The production will have choreography by Adam Cooper, scenic design by Miriam Buether, lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Matt McKenzie and musical direction by Elliott Ware. The 1960s band that rocked a nation is now going to be rocking the West End. As expected, Sunny Afternoon, the bio-musical about The Kinks, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre after an acclaimed run at the Hampstead Theatre. Directed by Edward Hall, with music and lyrics by Ray Davies and a book by Joe Penhall, Sunny Afternoon will begin previews on October 4. Press night is set for October 28. View Comments The show is set against the back-drop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s. 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 Carly Anderson, Philip Bird, Ben Caplan, Lillie Flynn, Emily Goodenough, Vince Leigh, Amy Ross, Dominic Tighe and Tam Williams. Further casting will be announced later. The principal cast members will reprise their roles in the West End incarnation. John Dagleish will play Ray Davies, with George Maguire as Dave Davies, Ned Derrington as Pete Quaife and Adam Sopp as Mick Avory—The Kinks.
Other Sports ‘Working hard and winning many more medals’ – PV Sindhu’s mantra for 2020 Tokyo Olympics success
For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India’s first badminton world champion PV Sindhu was welcomed exuberantly on her return to the country and promised to work harder to clinch more medals. The Olympic silver-medallist, who out-played Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 21-7 in a lop-sided final of the big event in Basel, Switzerland on Sunday, was mobbed at the airport after she touched down with national coach Pullela Gopichand by her side on Monday in New Delhi. Despite the hectic schedule she has endured, the 24-year-old had a smile on her face as she acknowledged supporters and the media at the airport. “I am really happy, I am very proud of my country. It’s a much-awaited win and I am very happy about it,” she said in response to questions that were thrown at her almost at the same time. The Hyderabadi has had little time to reflect since her historic triumph. She has had a breakfast meeting with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and is set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the day. “I will work more hard and win many more medals,” she said on questions about the plans from now given that the Olympics is less than a year away. Sindhu was also asked about the moment she got emotional after the medal distribution ceremony. The five-time world medallist had tears in her eyes when the national anthem played.She had claimed silvers in the past two editions, besides a couple of bronze medals earlier. “I had tears and there were a lot of emotions, it was a great moment for me. Thanks to all my fans for your blessings, your blessings have brought me here,” she said. “I would like to thank my coaches Gopi sir and Kim (Ji Hyun). They have put in a lot of effort and done a few changes in my game,” she added. Kim Ji Hyun, a former international from South Korea, joined the coaching staff earlier this year on Gopichand’s recommendation. highlights Kim Ji Hyun, a former international from South Korea, joined PV Sindhu’s coaching staff.PV Sindhu became first Indian to win a gold medal in World Badminton Championship.PV Sindhu had clinched a couple of bronze and silver medals in the tournament.