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.
I wanted to be amused and I really was! Went for my birthday and I’m still raving about it! The performance was totally full and I can see why it sells out so quick. Don’t go if you’re easily offended - if you’ve got a sense of humour and don’t mind humour close to the bone you’ll love it! Such a great cast! Well done all!
This show was very funny and very irreverent. It should have a health warning for true believers who I feel could easily be offended. I loved it.
Lives up to the hype. So funny. Very clever. Brilliant music. Great cast. Tried to find fault and failed. Go and see it!
Such a great show! Very talented cast, beautiful music, and had me laughing from start to finish. Can't wait to see it again!
We had a good time. Great musical and nice theater.
Believe the hype. We saw this show last night. Amazing performances, lighting... everything was just awesome. Go even if you're easily offended 😉
My third time here. Just as good as the previous two. Actors were incredible, especially Elder Cunningham, hilarious performance.
Liked every bit of it! Loved it so much that I booked tickets right after for when my family is visiting!
I’ve never laughed so hard at a musical in my life!
Fabulously irreverent. Laughed from beginning to end. Should be obtainable on the N.H.S.
Went with my friend have done a lot of the shows really enjoyed the book of Mormons as different don’t go if easily offended
I knew this show was good but I had no idea how brilliant it was. I stayed sat in my seat til the very end because I wanted more. I want to see it again. Great energy, music was genius and atmosphere was buzzing.
Great fun and rewinding after a heavy day at work! Absolutely loved it, Elder Cunningham was hilarious! Very jokey and definitely not for snowflakes!!
What kinda world do we live in where trash like this gets good reviews.
The words were rather inaudible. We enjoyed the spectacle. The leading African girl was lovely.
Very funny! Not for the people who take swearing or religion too seriously!
Great show, laughed all the way through 😂
I have never laughed so hard in my life. Such vocal talent.
Staff at theatre as well as the show were excellent from start to finish.
Where to start, the play was incredibly funny, and touching, songs were absolutely brilliant, venue was great, attendants where so kind and helpful. I a definitely returning.
The book of Mormons is amazingly funny, extremely daring and very intelligent. I enjoyed it a lot and wouldn't mind seeing it again.
Don't let this show pass you by, book your tickets now!
Not for the faint hearted or religious person who takes their religion very seriously. But if you want to laugh out loud and blush at the same time - then this is the play for you. Brilliant cast.
Loved it don't go if you are easily offended. Was just what I needed well done.
This was my 4th time seeing Mormon and I think it gets better every time. Maybe it is just that I spot things I didn't notice before. Whatever it is an amazing night and I highly recommend it, as long as you have an open/broad mind.
Being a fan of South Park I knew what to expect from these writers, but I never thought to be so thoroughly entertained as I was from this play. I was laughing out loud throughout the show and thought the casting was perfect. It was a memorable night of fun for my wife, daughter and myself.
Well acted but a bit too vulgar for us
It’s so well written and acted that you can’t help but laugh. The absurdity of the story is the best part that continuously makes you smile throughout the play!!! Well worth the price of the tickets.
We came last night 30/10/19 for our sons 18th birthday present. He asked us for tickets, whilst obliging we did so without any knowledge of what the show was really about. Boy, we were shocked (in a delightful way). Funny, touching and downright hilarious, I shave told everyone today how great it was. Well done everyone involved, you were all incredible and made a young man and his family very happy. Thanks so much.
Very funny 😂
So bad in such a good way - I've never laughed so hard during a musical performance in my life. Incredible acting, dancing and singing. The script takes everyone and everything for a ride. You start to question everything you've ever heard, but in a comforting way - just turn off the bad feelings! Click. Would def recommend.
Fantastic show laughed from beginning to end!
I haven’t laughed that hard and often in a long time!! The show is really well done and having a photo taken with the lead actors for charity was a bonus👏.
First time seeing the show and really enjoyed it. Got the right mix of storyline, humour and catchy songs. Cast are amazing at what they do. Would definitely recommend and will see again.
Thoroughly enjoyable. I did some research into Mormonism before I went and this helped to understand the play so I would advise that.
I like to have a good laugh, I’m not super PC, I will joke about most things but understand its just a joke. I like The Simpsons, Family Guy and stuff like that. I liked South Park when it first started but soon got over the main joke of kids with foul mouths, and moved on. Thats not to say I dont find some of the epersodes funny, its just a little over the top for me. I wanted to see this show as I was told it was something to do with the guys behind South Park. This show reminded me the TV show, a lot of the jokes are just there for the shock value, but are just not very funny. Thats not to say there are some funny parts but most of its just trying to be shocking. Its better than some shows I’ve seen on stage but its not the funniest.
Laughed throughout the show, cried laughing at times. Very funny, providing your not easily offended...
Absolutely fantastic. Had me smiling and laughing right from the start. If you get chance definitely go see The Book of Mormon. You won't be disappointed.
Second time I'm watching this and it's just as funny if not funnier than the first time. Some updated script which made it even funnier
Brilliant and very funny.
A brilliant play full to the brim with whit. You really must watch this!
took my boyfriend for his first musical - i have seen it before and we both LOVED it! so wrong its right!
Great play witty and naughty a great satire funny and very well acted The fat boy was phenomenal and actors very well chosen and suited the roles . The girl was also sensational and entertaining A must see for all but a few obscene scenes with black penises hanging out
I went solo as my husband had to work during the day. I couldn't understand some of the words while they were singing so I'd see it again with my hubby because I enjoyed it a lot. Staffs were very kind and helpful.
I wondered what I'd come to during the opening scene, but from the minute the boys landed in Uganda i laughed from start to finish! A day later, and I'm still smiling when I think about the show. Full credit to the actors - their energy and sense of humour gets full marks. Worth every penny, and will definitely go again, let alone recommend to others.
What wasn't 5star about this amazing piece of theatre?? Can't wait to watch it again
Laughing from the start to the finish. Not for the easily offended. HASA DIGA EEBOWAI!
This is a fantastic show that I have now seen 3 times - a must for you London Theatre list!
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2 hours 30 minutes including interval.
Good To Know
The production contains strobe lighting, flashing lights and gunshots.
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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