Small Faces musical ALL OR NOTHING in Glasgow this April
ALL OR NOTHING, the new Small Faces musical sensation, is to rock out at Theatre Royal, Glasgow as part of its second major UK tour.
The show opened to critical acclaim and nightly standing ovations at the Vaults Theatre in London in March 2016. It extended its sold-out run before embarking on its first tour, opening at The Hawth Crawley and playing through to November at venues including the Manchester Opera House, Theatre Royal Norwich and the Rose Theatre Kingston. The production’s final performance took place at the Forum Theatre in Billingham.
The second UK tour will kick off in Chelmsford at the Civic Theatre on 29 March 2017 with a stop at Theatre Royal, Glasgow on Tuesday April 11 for five days.
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.
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. 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.
Carol Harrison will play Kay Marriott at certain performances with Stefan Edwards as Kenney Jones, Russell Floyd as Don Arden, Josh Maddison as Ian McLagan, Joseph Peters as Jimmy Winston, Samuel Pope as Young Steve Marriott, Chris Simmons as Steve Marriott and Stanton Wright as Ronnie Lane. The cast also includes Daniel Beales, Sophia Behn, Melissa Brown-Taylor, Daisy Darvill, Fran Dearlove, Katie Faye, Alexander Gold, Danielle Johnson and Martin Teall.
Carol Harrison said “It’s a real honour to be able to bring the extraordinary world of The Small Faces back to the fans and to a brand new audience, young and old. Audiences have embraced the chance to enjoy a bit of mod nostalgia and the critics have all acknowledged the vivid underground vibe on stage as we bring the 60s scene into sharp focus. Our live band and cast tell the story of the rise and fall of the band, a journey as colourful as their sound, and get to showcase an amazing catalogue of music - hard edged R&B. This is music which 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. We’ve found an amazingly loyal fan base and are thrilled to be bringing the show back across England, into Wales and into Scotland for the first time. Book now– it’s truly an experience of a lifetime!"
To find out more about the show visit www.allornothingthemusical.com
All or Nothing
Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Tuesday 11-Saturday 15 April
Tues-Sat evenings, 7.30pm
Saturday matinee, 2.30pm
Box office: 0844 871 7647* calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge