Sunny Afternoon for 2020

December 13, 2019 | By | Reply More

Kinks musical for Playhouse in November

Ray Davies’ Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon is set to return to the Edinburgh Playhouse in November 2020 as the only Scottish stop on a 15 date tour. Tickets went on sale today, Friday 13 Dec 2019.

The tour kicks off in Manchester in August, rocks into the Playhouse Tue 10 – Sat 14 November and winds up in Birmingham in December 2020. The show premiered in the West End in 2014 and toured in 2016, visiting the Playhouse in September (★★★★☆ Kinky Bootiful).

The Sunny Afternoon 2016 UK tour with Garmon Rhys (Pete Quaife), Ryan O’Donnell (Ray Davies), Andrew Gallo (Mick Avory) and Mark Newnham (Dave Davies). Photo Kevin Cummins

Sunny Afternoon tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, who brought a raw, energetic new sound on to the Sixties music scene.

Set against the backdrop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative Fifties and riotous Sixties, this production explores the euphoric highs and agonising lows of the Kinks and how their music influenced future generations.

The original West End production won four Olivier Awards in 2015, including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies. It features some of The Kinks’ best-known songs, including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset, All Day and All of the Night and Lola.

joyous and celebratory

Announcing the tour, producer Sonia Friedman said: “I’ve loved this musical from the moment Ray Davies, Joe Penhall, Ed Hall and I started to develop it several years ago and am incredibly excited and proud that we are bringing back our joyous and celebratory Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical.

“The Kinks helped shape a generation and Ray’s beautifully truthful lyrics and music are as exhilarating and relevant today as the day he wrote them.”

Ray Davies added: “In these times of political uncertainties, it is a relief to know that Sunny Afternoon is on the horizon to lift our spirits.”

Listing

Sunny Afternoon
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA.
Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 November 2020
Evenings: 7.30pm. Matinees Weds, Thurs & Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

Sunny Afternoon on tour 2020:
7 – 15 Aug 2020 Manchester
Opera House
0844 871 3018 Book online
18 – 22 Aug 2020 Bristol
Hippodrome
0844 871 3012 Book online
1 – 5 Sept 2020 Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre
08448 717652 Book online
8 – 12 Sept 2020 Hull
New Theatre
01482 300 300 Book online
15 – 19 Sept 2020 Eastbourne
Congress Theatre
01323 412000 Book online
22 – 26 Sept 2020 Sunderland
Sunderland Empire
0844 871 3022 Book online
29 Sept – 3 Oct 2020 Blackpool
Winter Gardens
0844 856 1111 Book online
6 – 10 Oct 2020 Brighton
Theatre Royal
0844 871 7650 Book online
13 – 17 Oct 2020 Southend on Sea
Cliffs Pavilion
01702 351135 Book online
20 – 24 Oct 2020 Stoke-on-Trent
Regent Theatre
0844 871 7649 Book online
27 – 31 Oct 2020 Southampton
The Mayflower Theatre
02380 711811 Book online
3 – 7 Nov 2020 Bradford
Alhambra
01274 432 000 Book online
10 – 14 Nov 2020 Edinburgh
Playhouse
0844 871 3014 Book online
24 – 28 Nov 2020 Wimbledon
New Wimbledon Theatre
0844 871 7646 Book online
1 – 5 Dec 2020 Birmingham
The Alexandra Theatre
0844 871 3011 Book online

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