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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).
First seen at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in 1990, Five Guys Named Moe went on to win the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment at the 1991 ceremony for its West End transfer, and also enjoyed a run of over 400 performances on Broadway in 1992. Clarke Peters' career defining musical features the irresistible hits of trailblazing ‘King of the Jukebox’ Louis Jordan, including Early In The Morning, Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby, Choo Choo Ch’Boogie and Saturday Night Fish Fry. The soundtrack of soul, blues, gospel and early r 'n' b is performed on stage by a live band.
The Marble Arch Theatre will be reminiscent of a 1940s New Orleans Jazz club, complete with cabaret table seating and drinks table service. The courtyard of the theatre has been designed in a New Orleans style, with festoon lighting, hanging atmosphere foliage, a performance area for a jazz trio and a bespoke bar and concession stand.
Five Guys Named Moe tickets are now on sale.