SUNNY AFTERNOON, the multi Olivier award-winning hit West End musical comes to the Bristol Hippodrome from Tuesday, March 7 until Saturday, March 11, 2017.

The Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group will star Ryan O’Donnell as ‘Ray Davies’, Mark Newnham as ‘Dave Davies’, Garmon Rhys as bassist ‘Pete Quaife’ and Andrew Gallo as drummer ‘Mick Avory’.

They are joined by: Jayne Ashley; Victoria Anderson; Nathanael Campbell; Marcelo Cervone; Tomm Coles; Deryn Edwards; Sophie Leigh Griffin; Sam Haywood; James Hudson; Richard Hurst; Cleo Jaeger; James Lorcan; Joseph Richardson; Robert Took; Alex Wadham; Libby Watts; Michael Warburton; Lucy Wilkerson and Lisa Wright.

Sunny Afternoon, was the recipient of four major honours at the 2015 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies.

Featuring some of The Kinks’ best-loved songs, including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola, Sunny Afternoon tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of one of Britain’s most iconic bands.

The Kinks exploded onto the 60s 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?

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 and their irresistible music that influenced generations.

Sunny Afternoon has music and lyrics by Ray Davies with a book by Joe Penhall and original story by the former.

It is directed by Edward Hall, designed by Miriam Buether with choreography by Adam Cooper.

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