Fundraising For Brightona – Tuesday 11th July
The smash hit uk musical theatre sensation written by & starring Brighton resident Carol Harrison returns home to Brighton for one week only at the Theatre Royal from Monday 10th – Saturday 15 July.
Each day will host a an evening performance and represent a different charity. Carol Harrison has selected Brightona, as it holds a special place in Carol’s heart, as her chosen charity on Tuesday 11th July. Bucket collectors will be present and a speaker on behalf of Brightona will be invited onto the stage at the end of the show, to give a talk about the great work Brightona does. So don’t miss out on a great night and helping to raise money for Brightona.
Now in its second year of touring to sell out audiences, 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.
The Sunday Express called the show, “A smile-inducing night of Mod nostalgia” with The Daily Mail’s Richard Littlejohn adding, “There are some great gags, the music is marvellous” and the Daily Telegraph agreeing that “All Or Nothing delivers the goods. At once cheeky and reverential”. “Wow! Just wow! This incredible musical takes your breath away … Harrison directs it beautifully” said The Daily Record.
ALL OR NOTHING celebrates the unique sound of the iconic Mod band, the Small Faces. 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 shares 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’.