Danny Horn and More in Sunny Afternoon at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Casting Update for the Popular Kinks Musical in London’s West End
A casting announcement has emerged for one of the capital’s most popular new jukebox musicals. Sunny Afternoon, the show based on the hits of The Kinks, has been running at the Harold Pinter Theatre since October of last year, following a previous appearance at the Hampstead Theatre, and it lands in the headlines once again with a host of new names taking over from Monday 5th October 2015.
Danny Horn is joining the production in the role of Ray Davies, whilst Oliver Hoare, Tom Whitelock and Damien Walsh will play Dave Davies, Pete Quaife and Mick Avory respectively.
The full cast also includes Niamh Bracken, Christopher Brandon, Jason Baughan, Harriet Bunton, Alice Cardy, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Jay Marsh, Megan Leigh Mason, Ryan O’Donnell, Stephen Pallister, Charlie Tighe and Gabriel Vick.
Sunny Afternoon has more in common with jukebox musicals like Jersey Boys than Mamma Mia! This is because the Kinks musical chronicles their rise in the 1960s, much like the former, which chronicles the rise of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Audiences are transported back to the 1960s and we witness the Kinks become one of the biggest of the era, releasing an array of iconic songs and albums and winning many fans.
The musical features various examples of these songs as part of its score, from Lola and Waterloo Sunset to You Really Got Me.
Actor Danny Horn has made appearances in numerous British television shows during his career, perhaps most notably in various episodes of Emmerdale this year. His other credits include Hetty Feather (the television show), Vera, Scar Tissue, MI High and Doctor Who, amongst others.
He plays Ray Davies in Sunny Afternoon, portraying the man who not only led The Kinks to musical success as its frontman, but who also put together the story for the show. The book is by Joe Penhall.
Sunny Afternoon remains at its home of the Harold Pinter Theatre and is currently booking to Saturday 16th April 2016. Meanwhile, the new cast takes over their respective roles from Monday 5th October 2015.