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MARBLE ARCH THEATRE

 
 


FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE (musical)
STROBE AND FLASHING LIGHTS ARE USED IN THE SHOW.
Booking until 24th March 2018.

1940s Jazz era USA. Drunk and out of luck Nomax meets Five Guys, all called Moe, who haul him back from the brink in the course of one wild party!

Louis Jordan tunes in a high-energy celebration.

www.fiveguysmusical.com is the official show website.

 

Theatremonkey Opinion:
Not available. Professional reviewers are delighted with the return of this high energy fun-packed show. Light, bright, thin on script but big on heart (and audience participation), the pop-up venue is judged just right for this riot of tunes. No depth, just a chance to relax and enjoy a well-directed, well-sung and particularly well choreographed work, seems to be the verdict.

 

Your Reviews: Add your own by clicking here.
Important: Some reviews below can contain "spoilers" - please don't read if this bothers you!

(3 reviews)

We went to one of the previews of Five Guys on Saturday night (2nd September 2017).

It was a fun night, enormously high energy – don’t know how the cast of six made it through! There were points where only one was singing, but most of the time they were all out there, singing and dancing non stop, and carried the show effortlessly. It ran two hours 25 with the interval. There is no plot to speak of, just lots of great songs (which Nomax makes a joke of in the first half, groaning ‘not another song!’ as the Five Moes insist on offering him advice through song). Some fine voices – personally, we really liked Big Moe but couldn’t fault any of them. There is some audience participation – joining in a couple of songs, and twice audience members were pulled up on stage – and the audience was enthusiastic about this, so the atmosphere was good. Standing and clapping along at the end - it really was a good night out.

We were in E8-11, £15 on preview prices. Billed as ‘restricted view’ - which they were, but not enough to spoil the evening. Many of the seats must have restricted views due to the pillars. The auditorium is a big top style, ceiling gathered up above you, and there are pillars all around. For info, there are four larger ones, where the central pillar is surrounded by a metal framework, and studying your plan, I believe they are the ones by C1 and C80, C23 and C58. They are the ones that might cause problems with view. The smaller ones you can see round easily, but I did lose some of the action on the main stage. There weren’t always five Moes, I was sometimes down to two or three Moes, and had to guess at some of the actions on stage, but they move around so much that it is never an issue for long. They also make good use of the circular stage, which at times becomes a moving walkway (think sushi bar, with the cast sailing by like the dishes!) and come out into the central café style area.

The seats are café style chairs, and the central ones have padded seats. This means the café tables were padded, and that central area also includes rows A and B of the stalls. Then there is the stage walkway and pillars and the next three rows of the side stalls are also padded so we were comfortable enough. However, we noticed that behind that, they were just metal seat bases, and the rising area at the back was also not padded. That area at the back has a rake, but the sides don’t – the central area is slightly below, then the three stalls rows are flat, and then the row behind is up a step from that, and the back two rows are up one more small step and on a level. (Sorry, this isn’t a clear explanation – I don’t have years of Monkey experience). No problem with leg room but being tall is an advantage in that environment.

Oh, and we even got a free programme as part of the preview! What more can you ask?
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Thursday 7th September 2017

Stalls: D 26. The Theatre is a temporary structure and purpose built for this show. This seat was close to an aisle and at £15 was a real bargain. Again the leg room was more than enough, but the seats are not that comfortable in this part of the theatre. This seat was in price band D and the cost of the seat more than made up for the fact it was not that comfortable. Seats in other parts of the theatre are much more expensive. The view of the stage is good, but beware there are pillars and they can obstruct some of the view when they are dancing on the circus type ring.

Five Guys Named Moe:
There is really not much of a story line but the enjoyment comes from the excellent singing and the great musicians. The show features the music of Louis Jordan, so if you are not a jazz fan, this is not a show for you. A temporary theatre has been built for this show very much in the style of a big top and the more expensive seats are in the circus ring itself, but beware there is audience participation and if you sit in this section of seating the actors may well interact with you. The set is very simple and remains the same throughout the show. Equally the costumes are of a style you would expect with jazz music. Prior to going I knew little about this musical, but would say that rather than a show there is more of a concert feel to it.
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'Five Guys Named Moe' is one of those shows I have been meaning to see for many years, since it first moved from the Stratford East to the West End. And it was worth the wait.

As many have said, the plot is paper thin (NB. Read the FREE programme before the show starts, as it has a little tale about the Five Guys and how they mysteriously disappear in a puff of smoke, moments before appearing in our "heroes" apartment), being all about teaching life lessons through song (as our beleaguered hero cries "Oh no, not ANOTHER song!"... more than once), to show him the way to reunite with lost love Lorraine.

Truthfully, the show is a vehicle for the music of Louis Jordan (though I would dispute references to 'jazz', feeling it draws upon his incredibly successful R&B period). But that vehicle is exuberant, fun and uplifting.

It would be unfair to single out any of the cast, as each of them puts every ounce of energy into their performance. They sing, they dance, they smile (lots), they cover miles during the show, and are clearly having fun, which rubs off on the audience.

And they are supported by a great band who I was delighted to see take centre stage in the nightclub scene.

Warning, if you don't want to run the risk of audience participation, don't purchase seats in the tabled area (the most expensive section), but do be prepared to sing along, especially to Jordan's biggest hit 'Caldona'). Sitting in the seats around the central area, there will be times a pillar gets in the way (it is a tent after all), and the seats can be uncomfortable after a while.

But if you want to see a show filled with life, joy and a clear passion for it's music ("Barking mad, but brilliant" was one snap review heard on the night), then 'Five Guys Named Moe' is well worth the money."

Bob Pickett.
 

 

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Performance Schedule:
The monkey advises checking performance times on your tickets and that performances are happening as scheduled, before travelling.

FROM 22nd JANUARY 2018 ONWARDS
Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.45pm

UNTIL 21st JANUARY 2018 ONLY
Tuesday to Saturday at 7.45pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.45pm
Sunday at 2.30pm
NO MONDAY PERFORMANCES.

No performances on 24th and 25th December 2017.
No 7.45pm performance on 26th December 2017.
Extra performance at 4pm on 26th December 2017.
Extra 2.30pm performance on 27th December 2017.

 

Runs 2 hours 10 minutes approximately, including one interval.

 

Ticket Prices:  
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THIS THEATRE USES "DYNAMIC PRICING" WITH PRICES CHANGING ACCORDING TO DEMAND. THE BOOKING SYSTEM WILL INDICATE THE EXACT PRICE OF YOUR TICKET AT TIME OF ENQUIRY.


Monday to Thursday
Cabaret Tables:

All seats £89.50 including welcome glass of champagne* and table service before the show and during the interval.


Stalls:
Row A 5 to 15, 46 to 56; B 9 to 23, 46 to 60; C 20 to 61: £54.50
Row A 1 to 4, 57 to 60; B 1 to 8, 61 to 68: £42.50
Row C 4, 5, 8, 9, 15 to 18, 62 to 65, 72, 73, 76, 77; D 1, 2, 7, 8, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 27 to 30, 33 to 49;, 52 to 55, 58 to 60, 64 to 66, 69, 70, 74, 75, 80, 81; E 13, 14, 17, 18, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 48, 49, 53, 54, 55, 58, 59, 65, 66, 69, 70; F 17 to 20, 23, 24, 25, 29 to 32, 38 to 43, 46 to 51, 56 to 59, 63, 64, 67, 70 to 73; G 17 to 21, 24, 25, 29 to 32, 38 to 43, 46 to 51, 58, 59, 63, 64, 69 to 73; H 18 to 21, 24, 25, 26, 30 to 33, 38 to 43, 46 to 51, 58, 59, 63, 64, 65, 69 to 72; J and K 38 to 42, 46 to 51; L 37 to 43, 46 to 52: £34.50
"Restricted View" all other seats: £27.50 except
Row F 85 to 89; G 85 to 90; H 85 to 91: £10



Friday and Saturday
Cabaret Tables:

All seats £94.50 including welcome glass of champagne* and table service before the show and during the interval.


Stalls:
Row A 5 to 15, 46 to 56; B 9 to 23, 46 to 60; C 20 to 61: £59.50
Row A 1 to 4, 57 to 60; B 1 to 8, 61 to 68: £44.50
Row C 4, 5, 8, 9, 15 to 18, 62 to 65, 72, 73, 76, 77; D 1, 2, 7, 8, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 27 to 30, 33 to 49;, 52 to 55, 58 to 60, 64 to 66, 69, 70, 74, 75, 80, 81; E 13, 14, 17, 18, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 48, 49, 53, 54, 55, 58, 59, 65, 66, 69, 70; F 17 to 20, 23, 24, 25, 29 to 32, 38 to 43, 46 to 51, 56 to 59, 63, 64, 67, 70 to 73; G 17 to 21, 24, 25, 29 to 32, 38 to 43, 46 to 51, 58, 59, 63, 64, 69 to 73; H 18 to 21, 24, 25, 26, 30 to 33, 38 to 43, 46 to 51, 58, 59, 63, 64, 65, 69 to 72; J and K 38 to 42, 46 to 51; L 37 to 43, 46 to 52: £39.50
"Restricted View" all other seats: £27.50 except
Row F 85 to 89; G 85 to 90; H 85 to 91: £10


All prices include a programme.

* Alcohol cannot be served to those aged under 18, proof of age may be required, and the right to refuse service is reserved. Brand is at venue discretion. No refund is given for items not taken. 

 

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Buying Tickets Online:

Other Box Office Information

Tickets offered differ between outlets. Outlets also may offer different seats via their phone and online systems.
Theatre Box Office:
www.fiveguysmusical.com provide the main service for this theatre.
This system allows you to select your own seat numbers, if you stick with it. Enter the number of tickets required into the price box, and on the next page it will offer you seats. If you don't like them, click the "Pick different seats" option, and you will bring up the "select your own seats" seating plan.
 

alternatively with
www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk
This system allows you to select your own seat numbers.
 

Booking fees per ticket for online bookings:
With "fiveguysmusical.com": No fee for e-tickets or box office collection. £3 for postage if required.

With Delfont Mackintosh: £1 per ticket booking fee.



 

Other Online Choices (with S.T.A.R. genuine ticket agencies):

When the box office does not have what you require, the Theatremonkey Ticketshop, telephone 020 7420 9778 (0044 207 420 9778 if calling from outside the United Kingdom), offers an extra selection of £54.50 seats with an £11 ( £18 on £89.50, £8.50 on £42.50, £7 on £34.50, £5.50 on £26.50 seats Monday to Thursday / £19 on £94.50, £12 on £59.50, £9 on £44.50, £8 on £39.50, £5.50 on £27.50 seats Friday and Saturday) per ticket booking fee. Slightly higher than the box office, but lower than most agencies. Worth checking if the box office cannot provide the exact tickets you might require. Note that this system will confirm exact seat numbers prior to purchase. A £1.95 per booking, not per ticket, handling fee may apply on some transactions by telephone. NO handling fee applies for online purchases.

Another alternative is www.seetickets.com / telephone 0870 830 0200 (FREE call if using BT.com Calling Plan at your chosen times) which offers £54.50 seats with a £10.90 ( £17.90 on £89.50, £6.90 on £34.50, £5.30 on £26.50, £2 on £10 seats Monday to Thursday / £19.90 on £94.50, £11.90 on £59.50, £7.90 on £39.50, £5.50 on £27.5, £2 on £10 seats Friday and Saturday). A £2.75 per booking, not per ticket, transaction charge applies at all performances.

Alternatively, through Ticketmaster with a sliding scale of per ticket booking fees: £54.50 seats with an £8.20 ( £13.45 on £89.50, £6.40 on £42.50, £5.20 on £34.50, £4 on £26.50, £1.50 on £10 seats Monday to Thursday / £14.20 on £94.50, £8.95 on £59.50, £6.70 on £44.50, £5.95 on £39.50, £4.15 on £27.50, £1.50 on £10 seats Friday and Saturday). A £2.95 handling fee for your booking on top of that. This system allows you to choose your own seats from the selection the company has available.

Londontheatredirect.com offer £54.50 seats with an £11 ( £7.50 on £42.50, £7 on £34.50, £5.50 on £26.50 seats Monday to Thursday / £19 on £94.50, £12 on £59.50, £9 on £44.50, £8 on £39.50, £5.50 on £27.50 seats Friday and Saturday). There is a £1 per booking, not per ticket, transaction fee for collecting tickets from the box office before your performance. Alternatively, if time allows, there is a postage to your home option, costing £2.95 (£4.95 to non-UK addresses) per booking, not per ticket. Optional Ticket Insurance is also available. Discounts and Meal and Show Packages may also be available.

Encore Tickets (telephone 0207 400 1253 / 0044 207 400 1253 if calling from outside the United Kingdom) offer £54.50 seats with a £15.50 ( £25.50 on £89.50, £11 on £34.50, £7.50 on £26.50, £3 on £10 seats Monday to Thursday / £26.50 on £94.50, £17.50 on £59.50, £12.50 on £44.50, £11.50 on £39.50, £8.50 on £27.50, £3 on £10 seats Friday and Saturday) per ticket. A postage charge of £1.45 per booking, not per ticket may be applied to bookings made from UK addresses more than 5 days before the performance. The "Flexiticket" Exchange Service, allowing FREE transfer / cancellation (credit note up to 12 months) of your booking up to 3 days before the performance is also available for £1.99 per ticket. "Meal and Show" packages may also be available. Quality and Value hotel / theatre ticket packages are also available.
 

ALSO SEE Tickettree.com for great value "hotel and theatre ticket" packages.

Other Independent S.T.A.R. ticket agencies may also offer an alternative choice of seats.


 

Theatre Box Office:
Telephone: 03333 444 167
Operated by Udderbelly, the promoter. Open 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Alternatively on
0844 482 5116
Operated by Delfont-Mackintosh Theatres. At busy times / outside working hours - 9am to 8pm, See Tickets may answer on behalf of the venue.

Booking fees per ticket for telephone bookings:
With "fiveguysmusical.com": £1.50 per ticket booking fee, and £3 for postage if required.

With Delfont Mackintosh: £1 per ticket booking fee.
 

For personal callers or by post: Marble Arch, London, W1C 1CX
THIS OPTION IS NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL THE VENUE OPENS IN AUGUST 2017. When it is, it will be from 6.30pm on the day of performance only.

Special Access Needs Customers:
Wheelchair users and other registered disabled theatregoers can book their seats and enquire about concessionary prices that may be available to them on the box office phone line. 03333 444 167, or by email to boxoffice (put the @ symbol here) underbelly.co.uk.

www.fiveguysmusical.com is the official theatre website.
 

 
 
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Theatre Seat Opinions:
Please remember that cheaper seats often do not offer the same view / location quality as top price ones, and that ticket prices are designed to reflect this difference.

The venue is under construction. New information will appear here when changes are completed.

The monkey will post details as soon as anything is available.

 

Seating Plan Diagram

Stalls Notes
Few details are available. Action takes place all over the venue, around the audience and on multiple stages.

Cabaret tables have the most central view of all the various stages.

Top non-premium price seats are also close, and see the stages well, while second price tickets are also surrounded by the central stages.

Third price tickets are behind these, in the main body of the auditorium with the most forward facing views, fourth price seats off to the sides with side views of the main stage. Fifth price seats are next to the main stage and will have a restricted view of it.

Seats are stepped, with room between rows. Support pillars are narrow and seats behind them are sufficiently discounted.

Reader reports:
"C6: Worth it. Unless in the middle, there are pillars everywhere, so nobody gets a brilliant view - but this seat is fine for £15."

"D 26: The Theatre is a temporary structure and purpose built for this show. This seat was close to an aisle and at £15 was a real bargain. Again the leg room was more than enough, but the seats are not that comfortable in this part of the theatre. This seat was in price band D and the cost of the seat more than made up for the fact it was not that comfortable. Seats in other parts of the theatre are much more expensive. The view of the stage is good, but beware there are pillars and they can obstruct some of the view when they are dancing on the circus type ring."

"E8 to 11: £15 on preview prices. Billed as ‘restricted view’ - which they were, but not enough to spoil the evening. Many of the seats must have restricted views due to the pillars. The auditorium is a big top style, ceiling gathered up above you, and there are pillars all around. For info, there are four larger ones, where the central pillar is surrounded by a metal framework, and studying your plan, I believe they are the ones by C1 and C80, C23 and C58. They are the ones that might cause problems with view. The smaller ones you can see round easily, but I did lose some of the action on the main stage. There weren’t always five Moes, I was sometimes down to two or three Moes, and had to guess at some of the actions on stage, but they move around so much that it is never an issue for long. They also make good use of the circular stage, which at times becomes a moving walkway (think sushi bar, with the cast sailing by like the dishes!) and come out into the central café style area.

The seats are café style chairs, and the central ones have padded seats. This means the café tables were padded, and that central area also includes rows A and B of the stalls. Then there is the stage walkway and pillars and the next three rows of the side stalls are also padded so we were comfortable enough. However, we noticed that behind that, they were just metal seat bases, and the rising area at the back was also not padded. That area at the back has a rake, but the sides don’t – the central area is slightly below, then the three stalls rows are flat, and then the row behind is up a step from that, and the back two rows are up one more small step and on a level. (Sorry, this isn’t a clear explanation – I don’t have years of Monkey experience). No problem with leg room but being tall is an advantage in that environment."

Notes:
Total seats: 615, including 6 wheelchair spaces.

Accessible unisex toilet available. No hearing assistance available. Assistance dogs welcome - water can be provided. Call 03333 444 167 or boxoffice (at - put the @ symbol here) underbelly.co.uk for further help.

 

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Getting to this Theatre
Find this theatre on a Street Map
Nearest Underground Station Buses Car Park
Nearest Underground Station:
Marble Arch - Central Line (red).

From the ticket barrier, choose the "Marble Arch" exit, the theatre will be on that island.

 

Buses:
2, 6, 7, 10, 16, 23, 30, 36, 73, 74, 82, 94, 98, 113, 137, 148, 159, 274, 390, 414 and 436 all stop nearby.

 

Taxi:
A rank for Black taxis is at Bryanston Street/Granville Place (Thistle Marble Arch Hotel)  - a short distance from the theatre. Best chance of hailing one is in the street outside.

 

Car Park:
Cumberland Gate, Marble Arch, London, W2 2ET. By the arch, almost underneath the venue. A 10% discount is available with
www.q-park.co.uk if booked and using code "matheatre" in the "promo code" box at time of purchase.
 


 

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