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Sunny Afternoon: The Kinks Musical

6 Panton Street | Harold Pinter Theatre, London SW1Y 4DN, England
+44 844 871 7622
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Amazing brilliant loved it fantastic show in Plymouth

Loved it want to see it again amazing brilliant one of the best shows I've seen brilliant... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Cafejane
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Disappointing Show

Tried to be too clever, by fitting songs in with storyline and when songs sung it was too short and... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
cje_12
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Newcastle-under-lyme
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The West End’s most celebrated show is now winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for BEST NEW MUSICAL. SUNNY AFTERNOON also won Oliviers for Best Actor (John Dagliesh), Best Supporting Actor (George Maguire), and Outstanding Achievement in Music (Ray Davies). With Music and Lyrics by Ray Davies, a new Book by Joe Penhall and Direction by Edward Hall, SUNNY AFTERNOON depicts the rise to stardom of THE KINKS. Set against the back-drop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s, this production explores the euphoric highs and agonising lows of one of Britain’s most iconic bands and the irresistible music that influenced generations. THE KINKS exploded onto the 60’s music scene with a raw, energetic new sound that rocked a nation. But how did that happen, where exactly did they come from and what happened next? This ‘Great British Musical’ (The Times) features many of the band’s hits, including: YOU REALLY GOT ME, WATERLOO SUNSET, DEDICATED FOLLOWER OF FASHION, ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT, LOLA, SUNNY AFTERNOON and many more.
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6 Panton Street | Harold Pinter Theatre, London SW1Y 4DN, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Loved it want to see it again amazing brilliant one of the best shows I've seen brilliant performance

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Tried to be too clever, by fitting songs in with storyline and when songs sung it was too short and then on with the story. I personally, along with my friends were expecting to hear more than a few bars.

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

if you are a kinks fan or not go to see this show it loud and brilliant i know i would say that being a great kinks fan but you will hear music thinking did they do that stuff PLEASE GO YOU WILL LOVE IT

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A brilliant show, with a hugely talented cast Very impressed by the combination of acting, singing , dancing and sheer musicality A great set, very well written, we were carried along from beginning to end Not forgetting the two hard working musicians at the back...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Fantastic show at Norwich Theatre Royal tonight . Fully deserved standing ovation . A really innovative musical highlighting the marvellous music of the Kinks and the ups and downs of a sixties pop group . We both thoroughly enjoyed it with superb portrayals of the...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Fabulous show, saw for first time at Harrold Pinter Theatre London about 18 months ago and when we saw it was coming to our local Theatre Royal Norwich booked straight away. First show was great this was brilliant all the cast gave it everything, all...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

I saw this musical in Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre during its tour. Although I was (unfortunately) not born early enough to see The Kinks in their heyday, I am a huge fan of their music and was very excited about seeing Sunny Afternoon - it did...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

For those of us that were a product of the 60's the music still lives on. It was a brilliant performance with laced with a strong dose of humour. It reminded me of how the boys never really changed they were always the boys from...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing show at our local theatre (Wimbledon). All the cast are brilliant & give it their all. Thanks!

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Really good afternoon spent at the theatre I had flu but could not possibly miss seeing this great show, it was so informative telling the history of the Kinks, I remember them from the 60's so was extra special to see and hear the wonderful...More

Thank Janet W
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esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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Hi, it was around 10.30ish. The Tube is a short walk away, from there we caught the ainline train out to Hertfordshire. Because it was a weekend there is still a good service on the trains and buses. If not, try a matinee... More
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