The Book of Mormon

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Multi-award winning musical The Book of Mormon continues to entertain West End audiences with its wildly outrageous humour! Originally opening on Broadway in 2011, the risqué musical has received rave reviews, as well as sweeping the 2011 Tony Awards. On its opening in London, The Book of Mormon was awarded several Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical and Best Theatre Choreographer for director Casey Nicholaw.

Following two Mormon missionaries who are sent to spread the word of the Latter Day Saints in Uganda, The Book of Mormon pokes fun at both race and religion, leaving London audiences in stitches! Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt StoneThe Book of Mormon is a deliberately irreverent comedy with real themes of faith and friendship.

 
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Booking until 24 June 2017
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

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History

The Prince of Wales Theatre opened in 1884 with a production of W.S Gilbert’s The Palace of Truth and a one act comedy, In Honour Bound. Other early productions were an adaptation of A Doll’s House entitled Breaking a Butterfly, a performance of The School for Scandal starring Lillie Langtry and a comic opera, Dorothy.

Towards the end of the 19th century, The Prince of Wales housed several mime performances which increased mime popularity in Britain.

As the theatre entered the 21st Century, more musical comedies were introduced such as Miss Hook of Holland (1907), The Balkan Princess (1910) and Broadway Jones (1914). The run of musicals continued throughout and in the aftermath World War 1, which did not deter the spirit of performance at the theatre. One such performance included Ivor Novello’s first play, The Rat (1924).

Throughout the thirties risqué revue shows such as Voila! Les Dames (1935) were so successful they paid for the theatre to be rebuilt in 1938! Oh la la!

Like in the First World War, it was business as usual as Britain engaged in another period of conflict, with productions such as Piccadilly Hayride which ran for around 2 years, a record for the theatre which was later toppled by The World of Susie Wong (1959) which ran for over 800 performances. Susie Wong was in turn toppled by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love (1989) which ran for over 1,300 performances.

Notable performances in the 1960's included  Funny Girl (1966) with Barbra Streisand, Sweet Charity (1967), and Promises, Promises (1969).

The theatres longest running show to date was Mamma Mia! which transferred to the theatre in 2004 and ran for just over 8 years before moving again, this time to the Novello.

Following from the departure of Mamma Mia!, Beatles gig style musical, Let It Be, ran at the theatre for 4 months from September 2012, departing in 2013 to make way for the London premier of the hotly anticipated broadway transfer of The Book of Mormon.

The Book of Mormon began previews at the Prince of Wales theatre in February 2013, officially opening at the end of March. The show was an early sell out and continues to run at the theatre.

Past Shows

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Let It Be
(closed 19 Jan 2013)
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Mamma Mia!
(closed 1 Sep 2012)