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 new musical explores the euphoric highs and agonising lows of one of Britain’s most iconic bands and the irresistible music that influenced generations.
This world premiere production has music, lyrics and original story by Ray Davies, and features some of The Kinks’ best-loved songs, including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola, Sunny Afternoon.
Telling the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, it was created to mark the 50th Anniversary year of the band’s debut release, and transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre after a sold-out run at the Hampstead Theatre.
Closes October 29, 2016.
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“Devoted Kinks fans will bask in the show’s warmth and energy. ”