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Kinks star to pen London musical

Ray Davies
Davies and the Kinks were known for hits such as Lola and Waterloo Sunset

A musical written by Ray Davies, one of the stars of pop group The Kinks, is to be staged at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in east London.

The production will be named Come Dancing, after a song which was a hit for the band 25 years ago.

The show will open on 13 September and is scheduled to run for six weeks, a spokesman for the venue confirmed.

However, it has not yet been decided whether Davies will appear in the show, he added.

The musical, set in the 1950s around the Ilford Palais ballroom, will include over 20 songs by Davies.

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