Sunny Afternoon is the story of The Kinks’ rise from life on a dead end street to living the pop star dream of fame, fortune and glory. It’s a musical like no other, offering a real glimpse inside one of Britain’s greatest bands, on a journey through the euphoric highs and agonising lows of pop success.
The Kinks enjoyed a string of chart-topping successes, and you can sing and dance along to all your favourites as the electrifying story unfolds. Going where other musicals don’t dare, Sunny Afternoon exposes the loves and losses that the band encountered on their road to fame, and delivers an emotional punch that will warm your heart and leave you buzzing for weeks.
Discover how The Kinks found their iconic sound and along the way invented a whole new genre of rock. Experience the thrill of the music and the power of a live Kinks performance. Witness the band’s beginnings, as brothers Dave and Ray Davies join forces and write their first songs. Discover how they got their risqué name. Relive their barnstorming debut on Top Of The Pops, their troubled American tour, and their triumphant comeback.
Sunny Afternoon has a book by Joe Penhall. Amongst The Kinks' classic songs performed are: 'Waterloo Sunset', 'You Really Got Me', 'Dedicated Follower of Fashion', 'Lola' and the title song.
2020 tour dates
Friday 7 August – Saturday 15 August 2020 MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE
Tuesday 18 August – Saturday 22 August 2020 BRISTOL HIPPODROME
Tuesday 1 September – Saturday 5 September 2020 MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
Tuesday 8 September – Saturday 12 September 2020 HULL NEW THEATRE
Tuesday 15 September – Saturday 19 September 2020 CONGRESS THEATRE, EASTBOURNE
Tuesday 22 September – Saturday 26 September 2020 SUNDERLAND EMPIRE
Tuesday 29 September – Saturday 3 October 2020 WINTER GARDENS, BLACKPOOL
Tuesday 6 October – Saturday 10 October 2020 THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON
Tuesday 13 October – Saturday 17 October 2020 SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
Tuesday 20 October – Saturday 24 October 2020 REGENT THEATRE, STOKE
Tuesday 27 October – Saturday 31 October 2020 MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
Tuesday 3 November – Saturday 7 November 2020 ALHAMBRA THEATRE, BRADFORD
Tuesday 10 November – Saturday 14 November 2020 EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE
Tuesday 24 November – Saturday 28 November NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE
Tuesday 1 December – Saturday 5 December 2020 THE ALEXANDRA, BIRMINGHAM