Ray Davies
Ray Davies
The Kinks' Ray Davies will lead the company for the world premiere of his self-penned musical Come Dancing, which will run September 13-October 25 at London's Theatre Royal Stratford East.

The show will be directed by Kerry Michael, designed by Harriet Barsby and Jenny Tiramani, with musical direction by Robert Hyman, choreography by Omar Okai, and lighting by Jo Joelson. It features new music and lyrics by Davies, who has also conceived the story and co-written the book with Paul Sirett, with additional material by Terry Johnson.

Based on the 1983 song of the same name, the musical is set in the 1950s and is loosely based on Davies' own childhood when he watched his sisters go out with their latest boyfriends to dances on a Saturday night.

Davies will be joined on stage by Alasdair Harvey, Anthony Flaum, Bradley Clarkson, Delroy Atkinson, Gemma Salter, Katey Munroe, Katherine James, Marcus Ellard, Martin George, Samantha Hughes, Stephen Lloyd, and Wendy Mae Brown.

For more information, visit www.whatsonstage.com.