18th September 2017
Written and directed by the award-winning actress Carol Harrison, All or Nothing: The Mod Musical tells the electrifying yet bittersweet tale of Kenney Jones, Ian McLagan, Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott; four charismatic young kids from East London with humour, attitude, passion and above all talent. They became The Small Faces and were rocketed into the big time, only to discover the path to fantastic success is paved with exploitation, betrayal and ultimately tragedy.
In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded on to the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. Mods stuck two fingers up at the class-ridden society and its dull redundant culture. They were working-class free spirits who rode sexy streamlined Italian Vespas or Lambrettas. The sharpest Mod of all was known as a ‘face’. The Small Faces encapsulated all that is Mod, a unique blend of taste and testosterone, neat, clothes obsessed, and streetwise. But these cult sophisticates shared another passion, their dedication to ‘Rhythm and Blues.’
All or Nothing celebrates the unique sound of the iconic Mod band. Played live, the musical is packed full of all the timeless hits, including the brilliant Whatcha Gonna Do About It, Tin Soldier, Lazy Sunday, Here Comes the Nice, Itchycoo Park and of course All or Nothing.
The Sunday Express calls it 'A smile-inducing night of Mod nostalgia' with The Daily Mail’s Richard Littlejohn adding, 'There are some great gags, the music is marvellous' and the Daily Telegraph agreeing that 'All or Nothing delivers the goods. At once cheeky and reverential'. 'Wow! Just wow! This incredible musical takes your breath away... Harrison directs it beautifully' said The Daily Record.
See the band and listen to the music that influenced a generation of musicians from Paul Weller and The Jam to Oasis, Blur, The Verve and The Arctic Monkeys, not to mention millions of fans.
Tickets: £23.50 / £21.50 Conc