All Or Nothing – The Mod Musical, which has been playing to packed houses during its UK Tour, is transferring to the West End for a limited run at the Arts Theatre.
The musical, based on the story of The Small Faces, opens next February and follows the show’s third critically acclaimed, sell-out tour (read Stage Review’s four star verdict of their Wycombe Swan show HERE)
They have also released a 29-track cast recording, as well as a limited edition 15-track blue vinyl LP from venues hosting the show on the current tour and, when it is playing there, from the Arts Theatre.
Written and directed by the award-winning actress Carol Harrison, All Or Nothing is the story of 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 success is paved with exploitation, betrayal and, ultimately, tragedy.
The cast at the Arts Theatre will be led by Carol Harrison as Kay Marriott and Chris Simmons as the older Steve Marriott. Further casting is to be announced.
The musical celebrates the unique sound of this iconic Mod band, with all the Small Faces’ hits, including Whatcha Gonna Do About It, Tin Soldier, Lazy Sunday, Here Comes the Nice, Itchycoo Park and, of course, All or Nothing.
Carol Harrison said of the West End transfer: “I am honoured that All Or Nothing has been embraced by so many wonderful audiences who have laughed, danced, wept and sang with us across the length and breadth of the country.
“Watch out, ‘cos the Mods are coming ……Or maybe we just never went away!”
Carol Harrison is probably best known for her role as Louise Raymond in EastEnders. Other television roles include seven years as Gloria in Brushstrokes, Loretta opposite Ray Winstone in Get Back, and Dorothy in two series of London’s Burning.
Chris Simmons played DC Mickey Webb for over twelve years in the long running ITV series The Bill. He has also appeared in EastEnders as Mark Garland 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 and creative consultant.
All Or Nothing – The Mod Musical plays at the Arts Theatre LDN from February 6 – March 11, 2018.
The 2017 tour ends next week. The show plays the Waterfront Theatre, Belfast (Oct 17-19) and Helix Theatre, Dublin (Oct 20-21).