Sunny Afternoon

Sunny Afternoon Theatre breaks

About the show

In 1966, The Kinks overwhelmed Britain with an unforgettable hit single: Sunny Afternoon. Just 3 years since Ray Davies co-founded the band with his brother Dave, The Kinks could be heard from the terraces of England’s World Cup victory, from every radio in the country, and scratching at the door of America as part of the British Invasion. Sunny Afternoon theatre breaks chart the rise of one of the most influential British bands of all time through the life of its lead singer, Ray Davies. Through bitter on-stage conflict and an unprecedentedly meteoric rise to the limelight, Sunny Afternoon theatre breaks chart The Kinks’ turbulent course of ups and downs.

What to expect from Sunny Afternoon

More than just a jukebox musical, Sunny Afternoon theatre breaks will take you from the very beginning of The Kinks’ journey right through their difficult interpersonal relationships and controversial barring from America. Sunny Afternoon theatre breaks promise vital and arresting alongside toe-tapping Kinks classics, all packaged up in a wonderful evocation of 60s style.

You can top off our Sunny Afternoon theatre breaks with a fantastic stay in a central London hotel. With plenty of choice, from budget 3*s to lavish 5*s, you’re certain to find the perfect way to turn Sunny Afternoon theatre breaks into a perfect evening too! You can even get discounted train tickets and experience our Sunny Afternoon theatre breaks in comfort and ease.

Reviews of Sunny Afternoon

"Funny, stylish, well-performed, quirky — it has everything The Kinks had." *****, Quentin Letts, The Daily Mail

"It is an irresistibly enjoyable and touching night, and anyone who loves pop music at its greatest would be mad to miss it." *****, Charles Spencer, The Telegraph

"There is nothing not to like in this buoyant, artfully written compilation musical" ****, Michael Coveney, Whatsonstage.com

Interesting facts about Sunny Afternoon

At the time, rumours of why The Kinks were banned from America abounded, including some of their rowdy conduct on stage. Today it’s generally thought it was down to a failure to pay their union dues!
One early lead vocalist for The Kinks, albeit briefly, was Rod Stewart, who attended the same secondary school as Ray and Dave Davies.
For his services to music, Ray Davies was given a CBE in 2004.

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Tips for booking a cheap Sunny Afternoon Break

Book Monday-Thursday for heavily discounted gold tickets. On Fridays and Saturdays, the best way to get a cheap theatre break is to go for central Balcony, though keep away from row A due to safety rails, and be aware that leg room isn’t great. Budget Balcony seats have quite a shallow slope for Sunny Afternoon, so it’s not quite as dizzying a height as in some other theatres.

Performances

Sunny afternoon theatre breaks are available Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, and Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm.

Running time - 2 hours, 45 minutes

Booking until - 29/10/2016

Harold Pinter Theatre

Panton StreetLondon
SW1Y 4DN

Nearest tube - Piccadilly Circus

Seating information - The theatre is split into 4 tiers: the Stalls are at the ground level, with the Dress Circle on the 1st floor, the Royal Circle above and the Balcony at the top.

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