Musical relives the highs and lows of The Small Faces
Smash-hit musical All Or Nothing, which is based on iconic 60s band The Small Faces, is touring to Derbyshire.
The production received critical acclaim and standing ovations during its early performances and went on to enjoy a sell-out run in London.
All Or Nothing has been written by award-winner Carol Harrison, best known for her role as Louise Raymond in EastEnders and Gloria in Brushstrokes. Her latest TV movie Martha, Jac a Sianco for SC4 won six BAFTA awards.
The production is directed by BAFTA winner Tony McHale whose television credits include Murphy’s Law, Waking the Dead, Silent Witness and EastEnders.
The musical tells the story of the electrifying yet bittersweet tale of Kenney Jones, IanMcLagan, 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.
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 are woven into the story.
The Small Faces journey in the music business is as vivid and colourful as their sound. And theirs is a legacy which lives on – raw and soulful music which inspired a whole new generation of stars including Paul Weller and The Jam, Oasis and The ArcticMonkeys.
All or Nothing runs at Chesterfield’s Winding Wheel from June 16 to 18 and at Buxton Opera House from October 3 to 5.