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The cast of Five Guys Named Moe at Marble Arch Theatre (Photo: Graham Michael)

Five Guys Named Moe casting announced

Published June 21, 2017

Full casting has been announced for this autumn’s revival of Clarke Peters’ Olivier-Award winning musical Five Guys Named Moe.

Edward Baruwa (recent credits including Motown The Musical) will play Nomax, and the ‘Moes’ will be played by Ian Carlyle (Show Boat) as Four-Eyed Moe, Dex Lee (The Wild Party) as Know Moe, Idriss Kargbo (Wicked) as Little Moe, Timothy Martin (Sister Act) as Big Moe, and Emile Ruddock (The Scottsboro Boys) as Eat Moe.

The ensemble cast includes Omari Douglas, Nathaniel Morrison and Mykal Rand.

The cast of Five Guys Named Moe at Marble Arch Theatre (Photo: Graham Michael)

The cast of Five Guys Named Moe at Marble Arch Theatre (Photo: Graham Michael)

Opening on 14 September 2017 in a new bespoke temporary theatre in Marble Arch, London, audiences will be invited into a 1940s New Orleans Jazz club which occupies the space to party the night away.

Resplendent with cabaret table seating, a drinks table service and a connecting 40s-style courtyard foyer, the venue will also feature hanging atmospheric foliage, festoon lighting, a beautiful bespoke bar, a performance area for a jazz trio and concession stands selling popcorn, sweets, snacks and merchandise, as well as a cloakroom area. The first pictures have been released by Underbelly Productions.

 

The Model Box of the show auditorium space for Five Guys Named Moe at the Marble Arch Theatre

The Model Box of the show auditorium space for Five Guys Named Moe at the Marble Arch Theatre

The Model Box showing the foyer and bar for Five Guys Named Moe at the Marble Arch Theatre

The Model Box showing the foyer and bar for Five Guys Named Moe at the Marble Arch Theatre

The popular musical follows Nomax, newly single and broke, down on his luck, and drinking 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.

Five Guys Named Moe was first seen at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in 1990, before transferring to the West End and playing for four years, subsequently running on Broadway from 1992.

Edward Baruwa and Dex Lee will play Nomax and Know Moe in Five Guys Named Moe (Photo: Graham Michael)

Edward Baruwa and Dex Lee will play Nomax and Know Moe in Five Guys Named Moe (Photo: Graham Michael)

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 production, which is to be directed by Peters himself, is currently booking from 29 August to 25 November 2017, with an Opening Night on 14 September.

Dex Lee will play Know Moe in Five Guys Named Moe at Marble Arch Theatre (Photo: Graham Michael)

Dex Lee will play Know Moe in Five Guys Named Moe at Marble Arch Theatre (Photo: Graham Michael)

Cameron Mackintosh said: “I am really thrilled that Underbelly are producing a brand new production of Five Guys Named Moe in London later this year. It’s a show that brought fun and joy to audiences in the West End for many years so it’s great to see its return for its 25th Anniversary.”

You can book your tickets through the show’s website.

Want to join the party with your family? Five Guys Named Moe is currently participating in Kids Week, our annual kids-go-free promotion.

Mykal Rand is the Resident Director for Five Guys Named Moe (Photo: Graham Michael)

Mykal Rand is the Resident Director for Five Guys Named Moe (Photo: Graham Michael)

Idriss Kargbo will play Little Moe in Five Guys Named Moe (Photo: Graham Michael)

Idriss Kargbo will play Little Moe in Five Guys Named Moe (Photo: Graham Michael)

Ian Carlyle will play Four-Eyed Moe in Five Guys Named Moe (Photo: Graham Michael)

Ian Carlyle will play Four-Eyed Moe in Five Guys Named Moe (Photo: Graham Michael)

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