Tony-Winning Smash-Hit Musical 'The Book of Mormon' Is Coming Back to Australia in 2025

Sydney will host the return of this crass magnum opus from 'South Park' creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone from July 2025.
Sarah Ward and Libby Curran
Published on April 22, 2024

"The mormons are coming", posters popping up in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane promised in the 2010s. If you start spotting something similar now, they might feature the words "the mormons are back" instead. After breaking records on its first Australian run, The Book of Mormon is returning Down Under, with the smash-hit musical's suitcases are packed for Sydney.

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 QThe Book of Mormon is probably one of the most-lauded comedies ever to have centred on the Church of Latter Day Saints and African missions — and to approached both with Parker and Stone's usual humour. 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 the US in 2011, when it was called "one of the most joyously acidic bundles Broadway has unwrapped in years".

Australia's OG date with The Book of Mormon also earned accolades, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical at the 2017 Helpmann Awards. When the show premiered in the Victorian capital in 2015, it enjoyed the highest-selling on-sale period for a show at Melbourne's Princess Theatre. When it first went to Sydney, it also set a record for the highest-grossing musical in the city's history.

A decade ago, Parker and Stone's hilariously irreverent hit production spent a year in Melbourne, then did the same in Sydney, then made two trips to Brisbane — because one wasn't enough. This time, debuting from July 2025, The Book of Mormon is hitting Sydney's Capitol Theatre first up. Exact dates haven't yet been revealed, however, and neither has any planned stops in other Aussie cities.

If missed it then or you're keen to see it again, you'll be plenty excited that you're getting a new 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 waitlist is open now for the Sydney season, with no word yet as to when tickets will go on sale — or about who'll be taking to the stage in the cast, either.

The Book of Mormon will play Sydney's Capitol Theatre from July 2025 — we'll update you when exact dates are announced. To sign up for the ticket waitlist, head to the musical's website.

Images: Paul Coltas, London Company.

Published on April 22, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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