Ray Davies set to star in own musical

by Modculture 30 July, 2008

Former Kinks frontman Ray Davies has written a musical about growing up in post-war London.Ray_davies_2

Davies composed 20 new songs for the production, which he is also set to narrate when it hits the stage later this year. Come Dancing focuses on the vibrant London ballroom scene of the 1950s. As a youth, Davies said he used to watch his sisters go to the capital’s ballrooms and dances every Saturday night. He would later write The Kinks song ‘Come Dancing’ about his eldest sister Rosie. Davies has been planning the musical for almost a decade. The musical is directed by Kerry Michael, who recently took the helm of the theatre production of The Harder They Come.

Come Dancing opens at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in London on September 13. See here for more information.