Sunny Afternoon

Harold Pinter Theatre, London

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  • Directed by

    Edward Hall

  • Music & Lyrics by

    Ray Davies

  • Book by

    Joe Penhall

  • Choreographer

    Adam Cooper

  • Lighting Design

    Rick Fisher

  • Sound Desig

    Matt McKenzie

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 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?

This ‘exhilarating, hugely enjoyable new musical’ (Financial 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.

  • A blazing triumph. I swear you’ll get goosebumps

    Daily Telegraph
  • A belter! Funny, stylish, well-performed – it has everything The Kinks had

    Daily Mail
  • Stormingly successful. I defy anyone to resist it

    Financial Times
  • A dazzling production. A heady celebration of quintessentially English talent

    Guardian
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