Extension for The Book Of Mormon as NotMoses Comes to an End
Once again we turn our attentions on the west end shows that are changing their booking periods, with the popular musical The Book of Mormon adding new dates at the Prince of Wales Theatre and NotMoses, the comedy that offers an alternative look at the Book of Exodus, closing early at the Arts Theatre.
The Book Of Mormon’s extension at the Prince of Wales will come as no surprise to anyone that has been following the show since it was first seen on Broadway. After all, the production has won numerous awards, earned considerable praise from critics and attracted large audiences, ensuring a continued presence in the capital.
The story follows Mormon missionaries heading out to Uganda where they aim to spread the word of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But when they get there it is clear that the locals have little time for religion, what with all the war and famine that they have to deal with.
The show is also well known for featuring numerous musical numbers like All American Prophet, Making Things Up Again, Joseph Smith American Moses and Tomorrow Is A Latter Day, amongst others.
These songs and the accompanying story are the brainchild of Trey Parker & Matt Stone of South Park notoriety and Robert Lopez of Avenue Q. This famous team has ensured fans of their respective shows have been a big part of the production’s success as well.
And with that in mind The Book Of Mormon is now booking at the Prince of Wales Theatre to Saturday 25th June 2016.
Meanwhile, NotMoses is the latest offering at the Arts Theatre, which takes the story of Moses from the Bible and offers a different perspective, following the child who was not rescued from the Nile as Moses heads off for his life in the spotlight. It was written by Gary Sinyor and was originally set to continue at the West End venue until May.
However, it has now been given a reduced run, meaning that the show is now set to close early on Saturday 9th April 2016.