February 20, 2013, 8:11 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- One of the most talked-about stage musicals in recent years is coming to the West End in 2013. The Book of Mormon, a sharp satire on Mormonism and religion in general, is set for an initial run at the Prince of Wales Theatre from February 25th to May 5th.
The show is the latest production from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of South Park . Composer Robert Lopez, best known for profanity-laden puppet hit Avenue Q, contributed music to a show that's been a massive hit with critics and audiences alike. Lampooning the conventions of musical theatre as much as it does organized religion, The Book of Mormon has collected numerous awards since its first Broadway run in 2011. Among the accolades are Nine Tony Awards (including one for Best Musical) and a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.
The plot follows two young Mormon Missionaries, posted to a remote village in northern Uganda , where a warlord is terrorizing the local population. The missionaries naively try to share the titular scripture with the oppressed villagers, but have difficulty conveying the message to a region beset by war, famine, poverty and AIDS.
The Book of Mormon has garnered overwhelmingly positive reviews for treading the right line between satire and offence. The original Broadway cast recording, released in May 2011, was the highest-charting Broadway album in over four decades, reaching No. 3 on Billboard.
Tickets for the show have been on sale for months, and are likely to sell out as opening night approaches. They can be booked via LondonTown.com. The site is also providing discounts on London hotels close to the Prince of Wales Theatre.
A stone's throw from the theatre, one of the London hotels participating in the offer is the W London Leicester Square. When booking through LondonTown.com, guests can take advantage of a 32% discount on double and twin rooms. The reduced rate brings the cost of a stay down to £316 per night.
The Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire is one of the best London hotels in the West End . They are currently offering a 22% discount on double rooms. The discount brings the cost of a night's stay down to £290.
Both featured London hotels are only available at the discounted rates when booking directly through LondonTown.com. For more information on The Book of Mormon, and to browse more London hotels, visit the website. http://www.LondonTown.com