‘The Book of Mormon’ Musical, London.

The Book of Mormon Poster (Photo Credit: David McKelvey, via flickr)
The Book of Mormon Poster (Photo Credit: David McKelvey, via flickr)

★★★★ ‘Brash, crude, and offensive. A massive hit.’ – The Independent

★★★★★ ‘It’s hilarious. God have mercy upon my soul.‘ – Sunday Telegraph

★★★★★ ‘It’s not just great: it’s Mormonumental’ – Huffington Post

The Book of Mormon Poster (Photo Credit: David McKelvey, via flickr)
The Book of Mormon Poster (Photo Credit: David McKelvey, via flickr)

People don’t visit London for the sights alone. London’s West End is renowned for showcasing some of the best on stage performances such as ‘The Lion King‘ and ‘Les Miserables‘. Some of these shows are for a limited time while others have made home in the London theatre scene. ‘The Book of Mormon‘ is one of the latter. It has been running in ‘The Prince of Wales Theatre‘ since 2013 becoming one of the most successful shows to grace the London stage.

It was created by the Robert Lopez, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are also the creators of the ever popular TV cartoon, ‘South Park‘. That information alone should give an audience an idea of the type of humour the musical conceives.

So what is the show about? ‘The Book of Mormon’ is a crude, comedic masterpiece that centres around two newly trained Mormon missionaries who are sent to Africa to preach the their religion. Unfortunately this is easier said than done. Add to this an array of hilarious and catchy musical numbers and you have two hours constant entertainment.

The Prince of Wales Theatre, London. (Photo Credit: David McKelvey via flickr)
The Prince of Wales Theatre, London. (Photo Credit: David McKelvey via flickr)

Be warned, this show is not for everyone. The show is funny but a lot of the humour could be quite offensive to some people. To be able to see the brilliance of this musical you should not take it too seriously.

The show has won four Olivier awards to date.

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