Musical (2014)

Musique: Ray Davies
Paroles: Ray Davies
Livret: Joe Penhall
Production à la création:

Featuring some of The Kinks’ best-loved songs, including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola, Sunny Afternoon marks the 50th Anniversary year of the band’s debut release. The Kinks exploded onto the 60s 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? Set against the back-drop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s, this production explores the euphoric highs and agonising lows of one of Britain’s most iconic bands and the irresistible music that influenced generations.

On 13 December 2013, it was officially confirmed that a musical based around the early life of Ray Davies and the formation of the band The Kinks[1] would receive its world premiere at the Hampstead Theatre in spring 2014. The musical was named after the band's 1966 hit single "Sunny Afternoon," and features songs from the band's back catalogue. The musical has a book by Joe Penhall and is directed by Edward Hall, with choreography by Adam Cooper, set and costume design by Miriam Buether, lighting design by Rick Fisher, sound design by Matt McKenzie and musical direction by Elliott Ware.

Production history
The show's premiere production began previews at the Hampstead Theatre in London, on 14 April 2014, with its official opening night on 1 May, booking for a limited run until 24 May 2014.

In late June, it was confirmed that the production would transfer to the West End, beginning previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 4 October, with an official opening night on 28 October 2014. Tickets for the transfer went on sale on 30 June. Shortly after beginning previews the show extended booking to January, before quickly announcing another extension to 23 May 2015.

Act I
"You Still Want Me"
"I Gotta Move/You Really Got Me"
"Just Can't Go To Sleep"
"Denmark Street"
"A Well Respected Man"
"Dead End Street"
"Dedicated Follower of Fashion"
"You Really Got Me"
"(This Time Tomorrow into) Set Me Free"
"Till the End of the Day"
"This Strange Effect"
"Tell Me Now So I'll Know" (Instrumental)
"Stop Your Sobbing"
"This is Where I Belong"
"Where Have All The Good Times Gone/All Day and All of the Night"

Act II
"This Time Tomorrow"
"Maximum Consumption"
"Sitting in My Hotel"
"I Go to Sleep"
"I'm Not Like Everybody Else"
"Too Much On My Mind/Tired of Waiting"
"The Moneygoround"
"Sunny Afternoon"
"A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy"
"A Long Way From Home"
"Waterloo Sunset"
"All Day and All of the Night/You Really Got Me/Lola"

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Sunny afternoon (2014-10-Harold Pinter Theatre-london)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Harold Pinter Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 ans
Nombre :
Première Preview : samedi 04 octobre 2014
Première : mardi 28 octobre 2014
Dernière : samedi 29 octobre 2016
Mise en scène : Edward Hall
Chorégraphie : Adam Cooper
Producteur :
Avec : The Kinks Band members: John Dagleish (Ray Davies), George Maguire (Dave Davies), Ned Derrington (Pete Quaife) and Adam Sopp (Mick Avory), Jason Baughan (Eddie Kassner), Jo Servi (Gregory Piven), with Carly Anderson, Philip Bird, Ben Caplan, Lillie Flynn, Emily Goodenough, Elizabeth Hill, Vince Leigh, Amy Ross, Dominic Tighe and Tam Williams.
Presse : "Edward Hall’s joyous production neatly allows the songs to grow out of the story and the cast is first-rate...At close to three hours, the show is on the long side but it offers a heady celebration of a quintessentially English talent." Michael Billington for The Guardian

"Alongside some interesting ideological clashes between socialism and trade unionism, Sunny Afternoon is a hymn to English musical individualism and artistic perseverance – all with the miniskirts and freshness of 1960s London. I predict 21st century-sized box office returns." Quentin Letts for The Daily Mail

"For all the energy and skill bubbling away, Edward Hall’s confident production occasionally lacks forward momentum. ‘There’s no handbook for what you’re trying to do’, says Ray’s Dad to the boys, but it remains unclear precisely what this might be, what anger or passion fuels them." Fiona Mountford for the Evening Standard

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Sunny afternoon (2014-10-Harold Pinter Theatre-london)

Qualité: ***** Intérêt: ****
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Sunny afternoon (2014-10-Harold Pinter Theatre-london)

Qualité: ***** Intérêt: ****
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