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.
Hilarious, surprising, great performances, great venue
Horrible rude act.
Thoroughly enjoyed the show from start to finish. Very tongue in cheek at times, but it made you think about the world. Energetic and talented cast held your attention throughout.
Many people found this offensive but I think they have missed the point. It pokes fun at stereo-typed religion, ie Mormons but also highlights the ignorance of people who think aids can be cured by having sex with virgins or babies and the horror of female genitalia mutilation. The cast were terrific but if you are easily offended, don’t waste your money.
Everything about it was great. I loved the songs and the story was utterly ridiculous but amazing. Completely feel in love with the characters and there actors. Would 100% recommend to anyone thats to laugh a lot (like a lot a lot).
Exceeded all expectations - we laughed constantly! Would highly reccommend.
Paid £106 per ticket through “from the box office” for a ticket with a face value of £83.75. Their site does not make it clear you are paying an inflated price, I assumed I was paying the actual ticket cost. There is a Book of Mormon website about 12 from the top of your google search and you can buy tickets here without the markup of an unscrupulous reseller. Having said this the show is great!
Easiky, Gods Favourite show. Hilarious a must see in London
So many fantastic funny scenes, characters and songs. This is real laugh out loud fun. Don't take your granny.
Amazing. Cried with laughter all the way through. Some scenes I will never "unsee". Highly recommended but not for the easily offended.
I've personally seen this show four times now, and it is just as funny, if not more, each time!
Stunning comedy. 100% recommended.
My boyfriend and my brother hadn't seen the show but it was definitely their kind of humour. I had already seen it but I laughed just as hard the second time around! What a great cast and performed with such joy and hilarity!
The show was excellent, a few surprises and well-developed characters, beautifully put together.
It's crude, it's fun, and it doesn't take itself too seriously. Good message at the end. Overall top notch!
I'm not offended by bad language, vulgarity or the sacreligious. But this was just cheap American rubbish. Low brow humour I ceased laughing at when I left primary school. No cleverly created lines, just the use of swearing & kids humour. This has succeeded on brilliant PR and the banality that theatre have diminished to in recent years. A big disappointment.
Great show! Funny when it’s supposed to be! And doesn’t leave anyone out when taking the Micky 👍🏻
Funniest show I have seen i a long time , amazing cast
One of the next musicals I’ve seen , I highly recommend it !
I’m from Malaysia. I last watched TBOM about 4+ years ago. It was a stunning experience. The sheer brilliance of the writing blew me away. This time, I brought my daughter along, who is starting Uni here. We had both watched Hamilton last December, which was a bucket list experience which I didn’t even know was on our list ...... it was that good .... Simply put, TBOM, whilst a different experience altogether, is way up there amongst our most jaw drawing theatre experiences ever!
Until now my favourite show was we will rock you which I have seen 4 times. All I know is that this topped it and now I feel I'm going to have to come see it atleast 3 more times. Its sick, dark but most importantly it's hilarious..
Laugh out loud .... fantastic
I've never laughed so much in my life. Wonderful singing and choreography. So irreligious! Hilarious use of foul language. Certainly not for the prudish!
Very funny show from the South Park boys as always, excellent songs and an amazing topic to make fun of. The last minute Brexit joke was forced though.
Absolutely hilarious musical. So glad I watched this!
Did not enjoy the content degrading of the Mormon faith and racially degrading of the people of Uganda. Walked out before the end. Quality of the acting and scene changes was excellent. John H Smith
It’s honestly worth the money!
Last minute plan and really glad I went .... Great seat too J44 - loads of leg room just missed some parts on tight side of stage. Will have to go again for sure!
Hot theatre. Seats very close to one another. Exit was atrocious, if you try and get up at intermission they have a little cart set up selling ice cream that blocks all the people from exiting. The line for the lavatory is incredibly long. Not enough time in intermission to go. We had to leave at intermission. The air quality in the theatre was very bad. Hot and stuffy. Missed 2nd half.
Absolutely fantastic. Close to the bone and had me in stitches 🤣
What a show, fantastically funny from start to finish. Laughed throughout - great acting from all cast members.. vocals were tremendous. Loved it and would highly recommend but def. to adult audience.
We went on my daughter recommendation and were not disappointed. We laughed fit the whole stunning performance
This show has everything. It’s very funny, the music and the story are brilliant, as are the actors. I loved the opening and closing song in particularly. I would recommend to everyone who hasn’t seen it. 10 out of 10.
My first experience seeing any form of musical and I was blown away. I would recommend this show to anyone
Cast and singing brilliant. The content meant to shock rather than provide humour.
Best thing I’ve seen since Matilda. Came out bubbling with energy. The cast are just amazing
Fantastic, I want to see it again
4th time seeing the show, probably not my last. Simply the most fun you can have in any theatre in London in my opinion. Hysterical, but also tons of heart, its perfect
The most funniest show I have ever seen! Was hysterics in the whole time. Highly recommend it.
Must see this again! So funny. The actors were outstanding.
A wonderful evening. Most un-pc sooooo refreshing. Good music, great cast, lovely stage setting, they all danced to perfection. Thank you for filling out hearts with fun.
From the moment the show started to the very end we laughed! Absolutely loved it!
A great show my wife and l enjoyed it and will tell all of our friends
This show was by far one of the best I have ever seen. I've not laughed so much in a long time. I could watch this every day and not tire of it!
Absolutely brilliant thoroughly enjoyed it and have recommended to friends and family it’s a must see. Congratulations to all the cast for making a most enjoyable evening.
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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