The new cast will have their first performance on Monday 5 October and includes Danny Horn (Doctor Who; The Dead Dogs), who will play Ray Davies, with Oliver Hoare (Antony and Cleopatra, Chichester) as Dave Davies, Tom Whitelock (Times Square Angel, Union) as bassist Pete Quaife and Damien Walsh (Dreamboats and Petticoats) as drummer Mick Avory. At certain performances, the role of Ray Davies will be played by Ryan O’Donnell (Romeo and Juliet, RSC; Quadrophenia). Sunny Afternoon is currently taking bookings until 16 April 2016.
Much of the current company have been with the production since the sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre in 2014 including the Olivier Award-winning leads John Dagleish (Best Actor in a Musical) and George Maguire (Best Supporting Actor in a Musical).
With a book by Joe Penhall, music and lyrics and original story by Ray Davies, and directed by Edward Hall, Sunny Afternoon has established itself as a firm favourite with audiences and critics alike since it opened at the Harold Pinter Theatre in October 2014.