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Extensions for The Book Of Mormon and The Woman In Black

Friday, 23rd Oct 2015

Two well known shows in the capital have recently announced new booking periods, adding new dates to their run of performances in the West End. The Book of Mormon, continuing to entertain the crowds at the Prince of Wales Theatre, extends to February 2016 whilst The Woman in Black has extended so that it is now booking to July 2016.

The Book Of Mormon is the well known musical penned by South Park’s Trey Parker & Matt Stone and Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez. The comedy shows details the story of a group of Mormon missionaries who head to Uganda to spread the word of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is a community with many problems and the inhabitants there turn out to be more concerned with famine, disease and war than with religion.

It has proven to be a huge success on both sides of the Atlantic, earning Tony Awards and Laurence Olivier Awards, whilst audiences have continued to flock to see it. The positive word of mouth has helped it along, as well as the songs like All American Prophet, Man Up, Making Things Up Again, Joseph Smith American Moses and Tomorrow Is A Latter Day, amongst others.
The production’s extension means that potential audiences can now choose dates up to Saturday 6th February 2016.

Meanwhile, The Woman In Black is the long running ghost story at the Fortune Theatre. The show follows the trainee solicitor Arthur Kipps as he travels to the estate of a Miss Alice Drablow, who has recently passed, to handle her papers. But at the funeral he notices the figure of a woman, whom no-one will talk about. The secret could lie in the mysterious Eel Marsh House.

The production opened at the Fortune Theatre in 1989, having previously appeared at the Lyric Hammersmith, the Strand Theatre (now the Novello Theatre) and the Playhouse Theatre.

It remains at the mentioned Fortune Theatre to this day, making it one of the longest running shows in the capital, and it is now booking to Saturday 30th July 2016. 

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