The Book of Mormon
Buy The Book of Mormon musical tickets for outrageous comedy and a toe-tapping score
The Book of Mormon is the multi-award winning smash-hit Broadway musical from creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, with music by Avenue Q maestro Robert Lopez. With several Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical and Best New Musical, under its belt, The Book of Mormon musical continues to entertain audiences at the Prince of Wales Theatre with its wild combination of hilariously outrageous and offensive humour!
Originally opening on Broadway in 2011 and the West End in 2013, The Book of Mormon follows the journey of two Mormon Elders who are sent from their base in Salt Lake City, USA, to the middle of Uganda for missionary duties. On arrival in Africa, Elder Price and Elder Cunningham are shocked by the cultural differences between them and the initially hostile villagers.
In an attempt to settle in to their new surroundings, Elder Cunningham preaches a strange Star Wars interpretation of the holy book to the natives whilst Elder Price demonstrates his resolve as a missionary. Soon, the pair integrate with the Ugandans and meet Nabulungi, the tribe leader’s daughter who soon becomes infatuated by the idea of the USA and “Sal Tlay Ka Siti”. As they begin to form friendships with the villagers, who are becoming receptive to the idea of Mormonism, the pair star to being their own Mormon faith into question.
Winning a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, The Book of Mormon musical has an incredibly memorable score, including songs such as “Hello”, “Two by Two”, “Turn It Off” and “I Believe”. The show was created and written by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, and directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw – an award-winning creative team who know a thing or two about parody, satire, and downright crass humour!
Parker and Stone are best known to television fans as the creators of South Park, and well-versed in toeing the line between outrage and laughter in their comedy. Lopez’ credits include Avenue Q on stage, and he wrote songs for Disney’s Frozen, Frozen II and Coco. He is also just one of 18 people to have won the EGOT: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award.
Nicholaw’s other credits include Disney’s Aladdin musical, Shakespeare send-up Something Rotten!, Mean Girls, The Prom and Some Like It Hot. He also choreographed Monty Python’s Spamalot. Nicholaw has a Tony and Olivier Award winner for his work on The Book of Mormon.
The Book of Mormon opened in London in 2013 after a hugely popular Broadway premiere and has played at the Prince of Wales Theatre ever since. It was nominated for an impressive six Olivier Awards and won four, including Best New Musical and Best Actor in a Musical (Gavin Creel).
The current cast of The Book of Mormon musical in London includes Dom Simpson as Elder Price, Conner Peirson as Elder Cunningham, Leanne Robinson as Nabulungi, Steven Webb as Elder McKinley, Richard Lloyd King as Mafala Hatimbi and Edward Baruwa as the General.
Bold, brave and shocking, The Book of Mormon musical is rife with humour that pokes fun at race and religion, but has as much heart as it does humour. This is the ultimate risqué musical that leaves the audience in absolute stitches from start to finish!
The Book of Mormon musical is recommended for ages 18 and up and contains extremely explicit adult content, themes and language. Under 15’s will not be admitted into the auditorium.