Young people from St Albans and Dacorum put their best foot forward into London’s West End

18 April 2017

Young people from YC Hertfordshire’s St Albans and Dacorum LGBTQ projects got a taste of London’s West End after a recent trip to see the musical Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre.

The show was chosen for its focus on themes such as gender identity, determination, tolerance, self-acceptance and perseverance.

Inspired by true events the musical tells the story of Charlie Price who inherits a shoe factory and forms a partnership with drag queen Lola to save the factory from closing.

Robert Brown, Youth Work Team Leader for St Albans, said: “The young people enjoyed the performance, they felt that many of the themes of the performance were relevant to them and enjoyed the atmosphere of the performance.

“It was a good opportunity for young people from both districts to come together and meet other like-minded people. As well as this, some of the young people who came to the see Kinky Boots had never been to the theatre before.”

The young people who attended gave the musical rave reviews, with one saying: “I had never been to the theatre before and it was such a great experience. I loved the show and it made me realise that I can be proud of who I am”.

YC Hertfordshire supports young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender in Hertfordshire by running support groups at which young people can get support, learn new things and socialise. To find out more visit