Fresh from acclaimed opening performances, the new production of Clarke Peters’ Olivier Award-winning musical Five Guys Named Moe has announced it will extend its run at the custom-built Marble Arch Theatre due to popular demand.
Production images have also been released ahead of the show’s official opening on Thursday 14 September. Five Guys Named Moe is now booking until Saturday 17 February 2018.
The Marble Arch Theatre is a new venue designed to transport audiences to an 1940s all-swinging New Orleans club, complete with festooned courtyard, bespoke cocktail bar, smoky corners and band-stand as a centrepiece.
Performed in the round for the first time, theatregoers are able to take their seats at the cabaret tables in the Funky Butt Club and have drinks served directly to their tables in a unique up-close and personal musical experience.
First seen at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in 1990, Cameron Mackintosh brought Five Guys Named Moe to the West End where it played for four years, subsequently playing on Broadway and around the world.
Peters’ (The Wire, Treme, Person of Interest, Porgy And Bess, The Ice Man Cometh) 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 live on stage by The Funky Butt Club Band.
Charlie Wood and Ed Bartlam, Directors of Underbelly Productions, said: “There really ain’t no party like a Five Guys party and that’s exactly what audiences have been finding out; they’ve been on their feet every night during the previews of Five Guys Named Moe. Everyone loves the party atmosphere in the brand new Marble Arch Theatre – our incredible purpose-built New Orleans style venue.”
You can book your tickets through the Five Guys Named Moe website.