It has been announced that the multi-award winning musical Sunny Afternoon is to make its final performance at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 29 October this year
Sunny Afternoon’s final curtain will fall in London in October
Following a highly successful two years in the West End limelight, the Olivier Award-winning Sunny Afternoon is to finally leave London.
The much-loved musical will embark on a national tour in August this year, beginning at the Manchester Opera House.
Sunny Afternoon depicts the fascinating story of Ray Davies’ early career, and his rise to fame with The Kinks, one of the biggest bands the world has ever seen. In the 1960s the band was riveted to musical success, success that was retained in the ensuing decades and is as prevailing today as it was five decades ago.
Featuring many of The Kink’s classic hits, including ‘Lola’, ‘You Really Got Me’ and, of course, ‘Sunny Afternoon’, the musical has managed to fill the auditorium at the Harold Pinter Theatre, night after night.
Sunny Afternoon has music and lyrics by Ray Davies, a new book by Joe Penhall and an original story by Ray Davies. It is directed by Edward Hall, artistic director at the Hampstead Theatre.
Following an acclaimed sell-out run at the Hampstead Theatre, the musical opened at the Harold Pinter Theatre in October 2014.
In 2015 the musical was the best performing production at the Olivier Awards, taking home an award for Best New Musical. Ray Davies won an award for Outstanding Achievement in Music, John Dagleish won Best Actor in a Musical and George Maguire won Best Supporting Actor in a Musical.
Sunny Afternoon boasts an incredibly talented cast, with Danny Horn as Ray Davies, Oliver Hoare as Dave Davies, Tom Whitelock as the band’s bassist Pete Quaife and Damien Walsh playing drummer Mick Avory.
You can buy tickets to see the multi-award winning Sunny Afternoon at the Harold Pinter Theatre showing until the final curtain falls on 29 October, from Shows In London.