The Olivier Award-winning production of Sunny Afternoon, currently playing to packed houses at the Harold Pinter Theatre in the heart of London’s West End has announced the new cast members due to take over from 5 October 2015.
Danny Horn will take over to role of Kinks front man Ray Davies, Tom Whitelock will play bass guitar player Pete Quaife, Oliver Hoare will take the part of Dave Davies and Damien Walsh will star as Kinks drummer Mick Avory.
Sunny Afternoon started life back in 2014 at the Hampstead Theatre before transferring to the Harold Pinter Theatre in October of the same year. The acclaimed production then went on to scoop four Olivier Awards at this year’s glitzy ceremony, including for Best New Musical and Best Actor in a Musical.
With music and lyrics by Ray Davies and book by Joe Penhall, Sunny Afternoon tells the fascinating story of The Kinks, one of the world’s most popular rock bands. The show takes the audience on a whirlwind journey from their outlandish early years in the swinging 60s, through the turbulent rivalry between the iconic brothers and finally illustrating just how influential the band have been on modern music.
Directed by Edward Hall, Sunny Afternoon contains a soundtrack like no other. Most of The Kink’s back-catalogue are included in the show, such as ‘Lola’, ‘You Really Got Me’ and ‘Waterloo Sunset’.
Sunny Afternoon is booking at the Harold Pinter Theatre until 16 April 2016, with the original cast playing their last performance on 3 October 2015.