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“Very fun, but ultimately harsh”

The Book of Mormon London
Ranked #9 of 348 Concerts & Shows in London
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Portland, Oregon
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“Very fun, but ultimately harsh”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

I loved the first act. The acting, singing, dancing, and dialogue were terrific. I know a bit about Mormons because there were many in the small town in American in which I was brought up (not a town in Utah).

In the second act, it was still fun, but I was distracted by how insulting it was. From a play I expected something a bit more nuanced than a South Park episode, even though I knew that the South Park folks had written it. There was a South Park episode about a Mormon family that made fun of the religion, but also showed some of its nice aspects, something not in the play.

The bottom line is that every religion can be mocked for its ample irrationality. We usually don't dare be this mocking to other more major religions for fear of offense. I have to give the Mormons a lot of credit for not making a fuss about this musical.

Still, I do recommend the musical. Laugh, but don't be affected by it's portrayal of Mormons.

Visited May 2013
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“Fabulous”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Laughed until I was nearly sick, this is wonderful. The theatre has been beautifully refurbished too!

Visited May 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Outstanding!”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

One of the funniest and best musicals/shows on in London at the moment! If you want a fun night, i would highly recommend seeing this show. Hats off to Matt and Trey!!! 5*

Visited April 2013
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Stuttgart, Germany
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“Face pain”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

My face hurt because I was laughing and smiling for over 2 hours. I know the ticket prices can be high, but it is the best show in town.

Visited May 2013
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London
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“Brilliant”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is a great show, original, witty and intelligent. I laughed from start to finish and was extremely impressed with the quality of the musical numbers, dancing and acting.

Clever, incredibly rude and extremely funny, this is a must see in London.

Visited May 2013
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