After knocking out audiences on Broadway and receiving a raft of Tony and Olivier Awards (oh, and a Grammy for the soundtrack), The Book of Mormon has arrived at the West End.
Comedy duo Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the (slightly warped) brains behind the animated hit South Park, have joined forces again to pen this hilarious musical that manages to simultaneously be incredibly rude, potentially offensive and unexpectedly endearing.
The musical tells the story of two Salt Lake City Mormons sent as missionaries to Uganda. Hoping for a few baptisms and a couple of conversions they get instead some very harsh realities and a particularly unfriendly warlord. And, the darker things get, the funnier they get. This is very smart stuff, with lyrics that will have you weeping with laughter in the aisles and music by Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez that you’ll be humming in the shower for weeks. Targeting everything from religion to consumerism to musicals themselves, The Book of Mormon is a satirical tour de force.
Now calling London’s Prince of Wales Theatre home, The Book of Mormon’s staggering and well-deserved success make it a must-see. With tickets selling out fast, The Book of Mormon is set to make theatre history.
An enjoyable evening
Absolutely loved it! I am not usually someone who likes musicals but The Book of Mormon was funny, informative and amazing. Some of the songs and music were fantastic. Would recommend !
This was my second visit to Book of Mormon. It is such fun. A really good afternoon/evening out as long as you are not easily offended.
My wife and I went to see this after seeing the review ratings but quite honestly it made fun of some areas which are no-go for us, e.g. sex with a baby, cancer, gay people, Ugandan people, and so on. We are not prudish and are ok with bad language and sexual references, and the overall performances were otstanding. Some bits were very funny but we left feeling a little unhappy about much of it. I would not recommend this to anyone I know.
Was very disappointed in this production I found it totally banal, childishly rude ( I am no prude) swearing gratuitously. All this made the audience in general very happy but as a seasoned theatre goer - and as such open minded - I found it boring - dance routines very samey and uninteresting, and the music lacking in variety and musicality.
The funniest thing I have ever seen. Will be recommending to everyone!!!
Raucous, hilarious, cringe-inducing fun! Not for the faint hearted, no prisoners are taken in this mockery of organised religion. However, the songs, and hilarious storytelling make this a great night out if you're not easily offended!
What an amazing show. The cast and crew put on a fantastic performance. The songs and script were brilliant. I can’t recommend it enough.
Hilarious tongue in cheek look at religion life different cultures and people. The cast were outstanding performers and the music songs and lyrics were very clever and excellently performed.
Most hilarious musical. Full of laughter and a good time!
This was flat out the funniest thing I have seen in ages!! Loved every second!!
Over all a very enjoyable,funny show some might be offended by its content so if you are easily offended give it a miss...if not definitely go see it...👍👍👍👍
Best play I have ever seen and with good seating
My girlfriend and I found this musical extremely hilarious and some what educational! An absolute classic exactly you would expect from these writers. We feel it would definitely offend religious Americans which is exactly why we would recommend it to all our friends absolute 5 star performance the performers where excellent, the music was on point the whole evening.
The staging, signing, etc. was superb. the plot was bizarre, but often very funny.
Simply an outstanding show. Second time going and won’t be my last
Not as non PC as I had imagined it would be but definitely not for those easily shocked or offended Sharp. Funny. Accurate. A good watch
Super cast, high energy performance throughout. Belly laugh funny
So funny, definitely worth a watch!
This is possibly my favourite show that I have seen to date. Not all around me felt the same way (sensitive disposition, maybe) but the show is hilarious all the way though. If you are easily offended then I would save your money, but most would laugh throughout! Would love to see again.
Such clever funny songs.. Refreshing
Mine and my daughters 2nd time and we absolutely love it!...I’m sure we maybe back. The show and cast are fabulous and highly recommend for a fantastic night out at the theatre ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This was hilariously brilliant! Loved every moment!
Brilliant both the acting dancing and singing by the cast. An enjoyable experience was had by us both
Well choreographed, super singing but not as funny as we had been led to believe. Still, a pleasant way to spend an Afternoon in January
Funny, engaging and definitely worth it!!
The show was amazing, stunning, just everything about it was great! The singing, the choreography, the set design and the musicians were all great!
Believe everything people say - it is absolutely brilliant
I bought tickets for my boyfriend for Christmas as we like South Park and team American etc and the whole play was bloody amazing! I’d 10/10 totally see it again.
Poignant, hilarious, well-acted
The Book of Morman is absolutely hilarious it’s a must see just not for the easily offended . Just a word of warning if you book through fromtheboxoffice you will be charged an extra 25% I did not notice this until I collected the tickets so an £80 ticket cost £100 from them, they assure me it was in the small print.
Thoroughly enjoyed this. Music good, and brilliant performances by all. A good night out.
Absolutely brilliant from the start to end didn’t want it to finish . I will be back!
This show just stimulates every funny nerve in me
This was the only piece of theatre that I honestly considered leaving halfway through. Sorry but I just did not get it and the clearly racist undertone was not grounded enough to be considered all in the name of comedy so frankly it was offensive to anyone with any form of moral compass. Joking about intercourse with babies was too far.
Satricially funny, Not for the PC faint of heart, was hilarious from start to finish!
We had heard many good things about this show from lots of others so decided to book. They were not wrong, it was hilarious and we laughed constantly. I would 100% recommend to anybody thinking about booking. The cast were all amazing and I can’t complain about any aspect of this experience.
What a disappointing evening, after so many good reviews to go to see a dreadful show. Very poor story line and not really funny at all. The experience was like the story of "The emperors new clothes" with everyone laughing because everyone else was. I've been to see almost every show in the west end and this was the biggest disappointment ever, on New Years Eve too.
Just fantastic!!! The cast were phenomenal. This has to be the best musical I have ever seen, not just because of the gut busting funny lyrics but the cast were so talented. An absolute must see.
Very funny, great music, great actor’s work. 10 over 10!
Absolutely fabulous evening Well worth going recommend
After being recommended this show, we booked for New Year’s Eve, lovely theatre and the seats row t next to the sound booth had a good all round view, the show is funny from the get go with humour to suite all (or not) great casting .
This is a fantastic play, but please don't go if you are easily offended. Luckily I'm not! Excellent performances all round, how some of those lines are delivered was a masterclass! Very, very funny, and the song and dance routines were also hiarious. Great afternoon's entertainment 😁
Great production, great cast. Entertain and so politically wrong which made it so amazing
A deliciously, devilish, dark and devious production.
Hilariously entertaining from start to finish. Played beautifully by all the characters! Such accomplished singing and choreography. 5 stars all the way!
The actors were all outstanding; it was a true joy to watch them perform.
Absolutely fantastic musical. Up beat, satirical look at the world of Mormon missionaries.
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2 hours 30 minutes including interval.
Good To Know
The production contains strobe lighting, flashing lights and gunshots.
Please note: The seating plans are not accurate representations of the auditorium. While we try to ensure they are as close to the actual theatre plan as possible we cannot guarantee they are a true representation. Customers with specific requirements are advised to discuss these with the theatre prior to booking to avoid any confusion.
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Suitable For Children
Parental advisory: Explicit language.
When Can I Go
Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday: 2.30pm
Where Do I Go
Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry Street, London, W1D 6AS
By Train-Charing Cross (approx. 550m), Leicester Square
By Tube- Piccadilly Circus (approx. 150m), Charing Cross (approx. 550m)
By Bus -14, 19, 38