Olivier-Winning Sunny Afternoon Sets Closing Date in the West End

first_img The Kinks bio-musical Sunny Afternoon will take the stage for the last time on October 29 after playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre for over two years. A national tour of the production, directed by Edward Hall, will begin on August 19 at the Manchester Opera House.The show is set against the backdrop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative ’50s and riotous ’60s and features a book by Joe Penhall, along with music and lyrics and original story by Ray Davies. Sunny Afternoon explores the euphoric highs and agonizing lows of The Kinks and features some of the band’s classic songs, including “You Really Got Me,” “Waterloo Sunset” and “Lola.”Sunny Afternoon was the best performing show at the 2015 Olivier Awards, winning four awards including Best New Musical. Kinks frontman Ray Davies won for Outstanding Achievement in Music. The cast includes Doctor Who’s Danny Horn, Oliver Hoare, Tom Whitelock and Damien Walsh. At certain performances, the role of Ray Davies is played by Ryan O’Donnell. View Comments Danny Horn in ‘Sunny Afternoon’last_img

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