A bit of a faffy title, that one, but the point is – I have now finally seen ‘Book of Mormon’. And what a joyous occasion it was!
‘BOM’ is a musical that it seems that everyone else in the world has already seen. Every time I mentioned I was going to see it, I got, “oh you SHOULD! It’s amazing! Get good seats!”
I’d bought two tickets for my brother as a Christmas present. He’s a ‘South Park’ fan (or he’s been known to chuckle at it, anyway) and since ‘BOM’ was written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the ‘South Park’ guys, he would definitely enjoy a show that talks about sex, things shoved up bums, and laughs irreverently at religion (Jesus’ light-up robes are fabulous).
The tickets cost £90 each, and then he decided he was going to go and see Kaiser Chiefs instead. In fairness, he’d had tickets for that for longer, and as I’d wanted the ‘BOM’ tickets to be a surprise, I couldn’t check when he was free. So I went with my good friend Russ instead (the dude who also encouraged me to go to a casino. He’s clearly a bad influence).
If you are one of the few people who has never seen ‘BOM’, please buy or steal a ticket. It will offer you in return the following things:
- Shiny American teeth
- Maggots in someone’s scrotum
- Crafty advice on how to avoid feeling sad / gay
- Jesus in light-up robes
- A genius song about baptism that could equally be interpreted as a sexual come-on
- The phrase, “I’m wet with salvation”
- A comedy fat guy who is HILARIOUS and AMAZING
- A very funny Ugandan version of the story of Joseph Smith, complete with Darth Vader
- Men dressed as women
- Bloody brilliant sets and lighting
- A “spooky Mormon Hell dream” with appearances by Satan and Hitler
- The fabulous Elder McKinley who is hysterical and DEFINITELY NOT GAY
Just go. Just go and see it. I have never laughed so hard at anything before. I also, when I’ve got some more money, need to buy some ‘BOM’ socks, just because.