Australia has fallen head over heels for the heart-warming new musical “Kinky Boots”. Based on the movie starring Joel Edgerton and inspired by a true story, “Kinky Boots” takes the audience on a hilarious journey from a working-class shoe factory to the runways of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to save the family shoe business and live up to his father’s expectations. Determined to keep the factory from bankruptcy, Charlie meets a fashionable new friend who gives him an outrageous idea that could change both of their destinies.
Until 22 October, Lyric Theatre, cnr Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank. 136 246. qpac.com.au
Callum Francis as Lola in “Kinky Boots”. Photo: J. Green.