first_img View Comments Doctor Who’s Danny Horn and more will join the cast of the Olivier Award-winning West End hit Sunny Afternoon from October 5. Directed by Edward Hall, the tuner tells the story of the rise to fame of The Kinks and is playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre.Joining Horn as Ray Davies will be Oliver Hoare (Antony and Cleopatra) as Dave Davies, Tom Whitelock (Times Square Angel) 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).The show is set against the back-drop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s and features a book by Joe Penhall, along with music and lyrics and original story by Ray Davies. Sunny Afternoon explores the euphoric highs and agonizing lows of The Kinks and features some of the band’s classic songs, including “You Really Got Me,” “Waterloo Sunset” and “Lola.”The cast will also include Niamh Bracken, Christopher Brandon, Jason Baughan, Harriet Bunton, Alice Cardy, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Jay Marsh, Megan Leigh Mason, Stephen Pallister, Charlie Tighe and Gabriel Vick.last_img read more