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Sunny Afternoon

Sixties Smash Hit Musical Swings Into Cardiff


The Wales Millennium Centre has kicked off 2017 with the Olivier Award winning musical Sunny Afternoon. Rarely do you see a whole theatre on their feet dancing and singing, so it was pure joy to see this smash hit receive a thunderous standing ovation it so rightly deserves.
The show tells the story of sixties rock stars The Kinks and follows their rise to stardom and captures the highs and lows of fame as they become worldwide hits. Ryan O'Donnell and Mark Newnham give outstanding performances as brothers Ray and Dave Davies capturing the fiery relationship between the famous siblings perfectly.
With actor Ryan O'Donnell 

Songs such as Lola, Waterloo Sunset, You Really Got Me are all perfectly woven into the show but absolute highlight was the most beautiful rendition of Days, it will send a shiver down your back and a tear to your eye.
Its more than just a musical show it's an opportunity to be transported back to the swinging sixties and experience the phenomenal Kinks once again or if like me you wasn't born you'll get an insight into the rise of probably one of the greatest most influential rock groups of a generation.
Sunny Afternoon is at The Wales Millennium Centre until 21st January. 

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