RAY DAVIES – CD SIGNING Thursday 18 December 2014, 4.00pm at Harold Pinter Theatre, London SW1
Signing CD copies of Sunny Afternoon, Lola vs the Powerman Deluxe edition and the new Kinks box Set ‘The Anthology 1964-1971’
Ray Davies of The Kinks will be signing CD copies of the official cast recording album of Sunny Afternoon, Lola vs the Powerman new deluxe edition and the new Kinks five-CD box set ‘The Anthology 1964-1971’, at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London, from 4.00pm – 5.15pm on 11 December 2014.
Please enter via the main doors to the theatre on Panton Street. Those wanting to attend are advised that the signing must finish at 5.15pm prompt, and those arriving after 4.45pm may not be allowed to queue. Copies of the CDs will be available to buy at the theatre. Ray will only be signing these three items and no other memorabilia.
With music and lyrics by Ray Davies, a new book by Joe Penhall and direction by Edward Hall, Sunny Afternoon depicts the rise to stardom of The Kinks. Set against the back-drop 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.
The official Sunny Afternoon cast recording album, produced by Ray Davies at his Konk studios, is released on BMG Chrysalis and is available to buy at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunny-Afternoon-The-Kinks/dp/B00NH8O7LU.
All 29 tracks on the Sunny Afternoon album are performed entirely by members of the company, with John Dagleish as Ray Davies, George Maguire as Dave Davies, Ned Derrington as Pete Quaife and Adam Sopp as Mick Avory. It was produced by Ray Davies at Konk Studios in London. All songs are written by Ray Davies, with arrangements based on Kinks originals.
Following a sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre, Sunny Afternoon, with music and lyrics by Ray Davies, new book by Joe Penhall, original story by Ray Davies, direction by Edward Hall, design by Miriam Buether and choreography by Adam Cooper, opened in the West End on 28 October. Lighting is by Rick Fisher, sound by Matt McKenzie and the Musical Supervisor and Musical Director is Elliott Ware.
Featuring some of The Kinks’ best-loved songs, including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola, Sunny Afternoon marks the 50th Anniversary year of the band’s debut release.
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 back-drop 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.
John Dagleish plays Ray Davies, George Maguire plays Dave Davies, Ned Derrington plays Pete Quaife and Adam Sopp plays Mick Avory – The Kinks.
The cast also includes: Carly Anderson, Philip Bird, Ashley Campbell, Ben Caplan, Lillie Flynn, Emily Goodenough, Elizabeth Hill, Vince Leigh, Amy Ross, Dominic Tighe and Tam Williams.
Harold Pinter Theatre
Booking From: 4th October 2014
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm