A revival of the Olivier Award winning musical including hit songs from Jazz icon, Louis Jordan.
Nomax is down in the dumps when he is abandoned by his love. But when he is joined by five guys all called Moe, things start looking up. A revival of the musical revue which won the 1991 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment.
The show includes hits from legendary 1930s jazz composer Louis Jordan including "Early In The Morning", "Ch'Boogie" and "Choo Choo".
It’s the show's biggest weakness and strongest suit that it has virtually no plot...it's a perfectly reasonable excuse to break out a bunch of Jordan's surgingly high energy, often amusing proto-R&B jams to the accompaniment of a shit-hot live band.
This revival of the 1990 production is so full of energy that it zings. The plot revolves around the Moes trying to convince Nomax to stop drinking and go back to his woman, who has dumped him. Mostly it’s a ploy to showcase some brilliant numbers...
The genially enforced audience participation – a singalong and conga line – is too protracted, and the second act could use a trim. But as sheer entertainment, this the show triumphantly succeeds – and the talent on display is red-hot.
There isn’t a feel-bad bone in Five Guys Named Moe...The choreography by Andrew Wright is a mixture of slick, relaxed and witty; the singing is accomplished; the dancing and acrobatics at times breathtaking...