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Five Guys Named Moe to be revived at the Marble Arch Theatre this summer
New production of the Olivier Award-winning hit.
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.
"Nomax is down on his luck. Newly single and broke, he drinks his sorrows away. But in a wild night that he'll never forget, Five Guys Named Moe - Big Moe, Little Moe, Eat Moe, Know Moe and Four-Eyed Moe - are on hand to help him party his way back to the straight and narrow. Packed with an uplifting soundtrack of soul, blues, gospel and r 'n' b, and led by the all-singing, all dancing Five Guys, Five Guys Named Moe is a life-affirming theatrical experience like no other. Featuring the toe-tapping, irresistible hits of jazz legend Louis Jordan, including: "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (Ma Baby)", "Early In The Morning", "Choo Choo Ch’Boogie" and "Saturday Night Fish Fry"".
The new Marble Arch Theatre has been specifically designed for the show and transports audiences back to the enthralling jazz bars of 1940s New Orleans, complete with a wonderfully authentic cocktail bar for pre and post show drinks. With a world class jazz band, this new production is set to delight audiences and provide an exciting evening of entertainment.
Directed by Clarke Peters this new production will feature musical staging and choreography by Andrew Wright, inspired by Charles Augins’ original choreography. It will feature set and costume designs by Takis, lighting by Philip Gladwell and sound deign by Ben Harrison.
Five Guys Named Moe was originally produced in 1990 at the Theatre Royal Stratford East and later transferred to the Lyric Theatre where it ran for four years in the West End, winning the Olivier award for Best Entertainment, before concluding its run at the Albery Theatre (now Noel Coward). The musical enjoyed a Broadway transfer in 1992, running for 445 performances.
Five Guys Named Moe tickets are now on sale.