Now playing in its true home in London, All Or Nothing – The Mod Musical tells the story of iconic mod band Small Faces, four charismatic cockney kids who became a 1960s cultural phenomenon.
Having already won critical acclaim at the Arts Theatre, All Or Nothing makes the switch to the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre this Spring for a further eagerly anticipated limited season. The show follows four East London locals 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 success is paved with exploitation, betrayal and, ultimately, tragedy.
In 1965, a new phenomenon erupted out of London’s East End. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. All Or Nothing follows the rise and demise of the Small Faces, the band who encapsulated all that was Mod – a unique blend of taste and testosterone, clothes-obsessed and street-wise – but most of all, a dedication to rhythm ‘n’ blues.
The musical celebrates the unique sound of this iconic Mod band, with all the Small Faces’ hits, including Whatcha Gonna Do About It, Tin Soldier, Lazy Sunday, Itchycoo Park and, of course, All Or Nothing.
Written, directed by, and starring, the award-winning actress Carol Harrison (perhaps best known for her portrayal of Louise Raymond in EastEnders), All Or Nothing is endorsed and supported by many of those who feature in its story, including singer P.P. Arnold and Steve Marriott’s daughter, Mollie Marriott, who is the show’s vocal coach and creative consultant.
The cast will be led by Harrison as Kay Marriott, Chris Simmons as Steve Marriott, and Samuel Pope as Young Steve Marriott; the majority of the original London cast, including all of the actors portraying the Small Faces, return to their roles.
West End audiences should watch out, cos the Mods are coming… or maybe they just never went away!
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