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The best London musicals to book right now from Hadestown to Hello Dolly!

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The Book Of Mormon at the Prince Of Wales Theatre in 2013

Dave Bennett

Few would have thought that the story of a Mormon mission in a remote Ugandan village would, or could, be transformed into one of the funniest musicals of recent times. But 13 years after its New York City premiere, The Book of Mormon is still making packed out theatres squeal in delight. The plot, which follows two young Mormons’ desperate attempts to preach to uninterested African villagers (who are more concerned with issues such as FGM, HIV/AIDS and famine) is both savage and hysterical.

Given that Disney’s Frozen became the highest-grossing animation of all time in 2013, it was perhaps always destined to become a stage musical. Following a Denver tryout, the show arrived on Broadway in 2018, with music and lyrics from husband and wife team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez – the pair behind the film’s Oscar-winning song Let It Go. It arrived in London, at the gloriously refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane in late 2021, since when nearly 3 million visitors have seen it. If you want to join the ranks , the musical will be closing in Theatreland in September – so grab your tickets now.

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