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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (3.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 8

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5.0 star rating Beth from London,

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR.

I saw this on broadway with the opening cast and it was fantastic so couldn't wait for it to hit the west end. The lead characters were amazing and as good as the original cast. The ensemble were fantastic and I couldn't criticise any of it. Is it rude? Yes. Is it offensive absolutly not. Infact the story line is so clever and fills you with hope and endearment, the music was expertly written and the dancing was slick, clever and totally entertaining. If you are a fan of musicals this is a MUST see.

5.0 star rating Sara from Gloucestershire, UK

I COULDN'T FAULT IT

I saw this last night and thought it was excellent from the word go. Thankyou so much to every single member of the cast. I really enjoyed watching all of you because you all have your own personalities and passion and you believe in it totally. You've really inspired me. My only comment would be that the £75 price tag means it's quite inaccessible to most people although it's been years since I went to the West End and maybe that is the price now (?) I recommend this show and I'm not a fan of musicals. If you want something edgy and different and the thrill of seeing incredible talent then you will have a really good time :-)

5.0 star rating Theatrelover from London,

NOT YOUR MOTHER'S MUSICAL BUT OH, SO MUCH FUN!

I saw the Book of Mormon with a friend and what can I say, we laughed from start to finish. Sometimes it was that slightly awkward laughter, sometimes the "Oh my gosh, did they just say that?" laughter and other times the belly-filled laughter from songs and scenes that are just plain hilarious. It's rude and offensive and probably something you wouldn't watch with you folks, but its the most fun I've had in a theatre in a looong time!

5.0 star rating Jane from London,

BRILLIANT

Hilarious show, loved every minute.

5.0 star rating Sue from Wales

WEAR YOUR WATERPROOF MASCARA

Clever, funny and brilliantly performed. Best show I've seen for years. Laughed so much I looked like a demented panda at the end of the evening, or so my romantic husband told me.

4.5 star rating Jimbo from London

DEFINITELY WORTH A TRIP TO THE PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE

Shocking, funny and a bit twisted but very entertaining - well worth seeing!

1.0 star rating Ella ET from London, England

THE RACIST AND STEREOTYPICAL PORTRAYAL OF AFRICANS ARE HARMFUL AND DISAPPOINTING. IT HAS NO ON STAGE PLACE IN 2022.

The depiction of Ugandans as AIDS infested people living in mud huts who carry around their AIDS infested babies, whose women have all been subject to FGM is an incredibly harmful stereotype that simply isn’t funny. This isn’t a matter of being “too woke” it’s a matter of changing a disgusting image of Africa that has been perpetuated by white people for centuries. It is this exact mentality that emboldened Darwin to declare that Africans were “savage progenitors”, giving power to theory that Africa was a “dark” continent filled with barbarians who ought to be tamed. So seeing such a rich and vibrant country like Uganda being relegated to huts where wild animals roam free, with unintelligent people where warlords with absurd names like ‘General Butt Fucking Naked’ go around performing Female Genital Mutilation is quite simply racist. Africa is not a continent where people go around carrying chickens, Africans are not imbeciles and this depiction of them in the Book of Morman is not only factually wrong and offensive it simply isn’t satirical. The Book of Mormon producers and screenwriters worked so hard to get the facts about LDS right but failed woefully or couldn’t be bothered to do the same for Uganda. There are many other aspects of Uganda, it’s politics and culture that the writers could have written about that wouldn’t be incredibly racist and inflammatory. In summary, I’m not telling you not to watch the show, but if you do, be aware of how harmful and debilitating such depictions of Africa and Africans can be.

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Don't be afraid to be jerked out of your comfort zone for a comedy musical

Don't be afraid to be jerked out of your comfort zone for a comedy musical. Yes, it's rude, it's lewd, even. But that's exactly why we loved it!

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