The Book Of Mormon Review

I saw The Book Of Mormon at the Palace Theatre on its UK Tour and it was incredible.

It is the most entertaining two hours money can buy, no questions asked. And here is why: The Book Of Mormon follows two missionaries that get sent to Uganda and along the way they learn a lot about themselves and the world. Now put in 16 killer songs, a hilarious script and slick direction/choreography, you have got yourself a brilliant 5 star musical comedy!

We are so lucky to have such an excellent tour cast, a lot of the ensemble are making their professional debut and their energy bursts right of the stage up into the gods. I have never seen such a hard working ensemble, their performance’s of the genius choreography is exhilarating. There is never a dull moment in The Book Of Mormon and you will be tired of smiling so much. Genius production numbers are delivered to you one after the other but then they can draw it right back in for a hearty solo or duet. It is a pure delight of a show that the whole world needs to see. However beware that it is very offensive and crude at times and you are left thinking how do they get away with it after a joke. I would say that 14+ would be fine watching. It is a great feeling to be surrounded by 1,500 people laughing their faces off.

Kevin Clay plays Elder Price and just wow! His vocals cut through the strong band of 8 and his camp portrayal of the character works very well. His comic timing was excellent and the relationship between Price and Cunningham was very funny. Conner Peirson plays the hilarious Elder Cunningham. I loved his goofy vocal choice for the character and his physical comedy is perfection. A special mention must go to Nicole-Lily Baisden who plays the innocent and sweet Nabulungi. Her “Sal Tlay Ka Siti” was very strong and it was a nice touching moment of the show.

The Book, Music and lyrics are by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. The music is brilliant with some songs where they have got inspiration from big broadway shows like Wicked and some numbers arc back to the golden age of musicals. You have got so many styles packed in this two hour blockbuster. The Book and Lyrics are packed with laugh out loud comedy. Direction is by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker. This production is slick clever and it looks amazing visually. It is packed with energy and heart and their is morals underneath this glitzy musical. It is Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and it is pure genius, so precise and impressive. I really enjoyed the set design by Scott Pask which is a proper musical set until you get to Africa…

The Book Of Mormon is a joy of a musical which will put a huge smile on your face. Full of clever comedy and slick direction. I have already seen it twice in two weeks and I will be booking another trip soon! Do not miss this 5 star musical!

Thanks for reading. Have you seen The Book Of Mormon? Feel free to comment below or message me on Instagram @unofficialtheatre

Eugene

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