SIXTIES hit makers The Kinks are the subject of an award-winning musical coming to Bradford Alhambra this month.
Sunny Afternoon, staged from February 28 to March 4, uses the music and lyrics of Kinks leader Ray Davies.
The show is described as the captivating and moving tale of how one of Britain’s greatest bands rose to stardom during a time of youthful rebellion.
Audiences will be invited to step into the Britain of the swinging 60s to discover how The Kinks found the definitive sound that rocked a nation, and influenced generations.
The show features iconic hits like You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset, Dedicated Follower Of Fashion, All Day And All Of The Night, Lola and the title track Sunny Afternoon.
The Times described Sunny Afternoon as a production fizzing with energy and a fresh new “Great British Musical” to make people’s spirits soar.
Sunny Afternoon is just one of a series of musicals and high-profile shows featuring as part of the Bradford Theatres winter and spring season.
Sister Act, Beautiful and The Full Monty are also among the shows lighting up the Alhambra stage, following on from recent successes like Billy Elliot, Wicked and Mary Poppins.
The programme also includes Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Joe McElderry, and a new stage adaptation of Meera Syal’s coming-of-age novel Anita And Me.
Across the Bradford Theatres venues, which also include the Alhambra Studio in Bradford and King’s Hall in Ilkley, there are laughs a-plenty with comics Omid Djalili, Miles Jupp, Rob Beckett, John Shuttleworth and Ruby Wax.
The Red Shoes is the new dance show from Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures.
Visit bradford-theatres.co.uk or call 01274 432000 to book tickets.