Smash Hit UK Musical Theatre Sensation
Written & Starring Award-Winning Actress Carol Harrison, Also Featuring Chris Simmons
Storyhouse from 27 September –30 September 2017
ALL OR NOTHING, the Small Faces musical theatre sensation, will play at Storyhouse in Chester from Wednesday 27 September to Saturday 30 September as part of its third major tour.
The show, which opened to critical acclaim at the Vaults Theatre in London in March 2016, has been a smash hit on tour receiving nightly standing ovations.
Written and directed 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.
Joining the show for the Autumn tour are Alexander Gold as Ian McLagan and Martin Teall as Jimmy Winston.
Carol Harrison plays Kay Marriott, at certain performances, with Stefan Edwards as Kenney Jones, Russell Floyd as Don Arden, 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, Alfie Harrison-Foreman, Danielle Johnson, and David Shute.
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.” While the Daily Telegraph agrees, saying “All or Nothing delivers the goods. At once cheeky and reverential”. The Daily Record added: “Wow! Just wow! This incredible musical takes your breath away...Harrison directs it beautifully.”
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.
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’.
Carol Harrison explained: “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. Our live band and cast tell the story of the rise and fall of the band, a journey as vivid and 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. Book – it’s truly a concert of a lifetime!”
Carol Harrison is an award-winning actress and writer, well known for her theatre and TV work. Carol is probably best known as the exciting, fiery and passionate Louise Raymond in EastEnders. The storyline between her and son-in-law Grant Mitchell gripped the nation, and it was for this storyline that EastEnders won the BAFTA for Best Soap for the first time. For seven years she played the incorrigible Gloria in the popular series Brushstrokes, and also starred opposite Ray Winstone as sassy Loretta in the comedy series Get Back. She also starred as Dorothy in two series of London's Burning. Her latest TV movie Martha, Jac a Sianco for S4C won six BAFTA awards.
Chris Simmons is probably best known for playing the role of DC Mickey Webb for more than 12 years in the long running ITV series The Bill. He has also appeared in EastEnders as Mark Garland, a love interest for Kat Moon, and in the Tracy Beaker spin-off CBBC show, The Dumping Ground.
The show 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.
Tickets range from £16.50 to £26.50. Storyhouse has a dynamic pricing policy on the majority of shows, ensuring the earlier you book your tickets, guarantees the best seats at the lowest price.
“Funny, fiery and brave…you’ll have a rocking night out” – The Daily Star Sunday
“Entertainingly written…full of energy” – The Mail On Sunday
“The group capture that unmistakable mix of anger and arrogance
that defined the Mod sound” – The Stage
“If you’re looking for a fun night out and some good old British Pop culture,
get your tickets!” – West End Wilma
“Truly memorable” – Camden New Journal
“Exuberant, celebratory and enormous fun” – UDiscoverMusic.com
“It stands proud above the others (despite the band’s diminutive stature)”
ALL OR NOTHING
Wednesday 27 September at 7.30pm
Thursday 28 September at 7.30pm
Friday 29 September at 7.30pm
Saturday 30 September at 2.30pm
Saturday 30 September at 7.30pm
Tickets: £16.50 to £26.50 (Dynamic Pricing: Book early to guarantee cheapest and best seats)
HOW TO BOOK
Online: Visit www.storyhouse.com
By Phone: Call 01244 409 113
In person: Visit the Ticket Kiosks At Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR
Visit Chester Visitor Information Centre.