It’s a musical that offers a real glimpse into the rise of one of Britain’s greatest ever bands and their near fall from grace caused by exploitative middle men, sibling squabbles, unruly behaviour, creative differences and their war with the US music trade union.
At the height of their fame The Kinks were in a three-way battle for chart supremacy with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, trading hit single after hit single on both sides of the Atlantic.
But, just as The Kinks looked set to eclipse their two contemporaries they were banned from America for four years by American Federation of Musicians due to their rowdy on-stage behaviour.
This meant the band was cut off from an American audience at the height of the British Invasion. Subsequently we will never know whether The Kinks would have gone on to become the biggest band ever.
Sunny Afternoon the musical explores how The Kinks found their iconic sound and how their music helped them stay true to themselves despite the pressures, business decisions, triumphs and disasters that come with being in a band.
With Ray Davies overseeing the create process, Sunny Afternoon provides a vivid account of their journey to success through a period of social and political change with clever use of their biggest hits.
A must-see for all music fans, “Sunny Afternoon” will ensure The Kinks legacy lives on. Use the holiday search above to book your trip today!