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Sunny Afternoon – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Cast of UK Tour of Sunny Afternoon

Music/Lyrics: Ray Davies Book: Joe Penhall Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Karen Bussell While Keith Moon drove his Bentley into a swimming pool, England lifted the World Cup and the excesses of the flower power era were embodied by Beatlemania and hallucinogens, now-Sir Ray Davies was a quiet voice of satire, churning out exquisitely ironic commentary on all things British. With ...

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Sunny Afternoon – Liverpool Empire

UK Touring cast of Sunny Afternoon

Book: Joe Penhall Music/Lyrics: Ray Davies Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: John Roberts The Kinks are regarded as one of the biggest names in British popular music history. It’s not hard to see why when you look over their massive cavern of hits including; You Really Got Me, All Day and All of the Night, Waterloo Sunset, Dedicated Follower To Fashion, ...

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Sunny Afternoon – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Cast of UK Tour of Sunny Afternoon

Writer: Joe Penhall Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Storming into Southampton’s Mayflower theatre with a rocking punch is award-winning musical Sunny Afternoon. Telling the story of brothers Ray and Dave Davies and their fellow Kinks bandmates Pete Quaife and Mick Avory, Sunny Afternoon transports the audience back to the 60s and depicts the struggle of four working class lads ...

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Sunny Afternoon – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Cast of UK Tour of Sunny Afternoon

Book: Joe Penhall Original Story: Ray Davies Music and Lyrics: Ray Davies Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Dan English The music of The Kinks warms the winter evenings as Sunny Afternoon reaches Dartford’s Orchard Theatre as part of its UK tour. Stepping off the West End, this musical transports audiences backs to the 1960s, following the emergence of The Kinks, tracking their ...

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Sunny Afternoon – Aylesbury Waterside

Cast of UK Tour of Sunny Afternoon

Book: Joe Penhall Music and Lyrics: Ray Davies Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Pete Benson Ray Davies certainly wears his heart on his sleeve in this musical that tells the early history of his band, The Kinks. As well as being an icon of early Brit-Pop, Davies has some previous form as a writer of theatre musicals too and it shows. ...

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Sunny Afternoon – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Cast of UK Tour of Sunny Afternoon

Book: Joe Penhall Music and Lyrics: Ray Davies Director: Edward Hall Reviewer:Selwyn Knight The Kinks – 60s pop sensation with a quintessentially British sound, formed from two brothers and some mates from Muswell Hill. Ray Davies’ quirky and intelligent lyrics were quite different to anything else that was around at that time, while the guitar playing of his brother, Dave, ...

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The Secret Adversary – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Agatha Christie Adaptor: Sarah Punshon and Johann Hari Director: Sarah Punshon Reviewer: Glen Pearce 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth. The writer’s popularity shows no sign of diminishing, and theatrical productions continue to be inspired by her impressive cannon of work. The Mousetrap has just celebrated its 26,000th performance, and now The Watermill Theatre is touring ...

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The Secret Adversary – The Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Director: Sarah Punshon Writer: Agatha Christie Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty In celebration of Agatha Christie’s 125th anniversary, The Secret Adversary is embarking on a UK tour. The story was Christie’s second work, published in 1922 and the first of five stories featuring the adventures of Tuppence and Tommy. Adapted by Johann Hari and Sarah Punshon, this adaptation is a successful mystery, ...

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