The second incarnation of my blog
Yesterday Pete and I struggled through the wintery weather to accompany my Mum and Dad to the theatre to see The Book Of Mormon.
We first became aware of the show when we were in New York in the summer and it was receiving rave reviews then. It’s now come to London and it’s a bonkers show!
The story centres on a pair of 18 year old ‘Elders’, fresh from training and sent to spread the good word. Their missionary position (see what I did there?) is not Orlando as one has dreamed of, instead it’s war torn Uganda!
It’s a very funny musical with plenty of energetic dancing and digs at the ludicrousness of religion. Whatever your religious following, you have to wonder how the Mormon following has grown considering it’s based on some pretty crazy beliefs. Though, since when has blind faith been a problem?
There are plenty of sexual jokes, Lion King jokes, visual gags, some slapstick and overall, a Monty Python silliness that works very well. I was a bit concerned that my Mum and Dad might find the humour a bit childish, the swearing a bit too much and the sexual content over the line… but I needn’t have worried, as they laughed all the way through and loved it.
I’m not usually a huge fan of musicals, but when done well, they can be a great way to spend time. I’m sure I missed lots of jokes, so we will return for a second viewing later in the year.
Afterwards, we walked to Covent Garden for a meal at Hawksmoor, another branch of the steak restaurant we went to in February. The food was plentiful, expensive and extravagant. The restaurant was busy and I can’t even share how much the bill was… they make a lot of money there.
We got home exhausted and a bit drunk and had to get up early to get Zac from Grandma’s house before the snow makes it too difficult.