The West End’s New ‘Great British Musical’ (The Times), Sunny Afternoon, has opened to huge critical acclaim.at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
The Kinks exploded onto the 60’s music scene with a raw, energetic new sound that rocked a nation. But how did that happen, where exactly did they come from and what happened next?
★★★★★ 'A Blazing Triumph. I Swear You’ll Get Goosebumps' Telegraph
★★★★★ 'Stormingly Successful. I Defy Anyone to Resist It' Financial Times
★★★★★ 'Kick-Ass. Indisputably Terrific' The Times
★★★★★ 'It’s a guitar-riffing, amp-smashing drum-whacker of a night' Daily Mail
★★★★★ 'A Dazzling Production. A Heady Celebration of Quintessentially English Talent' The Guardian
With Music and Lyrics by Ray Davies, a new Book by Joe Penhall and Direction by Edward Hall, Sunny Afternoon depicts the rise to stardom of The Kinks. Set against the back-drop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s, this production explores the euphoric highs and agonising lows of one of Britain’s most iconic bands and the irresistible music that influenced generations.
Sunny Afternoon features The Kinks’s best-loved songs,including: You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset, Sunny Afternoon and Lola.
Sunny Afternoon marks the 50th Anniversary year of the band’s debut release.
The Sunny Afternoon cast us is lead by John Dagleish (Ray Davies), George Maguire (Dave Davies), Ned Derrington (Pete Quaife) and Adam Sopp (Mick Avory).
Sunny Afternoon tickets onsale now!