Louis Jordan musical ‘Five Guys Named Moe’ returns to London's West End

Cast of Five Guys Named Moe at Marble Arch Theatre. Photo credit: Graham Michael

A new dedicated 'spiegeltent' theatre space has been built at Marble Arch

A brand new production of the Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, ‘Five Guys Named Moe’, will open in September 2017 in a dedicated ‘spiegeltent’ theatre at Marble Arch. The circus-style space has been designed to transport the audience back to the engrossing jazz bars of 1940's New Orleans.

Actor, writer and director Clarke Peters returns for an updated version of the show, which first debuted in London in 1990 and Broadway in 1992. It features the music of jazz and rhythm and blues pioneer Louis Jordan, including his hits ‘Early In The Morning’, ‘Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby’, ‘Choo Choo Ch’Boogie’ and ‘There Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens’.

Peters said: “It's a rare and wonderful thing to have the chance to direct a show that not only you have created but also performed in. It's a show that is very close to my heart and soul and is so much of who I am. It's an honour to return to it on its 25th Anniversary and reimagine the show in this new theatre space”

Robert Davis, Westminster City Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Business, Culture and Heritage said: “delighted to be working with Underbelly Productions to bring Five Guys Named Moe to Marble Arch in its very own, bespoke theatre. Bringing this internationally acclaimed musical to this world-renowned, iconic space is a truly mouth-watering prospect that will further increase the cultural offer available to residents, businesses and visitors throughout the City of Westminster.  To quote the show itself; ‘Let The Good Times Roll!’”

The show opens for an initial booking period of 29 August– 25 November 2017. Tickets and details are at www.fiveguysmusical.com 

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