Now the double Olivier award-winning and twice Tony-nominated show is back
in the UK for a 20-city national tour.
Augins is again at the helm and has assembled an experienced company of
Moes (five out of the tour's cast of six have been in the show before),
who jump out of lonely Nomax's jukebox and give him advice on life and love.
Poor Nomax, played by Colin Roy, is sitting early in the morning with no
money and a girlfriend who has just walked out. This guy's got the blues big
time. Cue the arrival of the five Moes and a galaxy of songs, mostly by Jordan,
ranging from the bluesy "Early In The Morning", through country-inspired
"Safe Sane and Single", to Jordan's first million seller, "Is You Is Or Is
You Ain't My Baby", which for me is the powerful harmonious highlight of the
The Moes are decked out in colourful suits against a simple yet effective
set, designed by Tim Goodchild, while Kevin Fitzsimmons' six-piece band
is a triumph.
The musical numbers are catchy and by turn comical and emotional, while the dance routines only need that little extra polish which will surely come as the tour progresses. By the end of the night, all of the audience are on their feet.
And if you've ever wanted to join an interval conga heading for the theatre
bar, book your ticket now and let the good times roll!