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Review of The Book of Mormon, Theatre Royal Norwich

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The Broadway smash hit is in Norwich for two weeks, bringing all its indecently funny and super sharp songs to us - and a bit more.

From the duo who created South Park and the lyricist who penned Let It Be from Frozen, it’s no surprise that this musical is clever, challenging and totally inappropriate!

Sure it’s foul-mouthed, but this is very much a production for the 21st century - there’s no saccharine love story or noble tale of good triumphing over evil. Rather it holds a mirror up to a particular religion and asks you to challenge it. Does it help you find your own brand of salvation? Well - maybe there’s a somewhat surprising answer.

Book of Mormon. Photo: Paul Coltas
Book of Mormon. Photo: Paul Coltas

The cast are simply all terrific - totally dedicated, with the two leads, the Mormon missionaries sent to Africa to spread the word, played by Robert Colvin and Conner Peirson, are outstanding.

They are true triple threats - acting, singing and dancing their little socks off.

This is a show which comes with a big reputation and thus high expectations but it easily meets them. You’ll be fully baptised into the Book of Mormon fan club, even if you sometimes can’t quite believe what you are hearing!

Book of Mormon. Photo: Paul Coltas
Book of Mormon. Photo: Paul Coltas

The show runs until February 5.

Sarah Hardy

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