Monday, December 9

Kinks Sunny Afternoon Musical to tour next year

Sunny Afternoon, the musical based on the music of The Kinks , will embark on a new tour in 2020, opening  in Manchester on 7 August 2020, before going on to visit Bristol, Milton Keynes, Hull, Eastbourne, Sunderland, Blackpool, Brighton, Southend, Stoke, Southampton Bradford, Edinburgh, Wimbledon and Birmingham with further dates are to be announced.

The show first opened at the Hampstead Theatre before transferring to the West End in 2014, where it ran for two years ahead of a tour in 2016. It is based on the early life of The Kinks' Ray Davies, the Olivier Award-winning musical features songs including "You Really Got Me", "Waterloo Sunset", "All Day and All of the Night" and "Lola".

Producer Sonia Friedman said today, "I've loved this musical from the moment Ray Davies, Joe Penhall, Ed Hall and I started to develop it several years ago and am incredibly excited and proud that we are bringing back our joyous and celebratory Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical....I've missed it in my life."

SUNNY AFTERNOON has music and lyrics by Ray Davies with a book by Joe Penhall and original story by Ray Davies. It is directed by Edward Hall and designed by Miriam Buether with choreography by Adam Cooper. Design is by Rick Fisher with sound design by Matt McKenzie. Musical and vocal adaptations are by Ray Davies and Elliott Ware based on original Kinks’ recordings.

Casting for the tour is to be announced, with tickets on salelater this week.

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