The Book of Mormon

Musicals

West End

Prince of Wales Theatre

Until Sat Jan 10 2015

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    Billy Harrigan Tighe, A.J. Holmes and Lucy St Louis

  • © Johan Persson

    Alexia Khadime and A.J. Holmes

  • © Johan Persson

  • © Johan Persson

    Billy Harrigan Tighe and Chris Jarman

  • © Johan Persson

© Johan Persson

Billy Harrigan Tighe, A.J. Holmes and Lucy St Louis

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The Book of Mormon 2014 - 2015

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  • Tue Sep 30
    19:30
    £37.50-£95. Runs 2hrs 30mins
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Hammertime
2 of 2 found helpful

It says something about their reputations going before them, but I was actually expecting this to be more extreme. It's hardly take-your-gran material though and still incredibly unique on the west end stage. 


I would have liked to have seen more from the supporting Mormons too, they were brilliant, so I was disappointed they were under-used. 


But as an intelligent spectacle on a grand scale, it's a pretty magnificent beast.

Natasha Bibi
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Ah Book of Mormon...It took me such a long time to see you, and my expectations were so high. And yep, they were pretty much met! The first act is, as is often the way, the most hilarious and engaging. I laughed so hard at at least two of the songs. Though I must admit, there were often moments when I genuinely cringed, and thought maybe they were going a little too far. Certain topics (if you see it, you'll know what I mean) that are in bad taste, rather than being ironically funny. My aunt and uncle asked me if they should see it, and I said no: The type of humour is really only suitable for those with dark sides! But if you enjoy that kind of humour, definitely see it - it can be very, very funny.

Jennifer F

I have already seen Book of Mormon twice and have not ruled out a third. It is hilarious and the music is so catchy you will be singing slightly inappropriate songs for days.


I was expecting it to be funny, if a little odd (consider the vague description), but I wasn't expecting it to be quite so funny! I spent most of it laughing, sniggering, giggling and out right guffawing; so much so that I actually missed some of the song lyrics (remedied by buying the soundtrack!) 

I wouldn't recommend it for children, or the more uptight PC sort, but anyone who knows how to have a laugh should definitely try and get a ticket (you'll have to remortgage your home to afford it, but it'll be totally worth it)!

Without giving too much away: 10/10, black humour, laugh out loud spectacle that I would recommend! Keep an eye on Time Out London and Theatre People for new dates and cheap on the spot tickets :)

Jiwen Z

Most hilarious musical I've ever seen. No wonder why the tickets are always so popular. Definitely recommend to all.

Peter Cumming

I've been wanting to see this for sometime so was over the moon when I saw the great offer form Time Out, the show didn't disappoint. Side splitting controversies from the word go. Note of warning this is not one for the easily offended. (Or blindingly religious!).

Intelligent, controversial comedy genius.

Haas diga eebowai!

Phi M

Guys you can take an uber taxi to this for free if you are a first time user, with the promotion code "uberisthefuture". Praise be to God!

Robert W

This is the funniest show I have ever seen in the theatre and I've seen hundreds over the years. It is such a pity they could never expose other religions in the same way as they would both have to go into hiding. But that's religion for you. Not to be missed if you enjoy laughing and are not a stick in the mud or obviously a Mormon. 

SpobyEzria

I am Mormon myself and every time I think about this it just makes me sick. It feels like a slap in the face, but it isn't even realistic at all. It creates misconceptions that really hurt.

Ciaran Sanders

Original, fun, clever, and an utterly hilarious spectacle. The singing and dancing was so impressive. The whole thing was amazing! The best 2 and a half hours I have spent in London!

Henriette

This is not something you want to miss out on! The whole theatre was laughing from beginning to end. You will most likely find yourself singing 'Hello' all the way home.

C. Richmond

When things come highly recommended by masses from all directions, it can be a let down. I am really happy to say that this show that lived up to the raves. I was prepared for mass crudeness, there is some, but not to the extent I expected. It is a feel good show, with uplifting music, real belly laughs, giggles but also some seriousness. Was in the dress circle quite high up and could still see well, great theatre, art deco style, feels like an ocean liner of c1920s . I am not that hot on musicals but would see this again. Go with an open mind and prepare to be seriously entertained and amused!

Vicky Ball

Laugh a minute, from the moment we took our seats we were in stitches. But be warned this is not for the easily offended! Our seats were high but it didn't detract from the performance. Very efficient service from Time Out, tickets arrived promptly. I'd highly recommend this for a fun night out.

Elisabeth Elphick

This show will have you gasping in shock and crying with laughter all in the same minute. The acting was brilliant as was the singing and the storyline. You will need to go in there prepared to be slightly shocked otherwise you'll be finding yourself maybe offended by some of the story but as long as you are aware of this you should enjoy it immensely. The whole show is brilliant,there wasn't one part that I would say wasn't amazing. All in all a great night and a great show. Definitely recommend and I'm sure we will be back to see it again.

S Mahar

Hilarious from start to finish! Great fun and a wonderful night out. You'll find yourself humming the songs all the way home.

Audrey Lee

I am seventy six and half crippled with arthritis but I was determined to blast a way from Sussex to see this play because I did not believe anyone could make a musical out of a religion. Well, they did and they did it by throwing all fear and squeamishness to the winds - an iconoclastic scalpel was used to cut down beliefs everyone knew to be not just stupid but plain wrong - superstitious ways of curing aids, female genital mutilation and perverted teaching about God . I loved it. It was, above all else, honest - even more so than funny (I wish I could read all the words). That's leaving out the incredible energy and talent of the dancing and singing! What superb theatre!

Charlotte

A delight from beginning to end, the Book of Mormon was utterly hilarious, cleverly crafted and impeccably performed. Witty, filthy, irreverent, but never careless or crass, although I'm not sure my Catholic mother would approve of the "F*%! You God" number. My fiance and I left the theatre humming the tunes and woke up this morning with them still ringing in our ears. A must see.

Jessica

One of the best musicals I've ever seen. Biting satire, but not for the faint hearted! We laughed through every minute of the performance. The production was slick, music was excellent (we were humming all the way home), and well worth the ticket price.

Jim

A very enjoyable romp, with irreverent humour, good music and several messages there which can leave you thinking. Some of the subject matter can make you cringe, and one wonders if it was necessary, but then don't take your maiden aunt. Can't wait for the sequel - the Book of Arnold.

Elizabeth Moore

Probably one of the best musicals I've seen in the West End! How they manage to smile like that from start to finish is beyond me! Quality cast, laugh a minute [good sense of humour required!] ...I'd see it again in a heartbeat!

Ursula

Good perfomances, lots of energy, but really did not live up to expecations. Was expecting it to be much funnier and a lot sharper, sort of a bit obvious. A fun musical but nothing special.

Kim Mann

This show has you laughing, singing along, and all round enjoyment for 2 and a half hours non-stop. A cross between high school musical and curb your enthusiasm!

Paul

Brilliant! It's more Team America than South Park. It's camp, hugely engaging and hilarious. We had the understudy for the main part and he was perfect. Can't imagine the lead being better. Fantastic voices, endearing characters and plenty of laughs.

Tom

Disappointing. It was a good show and there were definitely some funny moments but I was expecting a lot more after all of the hype. Granted it's in a different medium but an average episode of South Park is far funnier

Ed

Fun, well-choreographed, with some great gags. Somehow though I was expecting more - there needed to be more bite.

Kerry Youlden

The Book of Mormon was one of the most hilarious shows I have seen for such a long time! Pushing the comedy boundaries, but in a camp and incredibly endearing way that makes you feel unsure whether you should be laughing or sympathising with the characters. Wonderfully outstanding performances from all cast members; which you do not often see. Appealing to people of all ages and walks of life ... but prepare to be shocked! (In a good way!) Fantastic theatrical experience that I have now told EVERYONE about! I'd go again in an instant!

Gillian

Fabulous show! Saw it for the second time, and it continued to delight and amuse. I came out and my cheeks hurt from smiling and laughing so much.

Katy McCann

Great show, not for the faint hearted or easily offended! I laughed the entire way through as did the entire audience, a definite must see.

Paul

It might be worth skipping a meal or two if that's what it takes to buy one of these Mormon tickets: they're not cheap, but they are worth every penny. A show that will have you grinning from ear to ear and singing along to the chirpy melodies (before you realise just WHAT the lyrics area - not to be repeated on the tube afterwards), whilst looking around for permission to laugh. Don't worry, everyone else will be bouncing on their seats, unable to keep in the giggles because of the outrageous, satirical comedy. A must-see.

lynda

Laughed 'til I cried!!! As always, South Park creators are equal opportunity offenders!

Ramn

Funny from begging to end, my cheeks were hurting from laughing so much. Must see, especially for a south park fan, the jokes can be offensive and need to be taken lightheartedly but the acting and production is brilliant. Worth every penny!

Paul

Fantastic show, we were laughing from the very start! Would 100% recommend it but go with an open mind and don't go if you are easily offended!

Keith Lovell

Very funny straight from the first scene! Close to the knuckle on a number of occasions and not for the easily offended. Even listening to the CD soundtrack makes me smile a week after seeing the show. Highly recommended!!

Darren Grange

I had heard so many people say that this was a fantastic show, I just had to see it for myself. How wrong was they, it's not fantastic its Awesome!!!!!! I havent laughed so much in a long time and was by far the best production I have seen this year. Can't wait to get tickets to see it again.

Dimitri

The show was just amazing!!! Funny scenario, great actors, perfect production!!

Mark

Absolutely hilarious and really well done. At certain points you think 'did they really just say that?!' Not for the easily offended. Somehow, they take subject matter that you would think taboo in musical theater and presented it in such a way that will make you laugh to tears. Enjoy laughing at things that are normally out of bounds to everyday humour and watch the offence ripple round the theatre.

Laryn

Amazing. The writers are so talented in making fun and joking with a message. If you are offended by this production, you didn't get it. I grew up Mormon, served a mission, and they are bang on in their observations of missionary life for the Mormons. It was funny, the music was great, and the talent was perfect. I would recommend show to everyone, but if you are offended by light hearted poking fun at everyone and everything, this is not your show.

Karen Blake

I have never felt so uncomfortable in a theatre as I did when I went for a night out in London recently to watch this musical, I didn't enjoy this production at all.. If this is what entertainment has come to, I'm disheartened; yes I was offended by the content. The actors where wonderful they certainly put their hearts and voices into the performance, so it wasn't this that made my birthday evening something I would have rather avoided. It was the portrayal of the content the unabashed disregard for other people’s feelings and beliefs. I am not religious, and yet- neither would I have thrown Christians to the Lions in Rome, or gone to watch the spectacle.. Others seemed to have a different view to mine in the theatre that night. I believe a lot did at the Coliseum in Rome also...

Donal O'Hanlon

Very funny show. But. Even for a musical there is tooooo much music: the plot is just getting interesting and characters developing when, bang, we have another song & routine. This could be justified were it not that the fact that next day I could not hum you ONE tune from the show and I am a good musician! Choreography and set are outstanding as are the REALLY hard-working cast. Lives up to its South Park genesis!

Siobhan

Absolutely hilarious and really well done. At certain points it left me thinking 'did they really just say that?!' Not for the easily offended, but I'd definitely go again. Catchy tunes too - I want the soundtrack! A great night out.

Andrew Miller

While some of the subject matter may not be for everyone, this was the most original and funniest production I have seen, Somehow, they took subject matter that you would think taboo in musical theater and presented it in such a way that I laughed to tears. I definitely want to see this one again!

Leona Sharkey

I took my husband to see this for his birthday and he hates musicals so I was slightly apprehensive but very quickly saw by his reaction that I'd gotten it right. It's very well cast and has the perfect balance of talented singers/actors with edgy comedy writing. Favourite quote: 'I can't believe Jesus called me a dick!'

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