In an interview with The Sunday Times this weekend it was rumoured that the Almeida Theatre's current production of ...
The Book of Mormon extends booking to 7 January 2017 in London's West End
The hit musical extends to January 2017.
The hit show is now booking to a few months shy of its fourth birthday 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.
The musical currently stars KJ Hippensteel (Elder Price), Brian Sears (Elder Cunningham), Stephen Ashfield (Elder McKinley), Richard Lloyd-King as (Mafala Hatimbi) and Asmeret Ghebremichael (Nabulungi).
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.