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TV: Five Guys Named Moe at the Theatre Royal Stratford East

Check out our new piece from our UK video partners featuring interviews with all Five Guys Named Moe (Ashley Campbell, Christopher Colquhoun, Carlton Connell, Paul Hazel, Horace Oliver) and, of course, Clarke Peters. The video also includes exclusive clips from the production, which was filmed this week at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

The world-class, award-winning musical Five Guys Named Moe will return to Theatre Royal Stratford East starring The Wire's Clarke Peters as Nomax and directed by Paulette Randall. With choreography by original cast member and Olivier nominee Paul J Medford.

Clarke Peters, who wrote the book of Five Guys Named Moe, will play the pivotal role of Nomax in this revival of a show that originated at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in 1990. Clarke Peters has become internationally famous through his role as Lester Freamon in the enormously successful TV series, The Wire. He will also soon be seen in the HBO TV series Treme, set in New Orleans, and written by the creator of The Wire, David Simon. Peters is also recognised as a hugely accomplished stage actor and was recently seen in the title role of Porgy in Porgy and Bess at the Savoy Theatre directed by Trevor Nunn.

Casting includes Ashley Campbell as Little Moe, Christopher Colquhoun as Big Moe, Carlton Connell as Four Eyed Moe, Paul Hazel as Eat Moe and Horace Oliver as Know Moe.

"I am over the moon that twenty years on Five Guys still has the power to excite people with expectation. There are fond memories for those who "partayed" with us before and joyful curiosity for those who didn't. I don't think they will be disappointed. I'm excited it's happening." Clarke Peters

This 20th anniversary production of the smash hit West End and Broadway musical follows broke and newly single Nomax as Five Guys Named Moe (Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe, and Little Moe) emerge from his 1930s-style radio in an attempt to cajole and comfort him. Blasting out hit songs from Jazz legend Louis Jordan including 'Early In The Morning', 'Choo, Choo, Ch'Boogie' and 'Saturday Night Fish Fry', this great 1930s composer and saxophonist brought a popular new slant to jazz that paved the way for the rock-and-roll of the 1950s.




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