- Nothing is sacred in this hilariously rollicking religious satire that follows the misadventures of two hapless Mormon missionaries in Africa
- From the relentlessly irreverent minds of Trey Parker and Matt Stone (creators of South Park), and songwriter Robert Lopez (of Avenue Q fame)
- The production was voted "Funniest Musical in the West End", and the New York Times called the show "The best musical of this century"
The Book of Mormon is not just irreverent, it's a joyously uplifting - yet scathing - sing-a-long satire. A hit on Broadway, around the US, and for three years in London's West End, it broke the musical mold, and doesn't care about putting it back together again.
This hilariously outrageous satirical show puts Mormonism, consumerism, economics, Western condescension, the Lion King and about a hundred other things in its sights as it slaughters every sacred cow it can.
A smash hit since it arrived in the West End in 2013, The Book of Mormon follows two young Mormon missionaries who get sent to Uganda to bring news of the Latter Day Saints to some villagers. They soon discover that, in a society plagued by AIDS, famine, poverty and violence, their mission may be more difficult than initially anticipated.
While it features plenty of shocking language, you may surprise yourself by singing along to them. Because, beneath the shock and foul language is a story with plenty of heart. In fact, the co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone call the show "an atheist love letter to religion").
And, if you're wondering how the Mormon Church feels about this musical, the answer is that the church regularly buys advertising in the playbills - because if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
And when it comes to Book of Mormon, you should definitely join 'em - it's the hottest ticket around.
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