Sunny Afternoon

Sunny Afternoon Tickets

Venue: 
Harold Pinter Theatre
Location: 
West End
Duration: 
2 hours 40 minutes

Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for BEST NEW MUSICAL, 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 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.

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?

This ‘Great British Musical’ (The Times) features many of the band’s hits, including:

YOU REALLY GOT ME, WATERLOO SUNSET, DEDICATED FOLLOWER OF FASHION,

ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT, LOLA, SUNNY AFTERNOON and many more.

 

Book your Sunny Afternoon tickets, playing at The Harold Pinter Theatre today.

Sunny Afternoon Synopsis: 

Featuring some of The Kinks’ best-loved songs, including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola, Sunny Afternoon marks the 50th Anniversary year of the band’s debut release. The Kinks exploded onto the 60s 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? 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.

Age Restrictions: 
Recommended for 12+ due to strong language. Children under 5 years and babes in arms will strictly not be admitted.
By: 
Book by Joe Penhall, Original story by Ray Davies
Producer: 
Sonia Friedman Productions with Greg Ripley-Duggan for Hampstead Theatre Productions
Director: 
Edward Hall
Songs by: 
Music and Lyrics by Ray Davies
Lighting: 
Rick Fisher
Sound: 
Matt McKenzie
Design: 
Miriam Buether
Choreography: 
Adam Cooper
Cast list: 
Danny Horn (Ray Davies), Oliver Hoare (Dave Davies), Tom Whitelock (Pete Quaife) and Damien Walsh (Mick Avory), Niamh Bracken, Christopher Brandon, Jason Baughan, Harriet Bunton, Alice Cardy, Oliver Hoare, Danny Horn, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Jay Marsh, Megan Leigh Mason, Ryan O'Donnell, Stephen Pallister, Charlie Tighe, Gabriel Vick, Damien Walsh and Tom Whitelock
Other info: 
Musical Direction by Elliott Ware
Sunny Afternoon Schedule
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 28 October, 2014
Available from: 
Tuesday, 27 September, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 29 October, 2016
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday2.30pm7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday--
Address:
6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Latest Sunny Afternoon News & Features

Sunny Afternoon
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sunny Afternoon to close October 2016

Producers of the Olivier Award-winning West End musical Sunny Afternoon have announced that the production will close at the end of its current booking period, with its final performance scheduled for 29 October 2016.

The production is set to begin a national tour on 19 August 2016  at the Manchester Opera House.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Sunny Afternoon extends booking period to 29 Oct 2016

Multi-Olivier Award-winning British musical, Sunny Afternoon, a biographical show based on the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to fame of his band The Kinks, has extended its booking period to 29 October 2016.

Our Review

When Sunny Afternoon first opened at Hampstead Theatre in May this year, I wrote here that "this sure-fire hit is definitely destined for a further life." And I'm delighted to be proved correct, as it happily (and occasionally very noisily) transfers to the West End's Harold... Read more

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