It’s been hailed as “an unstoppable hit, damnably clever and sharp” by The Telegraph, “a work of genius” by The Guardian and “the hit of the year” by The Times and after watching the West End’s latest smash show I tend to agree with them all.
I’m talking about The Book of Mormon and after three months of trying I finally secured tickets to the critically acclaimed musical at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
Written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, best known as the creators of South Park, The Book of Mormon tells the story of two young missionaries sent to a remote village in Uganda. Despite their best intentions the pair has trouble connecting with the locals who are more concerned with war and poverty than religion.
Not only is the script hilarious, the music is catchy and fun, and while some of the lines may not be for the faint hearted, the overall theme will leave you with tears of sentiment as well as tears of laughter.
A far cry from Phantom of the Opera and Cats, The Book of Mormon represents a new wave of theatre – and an extremely funny one at that!