The Book of Mormon
About The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards® and four Olivier Awards, including Best Musical for both, follows a pair of Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far away from Salt Lake City as you can get.
Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of the hilarious TV show ‘South Park’, are the brains behind The Book of Mormon, the international hit musical.This riotous comedy has had audiences in stitches since 2013, and while it draws attention for its mockery of religion, it’s the emotion, passion and conviction of the show that has captured the hearts of its fans.
Elder Price is a rising star amongst his church, with everyone expecting to see great things from this bright young Mormon. When it comes time for him to receive his mission from the church elders, his hopes of jetting off to Orlando are dashed when he is sent to Uganda. Not only that, he is paired with Elder Cunningham, whose challenging personality quirks and poor understanding of the church’s teachings don’t make him an ideal mission companion. Their task is to educate and convert villagers to join the Mormon church, but a local warlord is a challenge they didn’t expect!
What To Watch For
- Robert Lopez (‘Avenue Q’) is also a co-creator of The Book of Mormon, and wrote both the book and the music.
- The show had its first performance at the Prince of Wales theatre on February 25, 2013.
- The terrifying General, whose expletive-laden name can’t be written here, is actually based on a warlord from Liberia. He is best known for going into a battle wearing only a pair of shoes and a gun
2hrs 30min (inc. interval)
Coventry Street, London, W1D 6AS
Originally called Prince's Theatre, The Prince of Wales theatre was designed by architect C W Phipps. In 1937 the venue was rebuilt, and in 2003-4 it was extensively refurbished to the standard it maintains today. It is currently home to the hilarious musical, The Book of Mormon.