THE SOUNDS of the sixties will hit Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre stage next week.
All or Nothing, telling the story of The Small Faces, stops off as part of a UK tour from Thursday May 4 to Saturday May 6.
The musical, written by actress Carol Harrison, tells the electrifying yet bittersweet tale of Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan – four charismatic young kids from East London, who possessed 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.
Carol said: “Audiences have embraced the chance to enjoy a bit of mod nostalgia and the critics have all acknowledged the vivid underground vibe on stage as we bring the 60s scene into sharp focus.
“Our live band and cast tell the story of the rise and fall of the band, a journey as 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.”
Carol, known to millions as Louise Raymond in EastEnders, will also step onto the Belgrade stage to play Kay Marriott, alongside
Chris Simmons as Steve Marriott, Stanton Wright as Ronnie Lane, Stefan Edwards as Kenney Jones, and Josh Maddison as Ian McLagan.
Carol, who has also played Gloria in the series Brushstrokes, and opposite Ray Winstone as Loretta in the comedy series Get Back, will not be appearing in Saturday night’s show at the Belgrade.
This is the second UK tour for the mod musical since it opened at the Vaults Theatre in London in March last year to critical acclaim.
Visit www.belgrade.co.uk for tickets and further details.