New cast announced for Sunny Afternoon


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 announced new cast members joining the company from 5 October 2015.

Danny Horn will play 'Ray Davies' with Oliver Hoare as 'Dave Davies', Tom Whitelock as 'Pete Quaife' and Damien Walsh as 'Mick Avory'.

They will join the ensemble that includes 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.

The production opened at the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre on 28 October 2014, following previews from 4 October 2014 and was the best performing show at this year's Olivier Awards, winning: Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (John Dagleish), Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (George Maguire) and Outstanding Achievement in Music (Ray Davies of The Kinks).

Sunny Afternoon features music and lyrics by Ray Davies, Book by Joe Penhall and an original story by Ray Davies. It is directed by Edward Hall and produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman with Greg Ripley-Duggan for Hampstead Theatre Productions.

The creative team behind the productions features musical direction by Elliott Ware, scenic design by Miriam Buether, choreography by Adam Cooper, lighting by Rick Fisher and sound design by Matt McKenzie.

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 musical is set against the back-drop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s, and explores the euphoric highs and agonising lows of one of Britain’s most iconic bands and the irresistible music that influenced generations.

The production is currently booking to 16 April 2016.

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