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Old 02-11-2017, 06:23 PM
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Has anyone ever adapted "Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society" as a Stage Show?

Has there ever been a West End adaptation of any of Ray Davies' concept albums like "Arthur" or "Village Green Preservation Society"?

They seem like naturals, but I'm unaware of any attempts to put those albums on stage.
Old 02-11-2017, 07:11 PM
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Well there is this:
Old 02-11-2017, 07:57 PM
astorian astorian is offline
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Right, but that looks like a standard jukebox musical, not a musical built around a concept album.
Old 02-12-2017, 11:50 AM
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The Kinks themselves did -- not with Arthur or Village Green, but Ray, with the band as his hostages to fortune, went through a stage-show phase in the early through to mid-70s, with stuff such as the Preservation trilogy. (A character from Village Green shows up in Preservation).

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Old 02-13-2017, 02:21 AM
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I came in to say that Arthur had been produced for television... but I checked Wikipedia first and I see that it was planned as a television production but the production was cancelled.


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