Sunny Afternoon UK Tour 2020 – Tour Postponed

Last Updated on 9th June 2020

Sunny Afternoon UK Tour 2020 postponed. The multi Olivier Award-winning musical which was to have opened in Manchester in August is postponed until further notice.

Sunny Afternoon at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Tom Whitelock, Danny Horn, Damien Walsh and Oliver Hoare in Sunny Afternoon. Photo: Kevin Cummins

The multi Olivier Award-winning hit Sunny Afternoon UK Tour has been postponed with producers placing the following statement on their website.

“As we wait for further guidance from the government regarding the re-opening of theatres, and due to the inevitable knock-on effect that social distancing restrictions have had on the production’s timetable, we must regretfully inform you that the upcoming 2020-2021 tour of Sunny Afternoon has been postponed.

We very much hope that we are able to get back out on the road again soon, and can’t wait to see all of our fans when we do!

If you currently hold a ticket for the scheduled 2020-2021 dates, you do not need to do anything for the moment as your ticket provider will be in contact to arrange a credit voucher or refund”.

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 backdrop 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.

Sunny Afternoon features some of The Kinks’ best-loved songs, including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola.

Producer Sonia Friedman said today, “I’ve loved this musical from the moment Ray Davies, Joe Penhall, Ed Hall and I started to develop it several years ago and am incredibly excited and proud that we are bringing back our joyous and celebratory Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical. For those who missed it the first time round, UK audiences will have the treat of experiencing it for the very first time or, if you’ve seen it before, you’ll be able to see it again and again! The Kinks helped shape a generation and Ray’s beautifully truthful lyrics and music are as exhilarating and relevant today as the day he wrote them. I’m so happy we will all get a chance to see Sunny Afternoon soon – I’ve missed it in my life.”

Ray Davies added, “In these times of political uncertainties, it is a relief to know that Sunny Afternoon is on the horizon to lift our spirits”.

Updated 9 June 2020




7 August – 15 August 2020
Manchester Opera House

18 – 22 August 2020
Bristol Hippodrome

1 – 5 September 2020
Milton Keynes Theatre

8 – 12 September 2020
Hull New Theatre

15 – 19 September 2020
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

22 – 26 September 2020
Sunderland Empire

29 September – 3 October 2020
Winter Gardens Blackpool

6 – 10 October 2020
Theatre Royal Brighton

13 – 17 October 2020
Cliffs Pavillion Southend

20 – 24 October 2020
Regent Theatre Stoke

27 – 31 October 2020
Mayflower Theatre Southampton

3 – 7 November 2020
Alhambra Theatre Bradford

10 – 14 November 2020
Edinburgh Playhouse

24 – 28 November 2020
New Wimbledon Theatre

1 – 5 December 2020
The Alexandra Theatre Birmingham



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