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Sunny Afternoon

Harold Pinter Theatre

About the Show Less...

Sunny Afternoon is the acclaimed Ray Davies musical charting the history of iconic band The Kinks.

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Sunny Afternoon is the acclaimed Ray Davies musical charting the history of iconic band The Kinks.

Following a praised, sold out run at the Hampstead Theatre, the musical, set against the backdrop of a Britain caught between the conservative 50s and swinging 60s, plays at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Where did The Kinks explode from, how did it happen and what happened next? These questions are answered in the musical that takes in the euphoric highs and agonising lows of this legendary band that influenced generations of musicians and music lovers.

Sunny Afternoon features many of the hits that made The Kinks famous, including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola. It is directed by Hampstead Theatre’s Artistic Director Edward Hall.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 04/10/2014

Opening Night: 28/10/2014

Closing Night: 29/10/2016

Running time: 2h45

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Cast & Creative


Danny Horn, Oliver Hoare, Tom Whitelock, Damien Walsh, Niamh Bracken, Christopher Brandon, Jason Baughan, Harriet Bunton, Alice Cardy, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Jay Marsh, Megan Leigh Mason, Ryan O’Donnell, Stephen Pallister, Charlie Tighe, Gabriel Vick


Director - Edward Hall

Producer - Sonia Friedman Productions with Greg Ripley-Duggan for Hampstead Theatre Productions

Designer - Miriam Buether

Choreographer - Adam Cooper

Lighting Designer - Rick Fisher

Sound - Matt McKenzie

Lyrics By - Ray Davies

Music By - Ray Davies

ABOUT Harold Pinter Theatre

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