Harold Pinter Theatre,
Panton Street, London SW1Y 4DN
Booking period: until October 2016.
The critically-acclaimed new musical tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks. It has established itself as a firm favourite with audiences and critics alike since it opened at the Harold Pinter Theatre in October 2014, and it begins a UK tour at the Opera House, Manchester, on 19 August 2016.
Ray Davies said: “I am delighted that Sunny Afternoon is extending in the West End and starting the national tour, playing many of the same venues The Kinks played on the road. Every time I visit the West End show I see people discovering it for the first time with the performances going from strength to strength.”
Danny Horn (Doctor Who; The Dead Dogs) plays Ray Davies,
Oliver Hoare (Antony and Cleopatra, Chichester) as Dave Davies,
Tom Whitelock (Times Square Angel, Union) as bassist Pete Quaife
Damien Walsh (Dreamboats and Petticoats) as drummer Mick Avory.
At certain performances, the role of Ray Davies will be played by Ryan O’Donnell (Romeo and Juliet, RSC; Quadrophenia).
Full cast: Jason Baughan, Niamh Bracken, Christopher Brandon, Harriet Bunton, Alice Cardy, Oliver Hoare, Danny Horn, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Megan Leigh Mason, Jay Marsh, Ryan O’Donnell, Stephen Pallister, Charlie Tighe, Gabriel Vick, Damien Walsh and Tom Whitelock. Understudies: Alice Cardy, Lia Given, Lloyd Gorman, Vicki Manser, Kay Milbourne, Nick Sayce, Robert Took, Alex Tosh, Robbie White.
In association with Hampstead Theatre and Arlon Productions
Music and Lyrics – Ray Davies
Book – Joe Penhall
Original Story by – Ray Davies
Director – Edward Hall
Designer – Miriam Buether
Choreographer – Adam Cooper
Lighting – Rick Fisher
Sound – Matt McKenzie for Autograph
Musical Supervisor & Musical Director – Elliott Ware