The Book of Mormon at The Princess of Wales Theatre

I mentioned at Christmastime (in this post) that Nick had given me tickets to see The Book of Mormon at The Princess of Wales Theatre on King Street West.

The gift was a complete surprise, considering we have never been to a big musical theatre production together in the almost two decades we’ve known one another. That is not to say I wasn’t happy with the gift … I definitely was! The reason we’d never been to such a show before was due to his lack of interest, not mine. No doubt, his decision to get these particular tickets was based on the fact that The Book of Mormon is a comedy written by the creators of South Park.

Described by The New York Times as the “best musical of this century”, and having won many prizes and awards for its Broadway and in London productions during the six years that it’s been staged, you don’t need me to tell you that it was really good, but I’m going to anyway! We didn’t really know what to expect before seeing it and I think that made it all the better — the shock effect was in full force. It is so funny.

I was interested to read that the striking decor within The Princess of Wales Theatre is a commissioned project by artist Frank Stella. Its 10,000 square feet of paintings, which span the entire place, are considered one of the largest mural installations of modern times.

We had a wonderful time and were still laughing and singing bits of the songs the next day. I’ve told Nick that I’m all for receiving “gifts of experience” here on out!

Thanks for reading. I hope you have a great weekend!
xo loulou

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6 Responses to The Book of Mormon at The Princess of Wales Theatre

  1. Norma says:

    I like gifts of experience and this looks like a very good one x

  2. Vix says:

    Isn’t it lovely to have a gift for Xmas and enjoy it three months later? A friend bought me tickets for a show once and it was lovely to have a big night out in the grim days of late Winter. xxx

  3. Julie says:

    I’m not much for musicals, but even I want to see that one too- it looks hilarious!!! And if Nick liked it, then I bet I can convince Guy to see it. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Hena Tayeb says:

    That sounds awesome. We haven’t seen Book of Mormon yet.
    We try to catch a show or something similar once a year.. after the first few years of not so great gifts we believe in the gifts of experience or vacation.

  5. I’d love to see Book of Mormon!

  6. i love musicals and miss LA because they were so much more accessible! also YOUR HAIR LOULOU! soooo pretty love the waves!

    xO!
    http://www.thehautecookie.com

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