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Sunny Afternoon extends to May 2015

The Kinks musical has transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre following its premiere run at Hampstead

John Dagleish and George Maguire in Sunny Afternoon
John Dagleish and George Maguire in Sunny Afternoon
© Kevin Cummins

Sunny Afternoon has extended its run for a second time at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

The show, which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, is now booking until 23 May 2015.

Sunny Afternoon opens to press at the Harold Pinter tomorrow (28 October 2015), having enjoyed a sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre earlier this year.

All songs featured in the show – including "Waterloo Sunset" and "Lola" – are written by Davies, with arrangements based on Kinks originals. The book of the musical is by award-winning playwright Joe Penhall.

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

The show releases its official cast recording, featuring 29 tracks, today.

The cast of Edward Hall's production 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.