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The Book of Mormon extends booking in London's West End
The hit musical extends to 27 May 2017.
The hit show is now booking into its fourth year in London, after officially opening on 21 March 2013, following previews from 25 February. The London transfer was met with mainly positive reviews with many praising its original concept and polished production: "Cleverly written...enormously enjoyable" (Londontheatre.co.uk); "Decadent and self-indulgent musical" (Telegraph); "mildly amusing" (Guardian); "Loved it" (Independent).
The Book Of Mormon was nominated for six Olivier Awards, taking home four including the awards best Best Choreography, Best Actor in a Musical (Gavin Creel) and Best New Musical. In New York, the original production opened in 2011 and won nine Tony Awards including the award for Best New Musical. It continues to play to packed capacity houses at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Broadway, where it is regularly one of the top grossing shows.
The musical currently stars KJ Hippensteel (Elder Price), Cody Jamison Strand (Elder Cunningham), Alexandra Ncube (Nabulungi), Steven Webb (Moroni/Elder McKinley), Richard Lloyd King (Mafala Hatimbi), Dean Maynard, Michael Moulton, Kelly Agbowu, Chanice Alexander-Burnett, Philip Catchpole, Nicholas Collier, Christopher Copeland, Brendan Cull, Joshua Da Costa, Joseph Davenport, Nicole Dennis, Jonathan Dudley, Myles Hart, Alex Lodge, Joshua Lovell, Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky, Nicholas McLean, David McMullan, David O'Reilly, Sackie Osakonor, Stephen Rolley, Scott Sutcliffe, Ngozi Ugoh, Anna Van Ruiten, Rodney Vubya, Tommy Wade-Smith and Harry Wright.
The Book Of Mormon follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get - Uganda. As they attempt to bring the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to a community ravaged by War Lords and disease, the pair find their friendship and faith tested by the extreme situations they find themselves in.
The musical is written by the team behind 'South Park' and has book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. It is directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, designed by Scott Pask, lighting by Brian MacDevitt, choreography by Casey Nicholaw, costumes by Ann Roth, sound by Brian Ronan. It is produced in the West End by Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin and Sonia Friedman Productions.
The Book of Mormon tickets for the new booking period are now on sale.