It’s not a difficult feat to forget that you’re taking a break from the hustle and bustle from those mean and busy streets of London. As you leave Marble arch station (exit 3), you will find the pop up theatre that is home to Five guys named Moe straight in front of you.
Walking through the doors is being transported straight to a jazz bar in New Orleans.
I really do need to repeat that this is a pop up venue right outside the station at Marble arch. I had no idea what to expect and couldn’t picture where they would put it or what it would look like when it was complete.
Take a look at the site when they first started building it:
AND NOW LOOK AT IT!!!!!
It’s almost a shame that this theatre is only a temporary home for the show as it was one of the biggest components to add to the allure of the whole thing. I’d recommend getting there earlier than show start like we did so that you can enjoy some time by the bar thats shaped like a bandstand with a live jazz band playing you music from the top. Cocktails came in at £9 a go, but they’re delicious and well worth it as you’re only having one or two.
Once you’re done having a little drink, you’ll go into the stage area and take your seat while you sit and wait to be transported to the funky butts club!
About the show (lifted from the website)
A major new production of the Olivier Award-winning, smash-hit West End and Broadway musical Five Guys Named Moe swings into the new Marble Arch Theatre.
Nomax is single, broke and drinking his sorrows away when five guys named Moe – Big Moe, Little Moe, Eat Moe, Know Moe and Four-Eyed Moe – appear out of nowhere to help him straighten out and sing and dance his way to love!
A once in a lifetime experience awaits as you enter the Marble Arch Theatre, designed specifically for the show. Be transported to a red-hot 1940s New Orleans jazz club, complete with a wonderfully authentic cocktail bar and band-stand.
Featuring the irresistible hits of the original king of jazz Louis Jordan, including Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby, Early In The Morning, Choo Choo Ch’Boogie and, Saturday Night Fish Fry, Five Guys Named Moe is a theatrical event like no other.
Directed by Clarke Peters (The Wire) with musical staging and choreography by double Olivier Award nominee Andrew Wright (Half a Sixpence, Singin’ In The Rain, Guys & Dolls), inspired by Charles Augins’ original choreography.
This high-octane production is the ultimate celebration to lift your soul!
The best bits
- The interactive performances that had you singing along and wiggling in your seat
- The whole atmosphere and the ‘good time’ buzz that you felt throughout the pop up
- The incredible performances from all of the cast members
- Cheeky cocktails
- The bandstand that was alive with drinks and live music
- The performers in the interim
- The popcorn was really good
Where to get tickets
Head on over to the Five guys named Moe website and get your tickets asap before the show stops running. It’s just been press night so the show is going to start gaining a lot more traction and selling out much faster.
It’s fun, it’s affordable, the performances are unreal and even Scrooge himself would fail at not enjoying himself during this show!
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