Recipient of four major awards at last year's prestigious Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies, Sunny Afternoon is now exciting audiences on a UK tour, which visits Southampton next week.

Telling the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the phenomenal rise to stardom of The Kinks, it features some of the band's best loved songs including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola.

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 exhilarating production explores the euphoric highs and agonising lows of one of the UK's most iconic bands and the irresistible music that influenced generations.

Following a sell-out run at Hampstead Theatre, Sunny Afternoon opened to critical acclaim at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End just over two years ago and is now impressing audiences and critics alike on tour.

See it at Mayflower Theatre from Tuesday to Saturday.

Tickets: 023 8071 1811 or