Why See Book of Mormon?
The genre-defining hit!
From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park, comes this rude, crude and utterly hilarious Broadway musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's pretty much as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Brilliantly satirical and ingeniously funny, The Book of Mormon has become the Must See musical of our decade!
The success of The Book of Mormon comes thanks to its talented creative team - the musical was written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning writer of Avenue Q, and co-directed by Mr. Parker and three-time Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone).
What is Book of Mormon about?
'The greatest time of a Mormon kid's life is his mission,' sings Elder Kevin Price before finding out where and who with, his journey starts. But things are not as the handsome and pious Elder Price predicted, when he's paired up with the hapless Elder Cunningham and sent to...UGANDA!
The adventure unfolds as Elder Price and Elder Cunningham try to preach The Book Of Mormon to a community blighted by disease and ruled by an evil War Lord, they learn about themselves, the true meaning of friendship and what religion ultimately means to them.
Taking the World by Storm
The Book of Mormon received its world premiere on Broadway in early 2011 where it opened to considerable praise from critics ranging from the New York Times' Ben Brantley ("The best musical of this century!") to RollingStone magazine ("The new gold standard for Broadway"). It was so successful in fact, that it quickly spawned not one but two US tours and a separate production in Chicago, with the West End's very own (and eagerly anticipated!) production opening in 2013.
The Book of Mormon is one of the West End and Broadway's most successful productions in recent history, and has come to be ranked as one of the best musicals of our time. And though it's about as different to Les Mis or Phantom as chalk is to cheese, we assure you it's every bit as unforgettable!
Did you know?
Surprisingly, there hasn't been any major uproar from the Mormon church, or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In an official statement they good-naturedly agreed that the musical would entertain any audience member for a night but that " the Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever."
Previews from: 25 February 2013
Opening night: 21 March 2013
The Book of Mormon is suitable for audiences aged 18 and upwards. Contains frequent explicit language.
Two hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
Cast and Creative
Dom Simpson as Elder Price
J. Michael Finley as Elder Cunningham
Leanne Robinson as Nabulungi
Steven Webb as Elder McKinley / Moroni
Richard Lloyd King as Mafala Hatimbi
Michael Moulton as General / Satan
Dean Maynard as Price's Dad/ Joseph Smith / Mission President
Tom Xander as Stand-by Elder Cunningham
Ensemble & Swing
Ross Carpenter, Philip Catchpole, James Chisholm, Olly Christopher, Nicholas Collier, Christopher Copeland, Joseph Davenport, Demi Goodman, Jack Greaves, Myles Hart, Will Haswell, Savanna Jeffrey, Alex Lodge, David McMullan, Sackie Osakonor, Etisyai Phillip, Stephen Rolley, Robyn Rose, Lejaun Sheppard, Lukin Simmonds, Bree Smith, Madison Swan, Tommy Wade-Smith, and Dan Walter
Book by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez & Matt Stone
Music & Lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez & Matt Stone
Directed by Casey Nicholaw & Trey Parker
Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw
Scenic design by Scott Pask
Costume design by Ann Roth
Lighting design by Brian MacDevitt
Sound design by Brian Ronan
OLIVIER AWARDS 2014
Best New Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Gavin Creel
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Stephen Ashfield
Best Theatre Choreography - Casey Nicholaw
TONY AWARDS 2011
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Brian MacDevitt
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Scott Pask
Best Book of a Musical: Tery Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Nikki M.James
Best Direction of a Musical: Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker
Best Sound Design of a Play: Brian Ronan
Best Original Score (Musica and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Music & Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
Best Orchestrations: Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus
DRAMA DESK AWARDS 2011
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus
What we thought
Comical musical LOUD!
don't be afraid to be jerked out of your comfort zone for a comedy musical
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What you thought
6 reviews, average rating: (4.9 Stars)
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