Book of Mormon Goes to Aberdeen in May 2020
A teaser campaign running for a week, both online and on poster, bore a cryptic message: “The Mormons are coming…” It then name-dropped Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Well, it was finally revealed that the sensational musical from West End and Broadway, The Book of Mormon, will be heading to Scotland. This will be in May, from Tuesday 5th to Saturday the 23rd at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen.
The hit musical has won Grammy, Tony and Oliver awards. Scottish fans will most definitely be clamoring for tickets to see the ‘Best Musical of the Century’ with the higher-ups at the Aberdeen Performing Arts preparing for the onslaught during the race for those tickets to the show’s Scottish premiere.
Director of the APA’s programming and creative projects, Ben Torrie, expressed delight on the Mormon’s expedition to Aberdeen. For interested parties, the show is described as witty, funny and sharp but not for the faint of heart. Why? Because of its very satire-based outlook on beliefs and practices by the Latter-Day Saints. Critics have gone ahead to call it “filthy, offensive, and the funniest musical ever.”
This probably makes sense when one realizes that Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who are the creators of the infamous animated comedy SouthPark are involved in the script, lyrics and music. Also involved is Robert Lopez, co-writer for songs in Disney films Coco and Frozen. The story follows Mormon missionaries on their quest to spread the Christian religion to a remote village in Uganda. The show premiered on Broadway in 2011.