The Book Of Mormon Confirmed for the Prince of Wales Theatre
South Park Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Broadway Show Set to Appear in the West End from February 2013
Back in February it was revealed by Baz Bamigboye in the Daily Mail that “The Book of Mormon”, which has earned great praise on Broadway, is set to make its way across the Atlantic to the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre. This has now been confirmed with the likes of Official London theatre and London Theatre Guide reporting on the show’s start date of 25th February 2013, giving audiences plenty of time to pick up theatre tickets when they go on sale in September.
The show is famous for its teaming of both Trey Parker and Matt Stone, known for their creation of “South Park”, and Robert Lopez, one of the creators of “Avenue Q”. As such London theatre audiences can expect plenty of satire as they target the likes of religion and the economy during the course of the show.
It is the type of humour that has been prevalent in “South Park” for many years. The show features some foul-mouthed ten year-old in the Colorado town of the same name and in the show’s 16-year history they have tackled an array of controversial topics (including Mormonism in the episode “All About Mormons”).
In addition to “South Park”, Parker and Stone have also been behind “Team America: World Police”, “Orgazmo” and “BASEketball”, among others.
“The Book of Mormon” focuses on a group of missionaries who head out to Uganda to teach them the ways of the Latter Day saints. The young Mormons are surprised at the various cultural differences that are prevalent in the country. Such is the extent of these differences; they find that people are more interested in AIDS and war rather than their religion.
It being a musical there are also various numbers that have entertained audiences state-side such as “I Am Africa”, “Spooky Mormon Hell Dream” and “All American Prophet”, among others.
Casting has not been announced as of yet, though the New York creative team will be making their way to the Prince of Wales Theatre (including Trey Parker as director). It begins previews on Monday 25th February 2013.