Kinks Musical To Open In London

Sunny Afternoon, a musical focusing on Ray Davies and the rise of the Kinks, is set to open next year in London. The play, written by Joe Penhall, will be staged at the Hampstead Theatre.

The show, which features several of the band's hits, was premiered at the Theatre Royal in Stratford, which is located in east London in 2008, but never toured.

Casting details are forthcoming, according to the BBC, which suggested that Davies might make an appearance in the production.

Ray told BBC Breakfast earlier this year that there is a 50/50 chance of a reunion of the band for its 50th anny:

"I was talking to my brother about two weeks ago. As long as there's something new to go forward with rather than stay in the past, I'm interested. We've negotiated. In sporting terms, he's talking to his agent."

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