Mod hits galore as phenomenal rock ’n’ roll show comes to Crawley

All or Nothing. Picture by Phil Weedon
All or Nothing. Picture by Phil Weedon

All or Nothing, the musical that has been a sell-out sensation in London, is heading to The Hawth as part of its UK-wide tour

The show comes to the Crawley venue from Monday to Wednesday, June 6-8 (7.30pm).

Dami Olukoya and Mark Newham. Picture by Phil Weedon

Dami Olukoya and Mark Newham. Picture by Phil Weedon

Confirmed casting includes Carol Harrison as Kay Marriott.

The show, which extended its London run at The Vaults Theatre because of phenomenal public demand, opened to critical acclaim and nightly standing ovations on March 31.

Written by the award-winning actress Carol Harrison, and directed by BAFTA winner Tony McHale, 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, passion and talent. They became The Small Faces and were rocketed into the big time, only to discover the path to success is paved with exploitation and betrayal.

All or Nothing celebrates the unique sound of this iconic band. The musical 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’.

The Small Faces left a musical legacy that lives on.

They inspired a whole new generation of stars including Paul Weller and The Jam, Oasis, Blur, The Verve, Ocean Colour Scene and The Arctic Monkeys.

In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded on to the dingy British streets, which was hailed as the essence of 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’ and The Small Faces encapsulated all that is Mod, a unique blend of taste and testosterone, neat, clothes obsessed, and streetwise.

Carol Harrison, who also stars, 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.

All or Nothing is directed by BAFTA winner Tony McHale, a writer and director for television, with hundreds of hours of screen credits to his name. These include Murphy’s Law, Silent Witness and Boon as well as his own TV thriller, Resort to Murder. He co-created the BBC hospital drama Holby City and was, until recently, the programme’s executive producer.

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 cost £25 (discounts £20, groups of 10 or more £17.50). Call 01293 553636 or visit www.hawth.co.uk.

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