Last Thursday, a friend invited me to London for his birthday outing to see The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre, and to have dinner in Chinatown. I was really excited to see him again after the Eton Reunion we had in the summer and I was looking forward to the musical.
I went up with a school friend, Jessica, who was also invited.Chinatown
There was a party of ten and a table had been booked at the Chinese restaurant Wan Chai Corner. Six of us were interested in the Peking Set Menu ‘P2’ and so we settled on ordering the set meal for four people instead (since there is always way more food than necessary). The P2 menu included a spicy seafood soup followed by the typical duck and pancakes before the main meal: three various meat dishes (spicy chicken), crispy beef and sweet and sour prawns, a plate full of vegetables and also a massive bowl of egg fried rice. We all tucked in and enjoyed the pink champagne Pip’s sister treated us to!
The Book of Mormon
After the delicious meal, we walked three minutes down the road to the Prince of Wales Theatre.
The show tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries who are sent to a small town in Uganda to bring news of the Latter Day Saints. They are shocked at the cultural differences, as a War Lord threatens the local villages and controls the area by fear. Both missionaries attempt to share the scriptures with the local people, although only one of them knows it well enough. Famine, poverty and AIDS threaten the town, and the duo must battle their own beliefs in order to succeed and make a change. The show stars US tour cast members Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner.
We had really good seats, only about eight rows back from the front! The show was full of wit and humour and I really enjoyed it! The story line was hilarious; I didn’t even know much about Mormons before the show but afterwards I knew plenty. The songs and choreography were absolutely hilarious and some of the homemade costumes were on point. I was laughing throughout and by the end of it my cheeks were aching. It was a fab show and I’d love to go and see it again!
You can buy tickets here.
After the show, we wandered around London and walked towards Covent Garden.After a quick stop at Shake Shack (I got the chips), we all said our goodbyes and departed. What a lovely night!
Have you been to the theatre recently?