The multi-award winning hit British musical Sunny Afternoon, which tells the story of The Kinks rise to fame, has announced new casting.

sunny-afternoonTaking over from the award-winning original cast from 5 October 2015 are Danny Horn (Doctor Who; The Dead Dogs) who will play Ray Davies, with Oliver Hoare (Antony and Cleopatra, Chichester) as Dave Davies, Tom Whitelock (Times Square Angel, Union) as bassist Pete Quaife and Damien Walsh (Dreamboats and Petticoats) as drummer Mick Avory. At certain performances, the role of Ray Davies will be played by Ryan O’Donnell (Romeo and Juliet, RSC; Quadrophenia).

The full cast includes: Niamh Bracken, Christopher Brandon, Jason Baughan, Harriet Bunton, Alice Cardy, Oliver Hoare, Danny Horn, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Jay Marsh, Megan Leigh Mason, Ryan O’Donnell, Stephen Pallister, Charlie Tighe, Gabriel Vick, Damien Walsh and Tom Whitelock.

Forty-nine years ago this year, The Kinks were sitting at Number One in the UK charts with their single ‘Sunny Afternoon’. Featuring some of The Kinks’ best-loved songs, including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola, Sunny Afternoon shows the music of The Kinks is still as popular as ever, more than 50 years since the band’s rise to fame.

Olivier Award winner John Dagleish who currently play’s Ray Davies will join the cast of Kenneth Branagh’s Theatre Company and will next appear in Harlequinade and The Winter’s Tale.

Sunny Afternoon is currently booking until 16 April 2016 at the Harold Pinter theatre.

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