Sunny Afternoon - Harold Pinter Theatre

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Venue Information
Harold Pinter Theatre

Harold Pinter Theatre
6 Panton Street
London
London
SW1Y 4DN

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 64 review(s)

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Latest Review: "Fabulously LOUD, one of the most enjoyable shows I've seen!..."

Age Restriction: Recommended for 12+ due to strong language.  Children under 5 years and babes in arms will strictly not be admitted.

Important Info: Audio Described Performance on 28 July evening

The Kinks get the jukebox musical treatment at the Harold Pinter Theatre, giving audiences the chance to hear their hit songs once again as part of a story that chronicles the time in the 1960s when they became one of the biggest bands around. It originally appeared at the Hampstead Theatre earlier in 2014 and now joins other jukebox musicals in the West End, like Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia!

Sunny Afternoon boasts an impressive cast and a proven creative team, who make the transition from the Hampstead Theatre to host this show in Theatreland. They include John Dagleish, who plays Kinks frontman Ray Davies, and George Maguire as his brother Dave. Meanwhile, Ned Derrington and Adam Sopp complete the band’s line-up as Pete Quaife and Mick Avory alongside further cast members like Carly Anderson, Philip Bird, Ben Caplan, Lillie Flynn, Emily Goodenough, Vince Leigh, Amy Ross, Dominic Tighe and Tam Williams.

The songs of this musical are plucked from the back catalogue of The Kinks and include the likes of You Really Got Me and Lola, among various others, whilst the book has been penned by Joe Penhall. The result is a story that takes a biographical look at The Kinks, transporting audiences back to that period in the 1960s when it seemed like the world was changing. It was in this era that the band emerged as one of the biggest of the decade, releasing numerous songs that would be remembered to this day.

And like another famous 1960s band The Beatles (whose musical Let It Be runs at the Garrick Theatre), The Kinks now get their story told in the West End.

Not only is this accomplished with the above cast and writers, but also with director Edward Hall and choreographer Adam Cooper, the latter of whom is a well known dancer and choreographer who has received numerous awards for his work, including a Laurence Olivier Award-nomination for Grand Hotel at the Donmar Warehouse. He was also the lead performer in one of the most talked-about west end shows of recent years, Singin’ In The Rain.

Following 2014’s production of The Importance Of Being Earnest, Sunny Afternoon runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from Tuesday 28th October 2014 (with previews from Saturday 4th October 2014).

Show Information
Booking From: Friday, 28th October 2016
Booking Until: Saturday, 29th October 2016
Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Age Restriction: Recommended for 12+ due to strong language.  Children under 5 years and babes in arms will strictly not be admitted.
Important Info: Audio Described Performance on 28 July evening
Show Status: production_closed
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