The Book of Mormon in Leeds: how to get tickets to the controversial musical's Grand Theatre performances

The Book of Mormon will be on show at Leeds Grand Theatre from Wednesday 8 April 2020 to Saturday May 2.

Saturday, 16th November 2019, 5:00 pm
Andrew Rannells and the cast of The Book of Mormon performs on stage during the 2011 Tony Awards in New York City (Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

The West End smash musical is written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, as well as co-creator Robert Lopez, known for co-writing the songs for Disney's Frozen and Coco.

It follows the story of two Mormon boys from Salt Lake City trying to preach their sect of Christianity to the uninterested inhabitants of a remote village, and during their travels, they visit Uganda where they are faced with robbery, famine, poverty and AIDS, in a show that tackles hard-hitting controversial topics such as female genital mutilation and oppression along the way.

It is a "satirical examination" of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – known as the Mormon Church – and is considered irreverent, profane, at times shocking, and offensive by many.

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Since making its world premiere in March 2011 at New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre, where it won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Book of Mormon has been performed on three continents and won over 30 international awards.

Announcing the dates in a predictably offbeat way in October, the Tony award-winning musical comedy shared a photo of a Book of Mormon poster in the Trinity Shopping Centre alongside the caption: "#TheMormonsAreComing... TO LEEDS OH COOL, the home of Cluedo and Scary Spice!”

The UK tour opened in Manchester in June 2019 - the first performance away from the West End for the show - and other confirmed touring runs include the Bristol Hippodrome, Birmingham Hippodrome and Newcastle Theatre Royal.

How can I get tickets?

Tickets for The Book of Mormon’s Leeds dates went on sale in late October.

They can be bought through the Leeds Grand Theatre's official website, and range in price from £15 to £65.

Show time is 7.30pm on all dates, although there will also be matinee performances at 2.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.