Mods Musical Comes To Eastbourne

Monday 29th August 2016

eastbourne buzz news - All Or Nothing
 

The Congress Theatre is proud to present the acclaimed musical about the life and music of godfathers of Mod The Small Faces, All or Nothing comes to Eastbourne for a strictly limited run from Monday 5 to Wednesday 7 September.

Written by Carol Harrison (who is well known from her long-running role in EastEnders) this new musical recounts the rise and subsequent fall of the iconic 1960’s band that were known as the London Beatles and who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Featuring the music of the Small Faces, including an arsenal of brilliant hits Whatcha Gonna Do About It, All Or Nothing, Tin Soldier, Lazy Sunday, Here Comes The Nice and of course the seminal Itchycoo Park.

The Small Faces were an East End band who burst onto the music scene during the 1960’s bringing the new sound of American R&B but with a twist. They were around for only four years but they encapsulated an essence of that time which went onto inspire new generations of bands and music genres, Britpop simply wouldn’t have existed without them.

In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded onto 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 Small Faces encapsulated all that is Mod, a unique blend of taste and testosterone, clothes obsessed and street-wise. But these cult sophisticates shared another passion, their dedication to Rhythm ‘n’ Blues. This new ‘Mod’ Musical is a trans-generational musical experience celebrating the unique sound of THE iconic Mod band.

All or Nothing is at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne for a strictly limited run from Monday 5 to Wednesday 7 September, nightly performances 7.30pm, tickets from £16 - £26, to book or for more information call the box office on 01323 412000 or online.

 

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