Leicester Revives Five Guys Named Moe for UK TourDate: 4 January 2002
Clarke Peters' hit West End musical Five Guys Named Moe will receive its first major revival this February. The new production opens at Leicester's Haymarket Theatre on 1 February 2002 ahead of a six-month UK-wide tour that continues to more than 20 other cities.
Five Guys Named Moe was created by the American star of West End musical theatre Peters, who appeared in the original production and whose other performance credits include Guys and Dolls, Chicago and, most recently, The Witches of Eastwick. The song and dance show ran at the West End's Lyric Theatre for five years in the early 1990s and subsequently transferred to Broadway. Its accolades include two Tony nominations and two Laurence Olivier Awards, including Outstanding Entertainment of the Year.
As the title suggests, the show concerns five guys, all named Moe. Their mission is to straighten out lonely Nomax, which they attempt to do using a selection of jazz and blues classics by Louis Jordan, including "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby", "Let the Good Times Roll" and "There Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens".
The cast of the new touring production of Five Guys Named Moe is Gerod Harris, George Daniel Long, Colin Roy, Marvin Springer, Paul Hazel, Julian Cannonier and Delroy Atkinson. It is directed and choreographed by Charles Augins and designed by Tim Goodchild, with orchestrations by Neil McArthur, vocal arrangements by Chapman Roberts, lighting by Andrew Bridge and sound by Nick Lidster. The tour is presented by Fiery Angel Ltd.
Following Leicester, Five Guys Named Moe visits Stoke, Jersey, Reading, Blackpool, Wycombe, Birmingham, Cardiff, Plymouth, Woking, Southampton, Bradford, Glasgow, Derry, Milton, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Bristol, Canterbury, Nottingham, Salford, Richmond and Brighton.
- by Terri Paddock