It Looks Like The Book of Mormon Is Coming to Sydney
A series of vague posters saying 'the mormons are coming' have popped up on bus shelters around the city.
August 30, 2017
If you thought you were going to have to head all the way down to Melbourne to catch The Book of Mormon, think again. It looks like Trey Parker and Matt Stone's hit musical is bringing its hilariously irreverent self to Sydney.
At least, that what's all the signs are pointing to, with a series of vague posters popping up on bus shelters across Sydney this week, including this one on Crown Street in Surry Hills.
Announcing simply that 'the mormons are coming', the teasers are pretty short on facts, though they've inspired plenty of locals to jump over to the website and sign up to the email list for first dibs on any info that does surface.
Even The Book of Mormon's publicity company is keeping hush and refusing to comment on the prospect of a Sydney run. Looks like we'll just have to sit tight and wait for confirmation.
Written by South Park and Team America's notoriously puerile creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, together with Robert Lopez of genius grown-up muppet show Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon is probably one of the most lauded comedies ever to have centred on the Church of Latter Day Saints, African missions, AIDS, bum jokes and super ironic racism. If it wasn't so smart and so funny, few would forgive it. But since it is, The Book of Morman has picked up nine Tonys, four Olivier Awards and a Grammy since it debuted in 2011, and has been called "one of the most joyously acidic bundles Broadway has unwrapped in years".
If you've been among the throngs to see the musical in New York, Chicago or London, then you'll be plenty excited that your Melbourne friends will now get the chance to go learn all the idiosyncratic details of Mormonism, meet war criminal General Butt-Fucking Naked and know the true meaning of the hakuna matata-like saying 'Hasa Diga Eebowai'.
The Book of Mormon is due to wrap up in Melbourne on November 19. We'll keep you updated on any official announcements.