- June 26, 2017
The music of The Small Faces comes to life in the telling of the band’s story in a fantastic show
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, the Mod musical, features the music of The Small Faces and visits Brighton as part of a national tour. The show opened to critical acclaim and nightly standing ovations at the Vaults Theatre in London in March 2016 and will visit its spiritual home at Theatre Royal Brighton for one week only from Monday 10th – Saturday 15th July.
Define a whole genre of music and fashion shaping Mod culture
Written by the award winning actress Carol Harrison, All Or Nothing 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.
Chris Simmons, who takes on the role of the band’s troubled lead singer Steve Marriott says: “The Small Faces certainly packed a musical punch helping to give a generation of young people a voice and encouraging them to rebel against the stuffier side of Sixties society. They also helped create and define a whole genre of music and fashion shaping Mod culture.”
All or Nothing 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. So scoot down to Theatre Royal Brighton for a show which is sure to recapture memories for some and create lots of new ones for others.
Mon 10 – Sat 15 July
Sat mat 2.30pm
0844 871 7650*
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