This tour opened on 1st August 2016 and closed on 1st June 2017.
A blazing triumph. I swear you’ll get goosebumps
Step into swinging 60s Britain and discover how The Kinks found their definitive sound that rocked a nation and influenced generations. Feel the euphoric highs and experience the power of a live Kinks performance as we witness the band’s beginnings, their barnstorming debut on Top of the Pops, their infamous American tour and their triumphant comeback.
A belter! Funny, stylish, well-performed – It has everything The Kinks had
Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Sunny Afternoon is an irresistible musical with slick theatricality and ingenious storytelling at its heart. It tells the captivating tale of how one of Britain’s greatest bands, The Kinks, rose to stardom.
Featuring the iconic hits ‘You Really Got Me’, ‘Waterloo Sunset’, ‘Dedicated Follower of Fashion’, ‘All Day and All of the Night’, ‘Lola’, ‘Sunny Afternoon’ and many more, this production fizzes with energy, and is a fresh new ‘Great British Musical’ (The Times) that will make your spirits soar.
With music and lyrics by Ray Davies (Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music), a new book by Joe Penhall and direction by Edward Hall, Sunny Afternoon’s faultless musicianship and brilliant songs come together for a moving portrayal of The Kinks' amazing journey during the youthful, rebellious 1960s
Fresh and full of zingy, swinging sixties excitement
RYAN O'DONNELL – Ray Davies
MARK NEWNHAM – Dave Davies
GARMON RHYS – Pete Quaife
ANDREW GALLO – Mick Avory
SOPHIE LEIGH GRIFFIN
RAY DAVIES – Music and Lyrics/Musical and Vocal Adaptations
JOE PENHALL – Book
EDWARD HALL – Director
MIRIAM BUETHER – Designer
ADAM COOPER – Choreographer
RICK FISHER – Lighting Designer
MATT MCKENZIE – Sound Designer
ELLIOT WARE – Musical and Vocal Adaptations/Musical Supervisor
BARNEY ASHWORTH – Musical Director