Favourite performances of 2016

It almost goes without saying that over my nearly three hundred shows this year there have been some incredible performances on display – from actors I’ve seen in other productions, as well as my fair share of newbies. None fresher than new RADA graduates in their production of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera. Obviously you […]

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Waiting For Waiting For Godot

Brought to the UK by Libby Brodie Productions (with directorial work from Mischief Theatre collaborators Mark Bell & Nancy Zamit), St James Studio is currently playing host to original play, Waiting For Waiting For Godot. It follows two understudies, Ester & Val, who are waiting in the wings to get their chance to go on […]

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Meet Ryan O’Donnell

Last month, @SunnyAftFans named alternate Ray Davies (Ryan O’Donnell) as Understudy of the Month. Since that announcement, we’ve learnt that he will be taking on the leading role in Sunny Afternoon’s forthcoming UK tour! This weekend he also led the first full ‘Cover Kinks‘ matinée performance at the Harold Pinter. So, as is now customary […]

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The show must go on: Cover Kinks

Sunny history was made yesterday when, for the first time, an entire cover band of Kinks assembled for a matinée performance! Thanks to the World Cup 66 Live event clashing with a scheduled show, rather than cancel or postpone the decision was taken that the show must go on – and why not? Our brilliant […]

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The show must go on: part 5

I had thought that this particular series of blog posts had come to an end, with parts 1, 2, 3 & 4… But then good fortune intervened and our lovely honorary Team B member Alice Cardy finally got her chance to be Rasa! You know what I’m like when it comes to understudies, especially our […]

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End of Team B week

So, this has been Team B week! Though for we Afternooners, pretty much every week is Team B week. Did I mention before that we love them? If you’ve been following all of our platforms, I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting our heroes and learning more about them. If you’ve only just seen this now… Well, […]

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Meet Team B: Vicki Manser

It’s impossible not to love Vicki. She joined the show last April as cover for every single female role – even Mrs Davies! It took a little while for any of us to get the chance to see her onstage (we had a terrible knack of being otherwise engaged when she happened to be thrown […]

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Meet Team B: Ryan O’Donnell

Guest writer: @Helzbels Team B Roulette is my personal term for the occasions on which the Sunny Afternoon stage is graced by a seemingly random selection of the show’s enormously talented and versatile understudies. Very occasionally, a freak combination of cast holidays and illness can mean that the understudies get to perform in roles which […]

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