Ray Davies joins cast as Sunny Afternoon rocks into West End

The Kinks musical opened to a rapturous reception at the Harold Pinter Theatre last night

Ray Davies was in jokey mood at the opening night of his Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon on Tuesday (28 October).

Davies, who co-wrote the show with playwright Joe Penhall, joined the cast for a post-show part at Cafe de Paris, where he joshed around with the actors playing himself and former bandmates.

The show, which tells the story of the early life and rise to stardom of 60s legends The Kinks, recently extended and is now booking until 23 May 2015.

It stars John Dagleish as Ray Davies, George Maguire as Dave Davies, Ned Derrington as Pete Quaife and Adam Sopp as Mick Avory.