The Book Of Mormon – Announces West End Musical Transfer
The title doesn’t give much away but the musical has taken Broadway by storm. Since opening in March 2011 at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, The Book of Mormon has rewritten the rules of modern theatre – and will soon be playing in the West End!
by Patrick Healy
Writing team behind controversial TV series South Park, collaborated once again in the making of the show and have created a success. (It is sold out until January!) The writers have previously created music for Avenue Q and also wrote Cannibal: The Musical.
The edgy musical refers to everything from religion to consumerism to the economy. The musical itself is set around two Mormons and their journey to Uganda as they embark on a Mormon missionary to convert a local tribe. The cultural differences are a shock for both the tribe and the two young men and do their best to convert them.
Although the controversial subject doesn’t exactly scream “musical”, the show is full of satire, humour and great musical numbers – and should follow the same success as Broadway. At the Tony Awards, the show won 9 awards include Best Musical.
A West End transfer is eminent as it has been confirmed that The Book of Mormon will open in March 2013 at the Prince of Wales Theatre once Mamma Mia! has moved to the Novello Theatre.
We will hopefully hear more about this musical soon so will keep you posted! We can’t wait to hear more about the characters and cast!