The completely outrageous award winning musical from the creators of South Park is back live on stage and still wonderfully offensive!
After making the jump over the pond the outrageous U.S musical The Book Of Mormon is now firmly cemented in the West End at the Prince Of Wales Theatre. From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with Avenue Q's Robert Lopez, the musical has won numerous awards on Broadway including 9 Tony Awards.
This hilarious show focuses on a pair of teenage Mormons who are sent on a mission to a dangerous part of Uganda to spread the word. What follows is a complete riot of song and dance numbers mixed with profanity, mayhem and outrage!
The Book Of Mormon doesn't take itself too seriousely and far from offending, the show has been so far embraced by all - including Mormons by managing to be mocking, outrageous and satirical but also surprisingly moral. This is a must-see musical and is one of the hottest tickets in town!
Seating PlanPrince of Wales Theatre Seating Plan
Address31 Coventry Street, London, W1D 6AS
Directions from nearest tube
(2mins) Take Coventry Street and the theatre is be past the London Trocadero on your right.
(Haymarket) 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88, 139
Night Bus Numbers
(Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 88, 139, N3, N13, N18, N19, N38, N97, N136, N550, N551
Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (1min)
Within Congestion Zone
They can be. This is a very popular musical and the top tickets can sell for over £250 each at weekends and during peak times such as school holidays. We have noticed in the past 12 months though that prices for tickets to The Book Of Mormon do seem to have calmed down a little in off peak periods and midweek so some value is creeping in slowly if you are flexible with dates and can do a little research.
It is extremely rare to see discounts for The Book Of Mormon tickets however for midweek performances they regularly sell at face value with no booking fees during quiet periods and while there are hardly ever any 'official' discounts, prices can often fluctuate and get marked down to fill the theatre in quiet weeks.
With the exception of super peak periods like school holidays or Christmas week, the Wednesday matinee performance seems to regularly offer great value if you are looking for cheap tickets to The Book Of Mormon with prices starting from around £20.
The Prince Of Wales Theatre is one of the few West End theatres that has very few seats that come with restrictions to the view as there are no pillars to negotiate your way around and the overhang from the circle is not a problem. There are a few seats on each side of the stalls that do have a slight restriction but even that is minimal and is also reflected in the price. Any tickets to The Book Of Mormon that have even the slightest restriction to your view should be marked as R/V on the seating plan and also on the ticket itself to give you full transparency about your purchase.
Before booking your tickets to The Book Of Mormon, always make sure that you are using either an official ticket agent or book directly from the box office itself at the Prince Of Wales Theatre. When booking tickets online, only use websites that are either members of, or are affiliated with the Society Of London Theatre (SOLT) and/or the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR) which should be clearly visible on the website. If you are buying tickets from retail outlets such as the shops in and around Leicester Square it is always advisable to ask whether they are 'official' vendors prior to purchase to avoid any confusion.
The show was written and brought to the stage by Matt Stone, Trey Parker and Robert Lopez. Parker and Stone are best known as the creative team who found international fame with the hit comedy show South Park, while Lopez has also worked on shows such as Avenue Q and more recently Frozen. The trio also own the intellectual property of the show. The West End production has been brought to the stage by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres.
The show lasts for 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval.
The show has been described as 'offensive', 'crude', 'disrespectful', 'outrageous' and 'blasphemous' as the writers deliberately poke fun at different cultures and religion and pretty much everything that could possibly cause offence to people looking to be offended! For patrons who possess skin that is a little thicker though and who can find humour where it looks to be found then it is also very funny!
Due to the explicit adult content, nature and themes featured in the show, the recommended minimum age to watch The Book Of Mormon at the Prince Of Wales Theatre is 18 years. Please be aware that patrons under the age of 15 will not be admitted to the theatre.
The Show first premiered in New York at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on March 24th 2011. The West End production opened at the Prince Of Wales Theatre on February 25th 2013 and has been the resident show at the venue ever since.
This is a very debatable point but as the old saying goes, 'the proof of the pudding is in the eating' and after grossing over $500 million since it was first performed in 2011 we can only surmise that there is a very large worldwide audience that can find laughter and enjoyment in material that is not diluted by the political correctness that has crept into so many parts of the society that we live in.
Believe it or not the Matt Stone, Trey Parker and Robert Lopez actually began discussing the original idea for the show all the way back in 2003, a full 8 years prior to the show opening in New York!
The show has won a bucket load of awards including 9 Tony Awards in 2011 and the 2012 Grammy Award for 'Best Musical Theater Album' with the original Broadway cast recording going on to reach number 3 in the Billboard Chart.