The Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon really has got the West End going. Before it has even had its press night, the Hampstead Theatre hit has extended its run at the Harold Pinter Theatre to 23 May 2015.
This is already the second extension for the tale of the influential British band, which previously extended its run to the end of January before the first chord had been strummed in the West End.
The story of the pop group’s irresistible rise, while Britain stood with one foot in the conservative 50s and the other in the swinging 60s, features a host of the tracks that made them so famous, from Lola to Waterloo Sunset.
Prior to its West End run, the production, which features a book by Blue/Orange writer Joe Penhall, enjoyed a sell-out run at the Hampstead Theatre.
Leading men John Dalgleish, George Maguire, Ned Derrington and Adam Sopp, who play The Kinks in the hit musical, have also lent their musical talent to a cast recording, featuring 29 tracks from the show.
The CD, which was produced by original The Kinks star Ray Davies, is on sale from today.