The Kinks have detailed their upcoming The Moneygoround: A One Man Show For One Night Only livestream event, scheduled to premiere on the English rock band’s YouTube page on January 29th at 3 p.m. ET.
The show will look to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band’s Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One concept album originally released in November 1970. The 45-minute one-man play starring actor Ben Norris as the lead role was co-written by The Kinks co-founder (and recently-appointed Knight) Ray Davies alongside English dramatist Paul Sirett.
In addition to Norris’ filmed performance, The Moneyground will also weave in a mix of archival footage, lyric videos for “Any Time 2020” and “Lola”, and an unboxing video for the anniversary edition of the album which was reissued on special multi-formats last month.
“‘The Moneygoround’ is a one-man show documenting a character facing the challenging circumstances of making an album under extreme pressure,” Davies said in a statement about his forthcoming virtual production. “This play, similar to a psychodrama, follows the ups and downs of the character as he plays out events in his life. He confronts the dark forces surrounding him after falling into an emotional and financial ‘hole’ […] eventually he is saved by a song after confiding in his friend, Lola.”
Watch the official trailer for the show below.
The Moneygoround: A One Man Show For One Night Only [Trailer]
[H/T Rolling Stone]