Kinks Musical for 2016

December 11, 2015 | By | Reply More

Sunny Afternoon for Autumn 2016

The Olivier Award-winning musical Sunny Afternoon, based on the life and times of the Kinks, has announced a five-night run at the Edinburgh Playhouse.

The visit, in September 2016, is part of a major tour for the show, starting in Manchester in August and booked through to March 2017.

Current (2015) West End Cast of Sunny Afternoon. Photo Kevin Cummins

Current (2015) West End cast of Sunny Afternoon. Photo: Kevin Cummins

Featuring some of The Kinks’ biggest hits, including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola, the show won Best New Musical at the Oliviers this year. It tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of the band he formed with his brother Dave.

From the the band’s beginnings in Muswell Hill, their barnstorming debut on Top of the Pops, their infamous American tour and their triumphant comeback, Sunny Afternoon is  set against the back-drop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s.

Here are the highs (euphoric) and lows (agonising) of one of Britain’s most iconic bands and the irresistible music that influenced generations. Not to mention the full blast of a live Kinks gig.

With a new book by Joe Penhall based on an original story by Ray Davies, the show features music and lyrics by Davies, for which he won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music, and is directed by Edward Hall.

Ticket for the Playhouse run go on general sale from 10am on Monday 14 December 2015, with tickets for ATG card holders already on sale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMb1VVdOtCY

Listing

Sunny Afternoon
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA.
Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 September 2016
Daily, 7.30pm. Matinees Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm.

Tickets and booking details: http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/sunny-afternoon/edinburgh-playhouse/

Sunny Afternoon website: http://sunnyafternoonthemusical.com

Sunny Afternoon on tour:
Fri 19 – Sat 27 Aug 2016 Manchester
Opera House
0844 871 3018 Book online
Tue 30 Aug – Sat 3 Sep 2016 Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652 Book online
Tue 6 – Sat 10 Sep 2016 Birmingham
The New Alexandra Theatre
0844 871 3011 Book online
Tue 13 – Sat 17 Sep 2016 Edinburgh
Playhouse
0844 871 3014 Book online
Tue 20 – Sat 24 Sep 2016 Southend on Sea
Cliffs Pavilioin
01702 351135 Book online
Tue 27 Sept – Sat 1 Oct 2016 Aylesbury
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
08448 717 627 Book online
Tue 4 – Sat 8 Oct 2016 Sunderland
Sunderland Empire
0844 871 3022 Book online
Tue 11 – Sat 15 Oct 2016 Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
Tue 18 – Sat 22 Oct 2016 Torquay
Princess Theatre
0844 871 3023 Book online
Tue 1 – Sat 5 Nov 2016 Woking
New Victoria
0844 871 7645 Book online
Tue 15 – Sat 19 Nov 2016 Dartford
Orchard Theatre
01322 220000 Book online
Tue 29 Nov – Sat 3 Dec 2016 Stoke-on-Trent
Regent Theatre
0844 871 7649 Book online
Tue 13 – Sat 31 Dec 2016 Brighton
Theatre Royal
0844 871 7650 Book online
2017
Tue 31 Jan – Sat 4 Feb 2017 Oxford
New Theatre
0844 871 3020 Book online
Tue 7 – Sat 11 Feb 2017 Liverpool
Empire
08448 713 017 Book online
Tue 21 – Sat 25 Feb 2017 York
The Grand Opera House
08448 472 322 Book online
Tue 7 – Sat 11 Mar 2017 Bristol
Hippodrome
0844 871 3012 Book online

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