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Following three sell-out tours and a successful West End run, the ALL OR NOTHING musical team return to The Arts with THE ALL OR NOTHING EXPERIENCE LIVE concert show.ALL OR NOTHING EXPERIENCE, by Carol Harrison, is a classic rock and roll story of the Small Faces, four charismatic young kids from East London. In 1965, a new phenomenon erupted out of London’s East End. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. ALL OR NOTHING EXPERIENCE follows the rise and demise of the Small Faces, the band who encapsulated all that was Mod – a unique blend of taste and testosterone, clothes-obsessed and street-wise – but most of all, a dedication to rhythm ‘n’ blues. The ALL OR NOTHING EXPERIENCE LIVE show, celebrates the unique sound of this iconic Mod band, including hits Whatcha Gonna Do About It, Tin Soldier, Lazy Sunday, Itchycoo Park and All or Nothing, as well as offering an extended set of soulful sounds from the 60s. With special guests
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (50%)
Having seen this show before at The Vaults, it was good to return to see it in a Theatre. The actor that plays Young Steve is brilliant both vocally and in character portrayal. This is a strong cast and the show has certainly grown well since its earlier version. Unfortunately Carole Harrison was absent and her understudy whilst putting on a very worthy performance, was too young to be the lead characters Mum, and lacked the edge that Carole brings to that role. All said very worthy of another visit in the future.
Reviewed on 24 February 2018 by Keith, Minster-on Sea, Sheerness, United Kingdom
If you're a fan of the Small Faces or indeed have an interest in the 60's and early 70's this is a must see. Great music played by accomplished musicians and actors, a cool set, good dialogue and a truly entertaining performance. But I was a little disappointed, as anyone who knows the mod scene knows the key to the movement was attention to detail and I found this lacking, both with the costumes and the hair styling, the early scenes just didn't work for me. However the music was superb and the Arts Theatre is intimate enough to really make you feel part of the show. Definitely worth a visit, especially the price, I paid £15 for a Matinee ticket!
Reviewed on 23 February 2018 by Mark, London, United Kingdom