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A Christmas Carol: The Musical – Royal Court, Liverpool

Music: Alan Menkin Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens Book: Mike Ockrent & Lynn Ahrens Director: Karen: Partington Reviewer: Alisha McCracken A Christmas Carol The Musical is getting its North West premiere during its run at the Royal Court and is the first production from Wirral based BOST since the departure of long-standing, critically-acclaimed and award-winning director Elsie Kelly. Alen Menkin (The Little ...

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All or Nothing: The Mod Musical  – Arts Theatre, London

Writer/Director: Carol Harrison Reviewer: Richard Maguire Some definitions may come in useful for this musical based on the story of 60s band, The Small Faces: a ‘bird’ is a young woman, a ‘sort’ is a good-looking woman, ‘Hayley Mills’ are pills, amphetamines to be precise, while a ‘face’ is one of the Mod elite. After seeing All or Nothing, you’ll ...

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All or Nothing: The MOD Musical – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Book: Carol Harrison Music and Lyrics: The Small Faces Director: Carol Harrison Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Another month, another tour of a jukebox musical that explores the back catalogue of a famous artist or band. In the case of All or Nothing, it is the turn of the Small Faces, following in the footsteps of the Kinks (Sunday Afternoon), the Four Seasons ...

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All or Nothing – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Book: Carol Harrison Music & Lyrics: The Small Faces Director: Carol Harrison Originating Director: Tony McHale Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys A guitar smashes, someone storms off stage and so starts the story of seminal Mod band The Small Faces. Following in the footsteps of the Kinks’ musical Sunny Afternoon, All or Nothing capitalises on the wave of nostalgia for 60s bands, and ...

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All Or Nothing – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Book and Director: Carol Harrison Music & Lyrics: The Small Faces Originating Director: Tony McHale Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Although only recording and performing for around four years in the 1960s, The Small Faces are credited with having had a disproportionate influence on British pop music then and since, including Led Zeppelin, much of the punk movement and the Britpop phenomenon of ...

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All Or Nothing – Opera House, Manchester

2016 Uk Tour of All Or Nothing

Book: Carol Harrison Music and Lyrics: The Small Faces Director: Tony McHale Reviewer: Donna Kelly Following in the wake of sixties jukebox musicals Let it Be andSunny Afternoon, Carol Harrison brings the story of iconic mod band, The Small Faces to the stage. Told from the perspective of original singer Steve Marriott, All or Nothing charts The Small Faces brief ...

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The Slipper and the Rose – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music/Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman &Robert B. Sherman Book: Bryan Forbes &Sherman Brothers Adaptor: Pip Burley Director: Elsie Kelly Reviewer: Robin Winters [Rating:2.5] On paper The Slipper and the Rose should have everything going for it, written by the Sherman Brother’s the musical brains behind some of the biggest musicals including Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book and performed by one ...

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