‘Kinky Boots’ – not to be missed

2019-08-06 06:01

The 2005 Tony award-winning Broadway musical, Kinky Boots, playing at The Fugard, is absolutely delightful entertainment.

The musical scores get top marks in every department: the acting, singing, choreography, direction, the storyline and, most importantly, the way it challenges many of society’s long-held bigoted views on a range of issues.

The lead character, Lorna/Simon, brilliantly played by Earl Gregory, holds the show together with his outstanding singing, choreography, brilliant acting and towering stage presence.

Rarely is one musical able to deal with so many contemporary issues of a sensitive nature whilst keeping you totally entertained.

Kinky Boots does just that. Some of the issues covered in this fun-filled and vibrant musical are: saving small businesses out of compassion for the loyal staff, the nonsensical views about masculinity and that transvestites are as human as everyone else and have feelings that can be impugned as anyone else’s feelings can. Musicals like these do for society what society cannot for itself. That is to challenge bigoted views but in an entertaining and subtle way.

Kinky Boots is an absolute treat. Well done to the Fugard for hosting this brilliant musical and to the actors as well as the entire team that put this show together.

We can be truly proud of the standard of theatre in this country.

Don’t miss this brilliant musical.

I might just go and see it again for its sheer entertainment and educational value.

EV Rapiti, Kenwyn
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.