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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!
Age restrictionRecommended 12+ for content though 5+ allowed admittance
Running time2 hours 40 minutes including one interval
Performance datesBooking until 29 October 2016
The show is recommended as age 12+ for content as there is some strong language as well as references to sex and drugs. Minimum age for entry is 5+. The show is also quite loud, so some customers may prefer to avoid the very front of the Stalls.
Band A reduced from £69.50 to £34.75 and Band B reduced from £45 to £25. Band E at no booking fee. Offer valid Monday to Friday until 27 October.
Pay no booking on all Saturday performances until 22 October.
Ticket prices from £15 ONLY!
Sunny Afternoon: Proof That Jukebox Musicals Can Work
I am no fan of the film version of Mamma Mia. It prioritises song over substance, indulging itself in ABBA as its only unique selling point. Equally, the now-closed We Will Rock You makes me feel slightly nauseous as Ben Elton’s attempt at narrative car crashes its way through a series of the best rock songs ever written. You can understand then why I was filled with trepidation when buying Sunny Afternoon tickets for my mum’s birthday.
7 Jul, 2016 | By Harry Tennison
Multi-Olivier Award-Winning Musical Sunny Afternoon To Leave London In October
The multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON will conclude its London run at the end of its current booking period on 29 October this year, after more than two years in the West End.
The production will begin a national tour on 19 August at the Manchester Opera House.
16 Jun, 2016 | By Jacob Porteous
Hit British Musical Sunny Afternoon Extends Due To Popular Demand, Booking Until 29 October 2016
Due to public demand, the multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON has announced another extension to its West End run, until 29 October 2016. The extension will take the show’s West End run past the two year mark.
27 May, 2016 | By Jacob Porteous
Reviews / Features
REVIEW: You Really Got Me! ★★★★★ For Sunny Afternoon
When I first saw and heard about The kinks musical Sunny Afternoon, I really didn't think it would be my cup of tea, but after sitting in the audience and watching the show in its entirety, I can't believe how wrong I was! Sitting on the front row at such an incredible performance has to be one of my most enjoyable theatre experiences to date.
16 Apr, 2016 | By Jasmine Richards
News / Casting
Last Chance To See The Original Cast Of Sunny Afternoon
This week is the last chance for audiences to catch the original cast of Sunny Afternoon in the multi-Olivier Award-winning hit British musical which tells the story of the rise to fame of The Kinks. Their final performance will be on the evening of Saturday 3 October.
30 Sep, 2015 | By Jacob Porteous
News / Casting
The Buzz from the Bardette: Death Of A Salesman, Sunny Afternoon And Branagh Casting
Hello theatre lovers, apologies for the lack of Bardette news, I’ve been on a sunny holiday and had a busy diary of exciting theatre viewing.
One of my highlights has been Bradley Cooper in The Elephant Man. What an outstanding performance by Mr Cooper. We all know he’s a pretty fabulous movie star but I was interested to see if he could act on stage and he didn’t disappoint.
13 Jul, 2015 | By Rebecca Usher
Theatre Etiquette (Part Two) – The Interval
It is all about preparation and timing. One cannot simply swan out into the foyer / bar half way through a show and expect to achieve their interval aims – not without preparation. At times it might seem impossible that, in fact, these aims can all be achieved in twenty minutes – especially when you are still despondently shuffling in a queue for the toilets whilst a crowd of people walk smugly past you, straight to the bar, with comfortable bladders … Is it really possible to get everything done in the interval without breaking the Theatre Etiquette?
10 Jul, 2015 | By Harriet Wilson
Multi-Olivier Award-Winning Sunny Afternoon Extends Booking Period
The multi-Olivier Award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON, which tells the story of the rise to fame of The Kinks, has extended its booking period by six months, now on sale until 16 April 2016.
Tickets for new booking period on sale now!
10 Jul, 2015 | By Jacob Porteous
Top Five HOT Shows To See This Summer
As the UK reaches its highest temperatures this week, the warm onset of July approaches. Whilst sitting in a packed building for two hours doesn’t seem to be the most appealing of pastimes, there is some theatre currently in the West End that will provide the perfect entertainment on a summer’s day.
3 Jul, 2015 | By Harry Tennison
News / Awards
Sunny Afternoon Comes Out On Top At 2015 Olivier Awards
New hit British musical Sunny Afternoon was the best performing show at the 2015 Olivier Awards, winning four awards. The production won Best New Musical, John Dagleish won Best Actor in a Musical, George Maguire won Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, and Ray Davies of The Kinks won for Outstanding Achievement in Music.
14 Apr, 2015 | By Jacob Porteous