Note: Cast has changed since this review If you follow proceedings in the entertainment arena, you may well know as much if not far more than I do about this much-anticipated show. 'The Book of Mormon' has already been in residence on Broadway for the past two years, where it has been a huge success, and advance publicity for the show means there can't be many people in the UK who do not know... Read more
The Book of Mormon Tickets
Winner of 4 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, The Book of Mormon is one of the West End's most popular musicals. Since opening in New York at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in 2011, the musical prompted rave reviews and unanimous critical praise, and was hailed as "the best musical of the century" by the New York Times.
After being nominated for 14 Tony Awards, the musical took home 9 awards, including the top prizes of Best New Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Direction of a musical. Since opening in the West End at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 2013, the show has gone on to delight audiences from around the world with its witty and challenging satirical humour.
The Book of Mormon features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone who are best known for creating the long-running animated comedy TV series South Park. Robert Lopez is the youngest winner of an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards), and is one of only 12 people to hold the prestigious honour. Rising to fame with his co-collaborations on Avenue Q and the animated Disney musical Frozen, The Book of Mormon displays his skill at combining music and comedy into a high energy product.
The musical is choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, who also co-directs the production alongside Trey Parker. Nicholaw is currently represented in the West End with his production of Aladdin, and is known for his high energy production numbers and unique skill at staging musical comedy.
The London production of The Book of Mormon promises audiences a hilarious musical comedy with fantastic performances from an international cast. Don't miss your chance to see one of the most popular musicals of the last decade at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
The Book of Mormon is the uplifting and satirical story of two Mormon missionaries who are sent from the comfort of Salt Lake City to Uganda in Africa in order to spread the word of the Mormon church. Whilst Elder Kevin Price is looking forward to his two year mission praying he will be posted to Orlando, his partner Elder Arnold Cunningham, a nerdy overweight missionary is only looking for a best friend. As the unlikely heroes arrive in Uganda their fears are confirmed as they are immediately robbed at gunpoint by a local warlord, General Butt-Fucking-Naked. The local villagers and Mafala Hatimbi soon tell the missionaries about their strategy for coping with life constantly battling against poverty, AIDS and famine, as well as the tyrannical General.
After meeting the other missionaries who have failed to convert the village, the pair develop two different coping strategies for handling the situation. While Elder Price optimistically believes that the Mormon word will prevail, Elder Cunningham finds himself teaching an alternative form of history and religion, one that captures the imagination of the citizens. The pair wrestle with their own integrity and beliefs, coming together to find that they both rely on each other in very similar ways.