Whatcha Gonna Do About the Small Faces musical, All or Nothing, coming to theatres
PUBLISHED: 11:25 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:25 03 May 2017
The musical was written by Carol Harrison, best known for playing Louise Raymond in EastEnders
All Or Nothing, the musical based on rock band Small Faces, is touring the UK and coming to Dartford and Bromley.
The musical celebrates the sound of the mod band. All or Nothing is packed full of hits, including Whatcha Gonna Do About It, Tin Soldier, Lazy Sunday, Here Comes the Nice, Itchycoo Park and, of course, All or Nothing.
In 1964, a phenomenon exploded on to British streets. It was mod - a shortened term of modernists, which became a subculture of 1960s society. 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 music.
Carol Harrison will play Kay Marriott, 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.
Carol 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.”
Carol is probably best known as Louise Raymond in Eastenders. For seven years she played Gloria in the series Brushstrokes, and also starred opposite Ray Winstone as Loretta in the comedy series Get Back.
Chris Simmons is probably best known for playing the role of DC Mickey Webb for over twelve years in the long running ITV series The Bill. He has also appeared in EastEnders as Mark Garland, a love interest for Kat Moon.
Russell Floyd played market inspector Michael Rose in EastEnders from 1996 to 1999, and subsequently played DC Ken Drummond in the ITV police drama, The Bill, from 2002 to 2005.
The show will be at Dartford’s Orchard Theatre from June 19-21, and at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre from June 30 to July 2.
To book tickets visit orchardtheatre.co.uk or churchilltheatre.co.uk