Marble Arch Theatre

Marble Arch Theatre, Marble Arch, London, W1C 1CX GB

Five Guys Named Moe

Five Guys Named Moe Tickets

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It's time to be transported back to the colourful, noisy jazz bars of 1940s New Orleans, complete with a feast of irresistible jazz hits by the legendary Louis Jordan. Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby, Early In The Morning, Choo Choo Ch'Boogie, Saturday Night Fish Fry, and a host more classic tunes are performed live on stage by an exceptionally talented band. It's the fabulous, glitzy Clarke Peters' musical Five Guys Named Moe, and it's produced to perfection by Underbelly Productions.

Clarke Peters is an incredibly talented creative type, an American actor, singer, writer and director who is probably best known over here for his role as detective Lester Freamon in the smash hit HBO TV series, The Wire. He also wrote this excellent musical play. It originally opened at Theatre Royal Stratford East way back in 1990, making such a big impact that it soon transferred to the West End where it played for four years before moving over the Atlantic in 1992 to thrill Broadway. Now it's back in London.

This time around the show was supposed to appear at a theatre on the Victoria Embankment, but sadly the original venue was dropped when locals living in the area objected. Thank goodness for the brand new Marble Arch Theatre, an innovative pop-up that has been designed with this production specifically in mind, which means it's absolutely perfect for the job. The venue has been inspired by the interior décor, look, feel and personality of 1940s New Orleans jazz bars, and the action spills out into the street around the venue before and afterwards.

The production is directed by Peters himself. By all accounts he's delighted about the whole thing, especially since the event marks his masterpiece's quarter century anniversary, and he has actually performed in it himself in the past. This fresh, re-imagined version is set to light up theatreland for a limited run from early autumn to late November 2017, a famously dynamic and energetic experience. The brilliant choreography is by Andrew Wright and the set and costumes come from Takis.

If you'd like to enjoy a uniquely exciting and inspirational musical extravaganza of an Olivier award winner this autumn, Five Guys is the perfect choice.

Press Reviews

SASS, SOUL, SEX APPEAL. Pure entertainment, total fun!

Slick, breathtaking and ON THE MONEY! The Telegraph

A pop-up circus tent turned into a New Orleans jazz club. Brilliant numbers, great fun and so full of energy The Times

Tip-top brass with lots of sax! Daily Mail

Scorching and exuberant The Stage

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based on 32 reviews

Must see

Fantastic singing and dancing, slick fast moving didn't want it to end.

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This show makes you want to sing along. It's a great musical for anyone who likes 30's Jazz.

London Box Office customer

Fabulous show!

High energy throughout & great audience interaction. If you want the New Orleans atmosphere with outstanding dancing, singing & music this show is a must!

London Box Office customer

New Orleans on a blast!

London Box Office customer

Great night

The whole ambiance of the theatre was fantastic! The staff were very helpful and friendly. The Actors were absolutely amazing, as were the band!!! Perfect theatre for this show, it felt like we were all in a nightclub. Thank you for a great night!!!

London Box Office customer

Fun professional good feeling!,

London Box Office customer

The performance was cancelled due to lack of cover for performers when ill. Amateur. Travelled all the way from Devon to London only to find there was no show.

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London Box Office customer

Foot tapping, bouncing, funny show presented by very talented actors/musicians

Thoroughly enjoyable show. Having already seen this first time around I particularly enjoyed the layout of the theatre you really feel like you are in a Jazz club. The moving stage allows all aspects of the show to be enjoyed. Fantastic and cheap at the price compared to other musicals I have seen.

London Box Office customer

Energetic and thoroughly entertaining

London Box Office customer

A very entertaining evening

London Box Office customer

Great show with very talented cast and lots of fun

Great show with wonderful cast and music. The energy and vitality all the actors brought to the stage was amazing. The stage setting was excellent and the use of the outer stage, which had moving parts was really well thought out. The band was very good and the mix of music and songs worked really well. Lots of fun things happen too. Won't tell you, you have to go and see it. Know you'll love it.

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London Box Office customer

High energy show with a great soundtrack

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London Box Office customer


great foe all ages, fabulous energy.

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London Box Office customer

Sightly underpowered revival

I felt rather underwhelmed by this revival. The band is great, but is hidden behind a curtain for most of the show. The pop-up venue (like a Big Top) is imaginative and part of the experience. But the singing is weak, possibly because headset mics and other technology makes it possible (though inadvisable) for less powerful voices to 'do'. A few non-Jordan songs are introduced, which jar somewhat. The story is non-existent, but you probably weren't expecting one. At the end of the day it's just a musical, and perhaps I should not have expected more.

London Box Office customer

Excellent and very different

Fantastic show and very different first show I have taken part in a conga to the bar at the interval. Definitely recommend this show.

London Box Office customer

A must see vibrant toe tapping show

London Box Office customer

A really fun evening

Excellent dancing, singing and a fabulously inventive venue. The audience never stopped smiling!

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