Sunny Afternoon Tickets
This Olivier Award-winning Kinks musical boasted an impressive creative team including Hampstead theatre’s Artistic Director, Edward Hall, Award-winning playwright Joe Penhall and Ray Davies himself. The musical charts the rise to stardom of one of Britain’s most influential rock groups and the many bumps along the way.
As you would expect, the show contains all The Kinks hits including “Waterloo Sunset,” “Dedicated Follower of Fashion,” “You Really Got Me,” “Lola” and of course “Sunny Afternoon.” More than just your average jukebox musical though, the show boasts a book by Award-winning playwright Joe Penhall. The story follows the formation of the band and their rise to super stardom and charts all their highs and inevitable lows along the way.
The Kinks burst on to the music scene in 1964. Their distinctive sound would soon take the world by storm making them one of the most influential rock groups of all time. With Ray Davies on the creative team you really get the inside story of how the band was formed and the songs were written. Rather than presenting a rose tinted view of the band the show takes a warts and all approach, dramatizing the more difficult parts of the band’s life including the Davies brother’s tumultuous relationship, the breakdown of Ray Davies’s marriage and the band’s ban from the United States; as a result the show has genuine emotional clout.
Directed by The Hampstead’s Artistic Director Edward Hall the talented performers who are also accomplished musicians have been highly praised for their performances. The show featured a set design by Miriam Buether and choreography by Adam Cooper.
A great night out guaranteed! This much loved show, concluded its momentous run at the end of October 2016.
Sorry this show closed 29 October 2016, we recommend these similar productions.