The Book of Mormon (West End)
Ends Nov 2024 2h 30m
The Book of Mormon (West End)
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The Book of Mormon (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

91%
(3018 Ratings)
Positive
94%
Mixed
3%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Great singing

About the Show

Award-winning musical comedy from the creators of 'South Park' and 'Frozen' co-creator Robert Lopez. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (923)

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52 Reviews | 7 Followers
100
Naughty, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if A show that is so funny, so wrong and all round entertaining. You do learn a lot about the Mormans though. Laugh from beginning to end

Don't see it if Don’t go if you don’t like bad language and have not got a sense of humour

70 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Intelligent, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to laugh a lot. Great acting and singing. Great and funny story, kipping your interest during the whole musical.

Don't see it if You are really religious.

50 Reviews | 7 Followers
100
Great songs, amazing writing, incredible cast!, Entertaining, Funny, Must see!!!, Hilarious

See it if Love to laugh until tears roll down your face! If you are not easily offended by profanity and know how to take a joke! It’s a MUST SEE!!!!

Don't see it if If you are a snowflake ❄️ and have no sense of humour! You are easily offended by bad language, and jokes which are so close to bone!

64 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Near the knuckle, Risky, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see one of the funniest musicals ever written. Want to challenge the PC brigade!

Don't see it if You are easily offended!

72 Reviews | 7 Followers
100
Clever, Ambitious, Provocative, Funny, Absorbing

See it if if you are ready to be mind blown by fun and smart songs. Very provocative and it was one of the best shows I saw. I will go back for sure!

Don't see it if If you are a Mormon.

52 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Entertaining

See it if Love this show, it’s funny, tounge in cheek amd very risqué, a great night out

Don't see it if It is very risqué and edgy and won’t certainly be everyone’s taste

177 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Exciting, Spectacular, Edgy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want hilarious clever catchy songs spread hope good & belief. Phenomenal cast, incredible ensemble choreography. Outrageously brilliant!

Don't see it if Extremely strong language offends.

51 Reviews | 4 Followers
100
Great staging, Riveting, Must see, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You don't take life too seriously and enjoy a good laugh at cleverly written songs.

Don't see it if You are easily offended!

Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
March 23rd, 2013

“Parker and Stone’s musical is not particularly shocking...This is a big-hearted affair that pays note-perfect homage to the sounds and spirit of Broadway’s golden age...‘The Book of Mormon’ is very funny, breathing three-dimensional, all-singing, all-dancing life into the absurdities of literal Mormon dogma without ever being particularly mean...A tremendous show...But...it lacks the satiric purpose and angry animating spark of its creators’ other work.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
August 26th, 2023

“...this wild, thrilling, go-for-broke, genuinely hilarious musical comedy remains one of the funniest shows in the West End...the show is never mean-spirited; it’s actually rather genial in its equal-opportunities satire...Frankly, it feels like a miracle that this comic gem is still perfectly intact, and still bringing such palpable joy to theatre-goers. I’m a believer!”
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WhatsOnStage
March 21st, 2013

“How refreshing it is to see a show on a West End stage that resonates so widely across the cultural spectrum...Not every number hits the mark...But in the main this is a cornucopia of comedy musical treats...There is little here to genuinely shock, and laughs by the bucketload...By warm-heartedly embracing the medium of musical theatre, Parker and Stone have revealed a maturity and sensitivity lacking from their screen work. And I for one am delighted to welcome them to the fold.”
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The Independent (UK)
March 21st, 2013

“Directed with terrific zap and zestful precision...the show thwacks together a caricature-tendentious view of modern Mormon masculinity with a calculatedly outrageous Lion King-skewed view of Africa. It begins with preternatural comic efficiency...There is also something very winning about its spirit. True, it does not take any really daring risks...But songs, though not especially memorable, have bounce and bite and colour. And the spirit of the piece is tremendously attractive.”
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Financial Times (UK)
March 24th, 2013

"The show works at root as a feel good evening, but one that successfully disguises its true nature by eschewing genuine sentiment; that is what is really being parodied most consistently...Nicholaw’s production sells its bare-faced cheek with enormous technical and performance flair and a brash yet disarming puerile charm...The total creation is neither as perfect nor as audacious as it pretends, but it puts over the package so well that...we do not notice."
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The Telegraph (UK)
March 22nd, 2013

“A piece that returns to the traditional values of musical comedy but with an often foul-mouthed irreverence and outrageousness that makes it seem cutting edge...But while acknowledging that it is often damnably clever and sharp, I find it hard to warm to the show...Essentially this is an odd-couple buddy musical...’The Book of Mormon’ strikes me as a decadent and self-indulgent musical, and its mixture of satire and syrup ultimately proves repellent."
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The Times (UK)
March 22nd, 2013

“It offers big belting numbers, witty lyrics, and joyfully athletic dances...Beneath its jollity, is morally null and — without seeming to notice it — pretty racist. Or, at least, colonialist...I am fine with jokes about religion, zealotry, sex, bums, willies, clitorises, all that. And, yes, Mormons bought advertising space in the programme. But I don’t see any Ugandans wanting to. Even though the dances are great.”
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The Guardian (UK)
March 24th, 2013

“The most cryingly good night out...The first surprise is how punchingly good the music is. The opening number...Is one of the best intro numbers to a musical...The story they so winningly, foot-stompingly help to tell is by Parker and Stone...And it's about Mormons. And because the story and the bulk of lyrics are by these two, it's bright, fierce, challenging, and unashamedly scatological...It's offensive. In such a good, clever, kind way...A night of unalloyed joy. And damned fine music.”
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