Following a sold out run on Broadway, the West End premiere of the Book of Mormon will begin preview performances at the Prince of Wales Theatre in February 2013.
From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon is a bad-taste satirical take on both organised religion and traditional musical theatre. The show opened on Broadway in March 2011 and gained positive reviews and numerous awards including nine Tony Awards.
Two young Mormon missionaries are sent from Salt Lake City to a remote village in northern Uganda where a brutal warlord is threatening the local population. Naive and optimistic, the two missionaries try to share their scriptures - which only one of them knows very well - but have trouble connecting with the locals, who are more worried about famine, poverty, and disease than religion.
2 hours 30 minutes
Prince of Wales Theatre
Nearest Underground: Piccadilly Circus
Nearest Rail: Charing Cross
Bus Routes: 14, 19, 22, 38
Wheelchair Access: Yes