Extensions for Book Of Mormon and Curious Incident in the West End
It was only recently that we reported on the latest West End booking extensions, with Nice Fish amongst those adding new dates even though it is yet to open. Today, however, we turn our attentions to two west end shows that have been entertaining audiences for a few years now and are showing no signs of slowing down.
The Book of Mormon and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time are both very different shows but both have various things in common. Both are critically acclaimed, both have earned Laurence Olivier Awards and both continue to sell high levels of theatre tickets. With that in mind it is no wonder they’ve extended again, the former to January 2017 and the latter to April 2017.
The Book Of Mormon runs at the Prince of Wales Theatre and opened there in March 2013. It is one of the most acclaimed comedies running in the capital and this is no surprise considering it has been put together by South Park’s Trey Parker & Matt Stone and Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez.
It tells of Mormon missionaries in Uganda trying to spread the word of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but have no luck as the locals have much more pressing issues, like war, to deal with.
Fans of South Park and Avenue Q will be right at home with the production as it features their trademark risqué humour and some memorable songs.
And thanks to its latest booking extension it is now running at the Prince of Wales Theatre for performances up to Saturday 7th January 2017.
Meanwhile, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time has been running at the Gielgud Theatre since July 2014, following a previous run at the Apollo Theatre (it was forced to move due to the well-publicised ceiling collapse at the latter venue).
Based on Mark Haddon’s novel, it tells the story of Christopher, a teenager with learning difficulties who must solve the mystery of his neighbour’s dead dog, or else he will be pinned with the crime.
It is now running at the Gielgud Theatre for performances up to Saturday 22nd April 2017.