Hotly anticipated is the transfer to London of the Broadway hit musical, The Book of Mormon. After Jerry Springer, the Opera raised Christian protest for both the BBC and the provincial theatres the tour was due to go to, it is refreshing to see the Mormon Church has taken out several full page advertisements in the theatre programme. Well done Mormons! What a PR coup and a very intelligent reaction to what could have been damaging! We had heard that Trey Parker and Matt Stone's musical was blisteringly funny but very naughty as well.
I loved the singing voices of the main women, Christine Allado, Alexia Khadime as Miriam and Tanisha Spring as Queen Nefertari and the tunes would be better appreciated with a better book and less razzmatazz. The hit song "When You Believe" is sung superbly by Alexia Khadime and Christine Allado. The stage briefly lights up with the burning bush scene, the flames are dancers, the waters of the Nile turn red with blood and the Red Sea parts to let the Hebrews through. The number of plagues are very reduced but Hotep is hit badly with red, oozing pustulent boils. Let's move on!