Theatre Breaks for Sunny Afternoon
Special offers for Sunny Afternoon Theatre Breaks are now available for its tour dates in Cardiff in January 2017. Winner of 4 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the critically acclaimed production of The Kinks rise to fame is a special night out.
About Sunny Afternoon
Giving the British establishment a bit of a kick up the derrierre 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?
With music and lyrics by the band’s front-man Ray Davies and directed by Edward Hall (Chariots of Fire) Sunny Afternoon Theatre Breaks shows 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, the show explores the relationship between two often feuding Davis brothers and the euphoric highs and agonising lows of one of Britain’s most iconic bands and the irresistible music that influenced generations.
Sunny Afternoon Press Reviews
- The Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon is a triumph The Guardian
- A blazing triumph The Telegraph
- It’s a guitar-riffing, amp-smashing drum-whacker of a night The Daily Mail
This ‘exhilarating, hugely enjoyable new musical‘ (Financial Times) features many of the bands hits, including: You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, All Day All of the Night, Lola, Sunny Afternoon and many more, making Sunny Afternoon Theatre Breaks a great way to spend a weekend.
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Sunny Afternoon Theatre Breaks Reviews
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Sunny Afternoon was a difficult show to watch as there was a lot of speech involved which was very quiet and then every time they played music it nearly burst your eardrums. We did feel the sound balance was nowhere near right. I wear hearing aids and spent a lot of time turning them up, down and off according to what was happening. My husband has good ears but found the speech hard to follow and was worried about possible ear damage from the music! There was a lot of dialogue which seemed over-acted and unnecessary but that is probably not a very helpful comment.
The music was great, took me back to the late sixties when I actually saw the Kinks performing live in Luton. My very favourite part of the show was the end when the audience were all on their feet and the entire cast was singing and dancing to Lola, that was fantastic and I wish it had gone on longer.
To be honest, although I love the music of the Kinks, this is not a musical I would recommend. I would rather have gone to see a tribute show. I have seen far better and more superior musicals and I am not thinking Andrew Lloyd-Webber but shows like Buddy, Elvis and even Dreamboats and Petticoats.
I am too young to be able to say I saw the Kinks but tonight's show made me feel like I have. Great performances and a brilliant back catalogue of songs! Loved the story element of it too and that it really came over that the songs that they wrote were all about them and what they went through.
Great for all generations of theatregoers
ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS SHOW. THE ENERGY AND LIVE MUSIC COMING FROM THE STAGE BLEW ME AWAY. WHO KNEW THE KINKS HAD WRITTEN SO MANY HIT SONGS - ALL OF WHICH I KNEW & COULD SING ALONG TO! CAN'T RECOMMEND ENOUGH. 5 VERY BIG BOLD WATERLOO SUNSET STARS