ALL OR NOTHING
The hairstyles, smart suits, Vespas, Lambrettas and music of the ‘Mods’ will be taking over Buxton Opera House next month as part of a brand new musical All or Nothing, which charts the rise and fall of the Small Faces.
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.
All or Nothing ‘The Mod’ Musical is celebrated for its gritty realism, transporting audiences back to the swinging sixties. Buxton is part of the national tour which includes a selection of hand-picked theatres up and down the country; the show is currently playing underground London’s Waterloo Station at The Vaults Theatre.
Written by the award-winning actress Carol Harrison (Louise Raymond in EastEnders) 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, 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 show celebrates the unique sound of the iconic Mod band and 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.
All or Nothing The Mod Musical takes place at Buxton Opera House from Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 October at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced from £24 to £27 and discounts are available. To buy tickets call the Box Office on 01298 72190 or visit ww.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk