Simon-Anthony Rhoden and Verity Rushworth Join Kinky Boots

Simon-Anthony Rhoden is replacing Olivier Award winner Matt Henry as Lola Darren Bell in the award-winning musical, Kinky Boots. Meanwhile, Verity Rushworth is joining the cast as Lauren.

Kinky Boots is about a struggling shoemaker who meets a performer in need of some new stilettos. With songs and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this musical is a celebration of the friendships we discover.

The West End production of Kinky Boots is booking at the Adelphi Theatre until 24 March 2018. British daily The Times called the show ‘a total box office family entertainment’, while Time Out said it was ‘dazzling, fabulously sassy, and uplifting.’

Simon-Anthony Rhoden (middle) and Verity Rushworth (left) join David Hunter (right) in Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre. Photo courtesy of The Stage/Darren Bell.
Simon-Anthony Rhoden (middle) and Verity Rushworth (left) join David Hunter (right) in Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre. Photo courtesy of The Stage/Darren Bell.

About the new Kinky cast

Simon-Anthony Rhoden graduated from LAMDA with a BA (Hons) in Classical Theatre. His theatre credits include Marianne (New Wimbledon Theatre), Married to the Game (Theatre 503), and If I Should Stay (Soho). Simon-Anthony has also worked in TV and film productions like Let It Snow2 Birds and a Wrench, and Blue.

Meanwhile, Verity Rushworth trained in SLP College, Leeds. Verity is famous for playing Donna Windsor in the TV show Emmerdale for over 11 years. She also had other stage appearances including And Then There Were None (UK tour), Chicago (Leicester Curve), and Carnaby Street the Musical (UK tour).

Additionally, new member Jed Berry (Angel/Ensemble) is making his West End debut on Kinky Boots. He has worked on numerous theatre productions such as The Sound of Music (UK tour), The Oliviers in Concert (Royal Festival Hall), and Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure (West Yorkshire Playhouse), among others.

Also joining them are Momar Diagne, Lauren Dew, Dale Evans, Jordan Fox, Rosie Glossop, Keith Higham, Ben Jennings, Georgia Louise, Emma Odell, Antony Reed, and Tom Scanlon.

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