It has been announced that the hit West End musical Sunny Afternoon will be embarking on a UK tour next year, opening at the Manchester Opera House in August.
Currently performing in London’s Harold Pinter Theatre, the multi-award winning production is set to open at the Manchester Opera House on the 19th August.
The musical, directed by Edward Hall, features some of the best known and loved songs released by The Kinks such as ‘You Really Got Me’, ‘Lola’ and ‘Waterloo Sunset’. Based on a book by Joe Penhall and original story by Ray Davies, the musical charts the highs and lows of one of Britain’s most iconic bands.
It has been a huge success on stage since it first premiered at the Hampstead Theatre, before opening in the West End in October 2014. The production won four awards at the 2015 Olivier awards – including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music award for Ray Davies.
Produced by Sonia Friedman productions, the news that this hit musical is heading off on tour will ensure that people all over the country are given a opportunity to enjoy this production.
Casting for the touring production has yet to be announced. The tour dates that have been announced are as follows:
FRIDAY 19 AUGUST – SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 2016
MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE
TUESDAY 30 AUGUST– SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2016
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
TUESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2016
NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE BIRMINGHAM
TUESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2016
TUESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2016
SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILLION
TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER 2016
AYLESBURY WATERSIDE THEATRE
TUESDAY 4 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER 2016
TUESDAY 11 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 2016
GLASGOW KINGS THEATRE
TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER 2016
TORQUAY PRINCESS THEATRE
TUESDAY 1 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2016
NEW VICTORIA THEATRE WOKING
TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2016
ORCHARD THEATRE, DARTFORD
TUESDAY 29 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER 2016
STOKE REGENT THEATRE
TUESDAY 13 DECEMBER – SATURDAY 31 DECEMBER 2016
THEATRE ROYAL BRIGHTON
TUESDAY 31 JANUARY – SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2017
OXFORD NEW THEATRE
TUESDAY 7 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2017
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE, LIVERPOOL
TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2017
GRAND OPERA HOUSE, YORK
TUESDAY 7 MARCH – SATURDAY 11 MARCH 2017
BRISTOL HIPPODROME, BRISTOL
Tickets for the tour are available from the 14th December. For more information and to book tickets visit ATG Tickets.