The Tony Award and Olivier Award winning show. ★★★★★ “Hilarious” (Sunday Telegraph)
With 9 Tony Awards and 4 Olivier Awards to its name, and the New York Times proclaiming it “the best musical of this century”, The Book of Mormon is one of the must-see shows in London.
Running at the Prince of Wales Theatre, The Book of Mormon is the smash-hit musical bySouth Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone plus Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez, and follows a pair of Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s a long way from Salt Lake City.
The London production won four Olivier Awards in 2014 including Best New Musical, with the original Broadway production scooping 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
The Book of Mormon follows the story of two young Mormon missionaries who are sent to Uganda to convert citizens to the Mormon religion. One of the missionaries, Elder Price, is a hugely enthusiastic go-getter and dedicated to his faith; however, his partner Elder Cunningham is a socially awkward but well meaning nerd who has a habit of bending the truth – a habit which soon lands him in big trouble! On arriving in Africa they discover that in a society plagued by AIDS, poverty and violence, a successful mission may not be as easy as they expected…
The fabulous cast stars KJ Hippensteel (Elder Price), Brian Sears (Elder Cunningham), Stephen Ashfield (Elder McKinley), Richard Lloyd-King as (Mafala Hatimbi) and Asmeret Ghebremichael (Nabulungi).
Book, Music and Lyrics are by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon has choreography by Casey Nicholaw, set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design by Brian Ronan, orchestrations by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus and music supervision and vocal arrangements by Stephen Oremus.
“★★★★★ It’s hilarious. God have mercy upon my soul.” Sunday Telegraph
“★★★★ Indecently funny. The killer whale of comedy.” Evening Standard
“★★★★ Brash, crude, and offensive. A massive hit.” Independent
“★★★★ The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs was scarcely more of a hit.” Time Out
“★★★★ Fearlessly stuffed with foul expletives, full-frontal filth, profound political incorrectness and blasphemy. Screamingly entertaining.” Mail on Sunday
“An unstoppable hit. Damnably clever and sharp.” Telegraph
“A work of genius. Could this be the new golden age for musicals?” Guardian
“The most talked about show in London. Mormon puts itself triumphantly in the middle of the cultural conversation.” The Stage
“I loved this show. It’s completely bonkers. It has a beautiful heart.” Daily Mail