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Ray Davies musical Sunny Afternoon extends booking

The show transfers to the Harold Pinter Theatre next week

Ray Davies at the 2009 WhatsOnStage Awards
Ray Davies at the 2009 WhatsOnStage Awards
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Sunny Afternoon, the new musical which tells the story of Ray Davies and The Kinks, has extended its run at the Harold Pinter Theatre until 31 January 2015.

The show, which premiered at Hampstead Theatre earlier this year, begins opens in the West End on 28 October (previews from 4 October).

The Harold Pinter (formerly the Comedy) will be re-configured for the run. In addition to a catwalk "thrusting out into the auditorium", audiences will have the opportunity to watch the show from more than 60 seats at "cabaret-style tables" in the stalls.

The principal cast members remain with the production: John Dagleish plays Ray Davies, George Maguire plays Dave Davies, Ned Derrington plays Pete Quaife and Adam Sopp plays Mick Avory (The Kinks).

Sunny Afternoon features music and lyrics by Davies, a new book by Joe Penhall, direction by Edward Hall, design by Miriam Buether and choreography by Adam Cooper.

It includes classic Kinks songs such as "Lola", "Waterloo Sunset" and "You Really Got Me".

The cast also includes: Carly Anderson, Philip Bird, Ashley Campbell, Ben Caplan, Lillie Flynn, Emily Goodenough, Elizabeth Hill, Vince Leigh, Amy Ross, Dominic Tighe and Tam Williams.

The company of Sunny Afternoon
The company of Sunny Afternoon