Five Guys Named Moe

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The musical revue Five Guys Named Moe began life at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in 1990, based on a musical short by Louis Jordan from 1943. The show has a book by Clarke Peters, and makes use of the back catalogue of songs from Louis Jordon. Sir Cameron Mackintosh transferred the production from Stratford East to the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End in December 1990, where it enjoyed considerable success for 5 years, moving to the Albery Theatre (now the Noël Coward Theare) in May 1995. The show won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment in 1991, and enjoyed a Broadway transfer in 1992, running for 445 performances.

The simple plot revolves around Nomax, recently split from his girlfriend and without any money. But his spirits will not be dampened for long – whilst listening to music on the radio at 5 o’clock in the morning, five guys (Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe and Little Moe) jump out of his 1930s style radio and lift his spirits, comforting and cajoling him out of his rut with the music of Louis Jordan. Jordan’s greatest rhythm and blues hits feature, including Early In The Morning, Choo Choo Ch’Boogie and Saturday Night Fish Fry.

This major new production of the hit West End and Broadway musical, Five Guys Named Moe features the toe-tapping and irresistible hits of jazz legend Louis Jordan. Directed by Clarke Peters with musical staging and choreography by Andrew Wright, inspired by Charles Augins' original choreography it features set and costume design by takis, lighting design by Philip Gladwell and sound design by Ben Harrison.

Performed at The Marble Arch Theatre which has been designed specifically to transport the audience back to the engrossing jazz bars of 1940s New Orleans. A unique, circular auditorium will ensure that the action takes place all around the theatre and pre and post-performance drinks never felt so good in the theatre’s authentic 1940s foyer cocktail bar.


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Clarke Peters
Underbelly Productions in association with Cameron Mackintosh, Steven Harris and Westminster City Council
Clarke Peters
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Featuring Louis Jordan's greatest hits
Philip Gladwell
Ben Harrison
Andrew Wright, inspired by Charles Augins’ original choreography
Cast list:
Edward Baruwa (Nomax) is joined by Ian Carlyle (Four-Eyed Moe), Dex Lee (Know Moe), Idriss Kargbo (Little Moe), Timothy Martin (Big Moe) and Emile Ruddock (Eat Moe)
Five Guys Named Moe Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Tuesday, 29 August, 2017
Opening date: 
Thursday, 14 September, 2017
Available from: 
Tuesday, 20 March, 2018
Saturday, 24 March, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 24 March, 2018

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It's been almost thirty years since Clarke Peters' musical first hit London. After a three night tryout at the National, it found success at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Now, it opens at a purpose-built space at Marble Arch optimised to make this show a fun night out.

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Five Guys Named Moe extends at the Marble Arch Theatre in London
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Clarke Peters’ musical Five Guys Named Moe has extended its run in London at the new Marble Arch Theatre. The musical follows Nomax, who has just been let by his girlfriend and finds solace in his radio when five guys appear in his room and console him with the music of 1950s jazz musician Louis Jordan. It is now booking in London until 24th March 2018. Five Guys Named Moe, which opened in September, is directed by Peters and has choreography by Andrew Wright, and takes place in the specially designed theatre inspired by 1940s New Orleans jazz bars.

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Production images for Five Guys Named Moe released + extension announced
Thursday, September 7, 2017

New production images have been released showing the cast of Clarke Peter’s Five Guys Named Moe in action. The production takes place at a new pop-up theatre in Marble Arch, and have also announced it has extended its run at the space due to demand. Opening on 14th September, the production is now booking until 17th February 2018.

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Clarke Peters on bringing Five Guys Named Moe to a brand new theatre in the heart of London
Monday, August 7, 2017

Clarke Peters may be known for his roles in police drama The Wire and tear-jerking blockbuster Marley and Me, but in theatreland, he’s probably best known for penning the hit Louis Jordan musical Five Guys Named Moe, which is set to make a triumphant return to London this summer.

Full cast announced for Five Guys Named Moe at the Marble Arch Theatre
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the London revival of Clarke Peter’s Olivier Award-winning musical Five Guys Named Moe. Directed by Clarke himself, the production will open on 14th September 2017, with previews from 29th August. Taking up residence at the new, custom-built Marble Arch Theatre, Five Guys Named Moe will feature Edward Baruwa as Nomax, with the five ‘Moes’ being portrayed by Ian Carlyle (Four-Eyed Moe), Dex Lee (Know Moe), Idriss Kargbo (Little Moe), Timothy Martin (Big Moe) and Emile Ruddock (Eat Moe).

Five Guys Named Moe to be revived at the Marble Arch Theatre this summer
Five Guys Named Moe to be revived at the Marble Arch Theatre this summer
Thursday, March 30, 2017

A new production of Five Guys Named Moe has been announced to run at the purpose built Marble Arch Theatre in west London this summer. Underbelly Productions in association with Cameron Mackintosh, Steven Harris and Westminster City Council will produce this revival by Clarke Peters which features Louis Jordan's greatest jazz hits, celebrating this Olivier award-winning West End and Broadway musical in its 25th anniversary year. The production is initially booking from 29 August to 25 November 2017, with an official opening on 14 September.

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