birmingham Hippodrome

Inspired by true events, the musical takes the audience from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

Joel Harper-Jackson will star as Charlie. Photo by: Helen Maybanks

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Paula Lane has appeared on stage in Be More Martyn at Southwark Playhouse and The Bengal Lily at Manchester Royal Exchange. Her television and film credits include Coronation Street, Doctors, Heartbeat, The Royal, Going Postal and War Wounds.

The production is being directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell or Legally Blonde and Hairspray, and produced by Daryl Roth and and Hal Luftig and Playful Productions, in association with Cameron Mackintosh.

Callum Francis as Lola at Wolverhampton Grand. Photo by: Darren Bell

It has become a favourite with UK theatregoers having won three Olivier Awards for Best New Musical, Best Costume Design and Best Actor in a Musical for Matt Henry who played Lola at the Adelphi Theatre. The show 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.

Joel Harper-Jackson will star as Charlie. Photo by: Helen Maybanks

Tickets for Kinky Boots in Wolverhampton are on sale now. Tickets from £19.50 can be bought through the Grand Theatre Box Office in person, by calling 01902 42 92 12 or online at grandtheatre.co.uk.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Deputy Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Deputy Chief Reporter with the Express & Star, primarily covering Wolverhampton and surrounding areas. Give me a call on 01902 319363, email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk or find me on Facebook at facebook.com/meganarcherstar

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