Kinks Musical Cancelled

'Come Dancing' axed

A new musical that featured The Kinks singer Ray Davies has been cancelled.

More than a decade after their split, British group The Kinks are back in the news. The legendary group are famed for their unique songwriting style as well as their difficult personal relationships, with brothers Ray and Dave Davies frequently arguing.

However it seems that the two could have patched things up. In a recent interview Ray Davies stated his intention for re-form the band, with new material apparently in the offing.

In addition to this acclaimed director Julien Temple has confirmed plans to craft a film about the band. The Kinks’ career spans over thirty years and moved from garage rock to Britpop. In the past Temple has directed such award winning films as ‘The Filth And The Fury’ – telling the story of The Sex Pistols.

Now a new musical featuring Ray Davies has been cancelled. ‘Come Dancing’ opened 2008 to warm reviews and box office success. A new run was confirmed for 2010 with director Bill Kenwright returning to the helm.

However in a new statement it was confirmed that the musical will not now go ahead. “Ray (Davies) is extremely disappointed that the 2010 ‘Come Dancing’ tour will not be happening,” a spokesperson for Davies’ studio Konk wrote.

“(He) will be issuing a statement in due course.”

No explanation has been given for the cancellation, although theatres are giving refunds to those who bought tickets in advance.

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