Wednesday, June 23

Five Guys Named Moe back at Stratford East

As previously blogged, Clarke Peters’ Five Guys named Moe is to be revived at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe playing at the McEwan Hall on Underbelly's Pasture from 4th to 29th August with the production marking the 20th anniversary of the Olivier award winning musical.

It will now also return home to the Theatre Royal Stratford East where it premiered in 1990 and will play there for a limited season from 7th September to 9th October 2010 (previews from 3rd September).

Following its original run at Stratford East, Five Guys Named Moe transferred to the West End  where it ran for four years and won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and then went on to Broadway in 1992.

The show features the music of the great jazz legend Louis Jordan with hits including "Early in the Morning", "Choo, Choo, Ch'Boogie" and "Saturday Night Fish Fry"

The story  follows broke and newly single Nomax (Clarke Peters) as Five Guys Named Moe: Big Moe (Chris Colquhoun), Four-Eyed Moe (Carlton Connell), Eat Moe (Paul Hazel), No Moe (Horace Oliver), and Little Moe (Ashley Campbell) emerge from his 1930s-style radio in an attempt to cheer him up.

The revival is directed by Paulette Randall and choreographed by original cast member and Olivier nominee Paul J Medford.

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